50+ Failure Quotes

Failure isn’t fatal, but failure to change might be. – John Wooden


Failure isn't fatal, but failure to change might be. – John Wooden

My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure. – Abraham Lincoln


Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of a greater or equal benefit. – Napoleon Hill


Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure. – Napoleon Hill


All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. – Sophocles


Children have a lesson adults should learn, to not be ashamed of failing, but to get up and try again. Most of us adults are so afraid, so cautious, so ‘safe,’ and therefore so shrinking and rigid and afraid that it is why so many humans fail. Most middle–aged adults have resigned themselves to failure. – Malcolm X


It’s not how far you fall, but how high you bounce that counts. – Zig Ziglar


Failure is another stepping stone to greatness. – Oprah Winfrey


Just because you fail once doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything. – Marilyn Monroe


Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error. – Cicero


The master has failed more times than the beginner has tried. – Stephen McCranie


Failure defeats losers but it inspires winners. – Anonymous


In order to succeed, you must be willing to experience failure. – Anonymous


Don’t fear failure. Fear being in the exact same place next year as you are today. – Anonymous


The one who falls and gets up is so much stronger than the one who never fell. – Anonymous


A minute’s success pays the failure of years. – Robert Browning


Never let success get to your head; never let failure get to your heart. – Anonymous


No man ever achieved worth–while success who did not, at one time or other, find himself with at least one foot hanging well over the brink of failure. – Napoleon Hill


A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing. – George Bernard Shaw


It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure. – Bill Gates


If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really lost. – Zig Ziglar


Failure is nothing more than a chance to revise your strategy. – Anonymous


It’s not failure, it’s unfinished success. – Anonymous


Failure is so important. We speak about success all the time. It is the ability to resist failure or use failure that often leads to greater success. I’ve met people who don’t want to try for fear of failing. – J.K. Rowling


When we give ourselves permission to fail, we, at the same time, give ourselves permission to excel. – Eloise Ristad


Fail, fail again, fail better. – Samuel Beckett


Don’t bury your failures, let them inspire you. – Robert Kiyosaki


Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up. – Chinese proverb


When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work. – George Bernard Shaw


Failure is the foundation of success, and the means by which it is achieved. – Lao Tzu


Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable. – Coco Chanel


Fear regret more than failure. – Taryn Rose


Giving up is the only sure way to fail. – Gena Showalter


I haven’t failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. – Thomas Edison


Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be. – John Wooden


We are all full of weakness and errors; let us mutually pardon each other our follies. – Voltaire


I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I can not accept not trying. – Michael Jordan


There is no such thing as failure, only learning experiences. – Anonymous


Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try. – Jack Canfield


No man is defeated without until he has first been defeated within. – Eleanor Roosevelt


You always pass failure on your way to success. – Mickey Rooney


Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead–end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing. – Denis Waitley


Successful people don’t fear failure, but understand that it’s necessary to learn and grow from. – Robert Kiyosaki


Failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success. – Anonymous


Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail. – Confucious


Failures are part of life. If you don’t fail, you don’t learn. If you don’t learn you’ll never change. – Anonymous


She was unstoppable, not because she did not have failures or doubts, but because she continued on despite them. – Beau Taplin


The only true failure is when you stop trying. – Anonymous


Failure is nature’s plan to prepare you for great responsibilities. – Napoleon Hill


Failure is an attitude, not an outcome. – Harvey MacKay


Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure, it just means you haven’t succeeded yet. – Robert H. Schuller


Mistakes are the portals of discovery. – James Joyce


Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. – Henry Ford


To be wrong is nothing unless you continue to remember it. – Confucius


Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure. – George Eliot


It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. – Theodore Roosevelt


The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. – Ralph Waldo Emerson


Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. – Winston Churchill


Failure is the condiment that gives its flavor. – Truman Capote


Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. – Robert F. Kennedy


The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing. – Henry Ford


Failure is success in progress. – Anonymous


Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement. – C. S. Lewis


If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original. – Ken Robinson


The bigger the failure, the greater the lesson. – Anonymous


Failure is good as long as it doesn’t become a habit. – Michael Eisner


Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again. – Richard Branson


There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure. – Paulo Coelho


Success is not a good teacher, failure makes you humble. – Shah Rukh Khan


The secret of life is to fall seven times and to get up eight times. – Paulo Coelho


If you are afraid of failure, you don’t deserve to be successful. – Charles Barkley


When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important. – Ellen DeGeneres


Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again. – Nelson Mandela


Courage allows the successful woman to fail and learn powerful lessons, from the failure. So that in the end, she didn’t fail at all. – Maya Angelou


A man may fail many times but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else. – John Burroughs


Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

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