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72 Inspirational Quotes About Failure (SUCCESS)

Top 10 Most Famous Quotes About Failure (BEST)

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”

Maya Angelou
I have not failed. I have found 10,000 ways that don’t work. — Thomas Edison
I have not failed. I have found 10,000 ways that don’t work. — Thomas Edison
Success is most often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable. - Coco Chanel
Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable. – Coco Chanel
Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again. - Nelson Mandela
Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again. – Nelson Mandela
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail. ― Confucius
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail. ― Confucius
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. — Albert Einstein
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. — Albert Einstein
The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure. ― John C. Maxwell
The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure. ― John C. Maxwell
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. — Winston Churchill
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. — Winston Churchill
The phoenix must burn to emerge. - Janet Fitch
The phoenix must burn to emerge. – Janet Fitch
Never let success get to your head; never let failure get to your heart.
Never let success get to your head; never let failure get to your heart.

14 Quotes About Failure to Inspire You to Keep Trying

“Just because you fail once, doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don’t, then who will, sweetie?”

Marilyn Monroe
A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying. - B. F. Skinner
A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying. – B. F. Skinner
Failure is only the opportunity more intelligently to begin again. ― Henry Ford
Failure is only the opportunity more intelligently to begin again. ― Henry Ford
The one who falls and gets up is stronger than the one who never tried. Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying. ― Roy T. Bennett
The one who falls and gets up is stronger than the one who never tried. Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying. ― Roy T. Bennett
The biggest risk is not taking any risk. In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks. — Mark Zuckerberg
The biggest risk is not taking any risk. In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks. — Mark Zuckerberg
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
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
Giving up is the only sure way to fail. ― Gena Showalter
Giving up is the only sure way to fail. ― Gena Showalter
I'd rather be partly great than entirely useless. - Neal Shusterman
I’d rather be partly great than entirely useless. – Neal Shusterman
Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever. - Lance Armstrong
Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever. – Lance Armstrong
I really think a champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall. – Serena Williams
I really think a champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall. – Serena Williams
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries. – James A. Michener
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries. – James A. Michener
It’s not how far you fall, but how high you bounce that counts. — Zig Ziglar
It’s not how far you fall, but how high you bounce that counts. — Zig Ziglar
Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. - Og Mandino
Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. – Og Mandino
Those who truly fail in my eyes are the ones who never try at all. The ones who sit on the couch and whine and moan and wait for the world to change for them. - Sarah Dessen
Those who truly fail in my eyes are the ones who never try at all. The ones who sit on the couch and whine and moan and wait for the world to change for them. – Sarah Dessen

14 Quotes on the Correlation Between Failure and Success

“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
Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. — Thomas Edison
Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. — Thomas Edison
Successful people don’t fear failure but understand that it’s necessary to learn and grow from. - Robert Kiyosaki
Successful people don’t fear failure but understand that it’s necessary to learn and grow from. – Robert Kiyosaki
Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something. - Morihei Ueshiba
Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something. – Morihei Ueshiba
The only thing that separates success from failure is one last attempt. Try one more time and you will get lucky. -Apoorve Dubey
The only thing that separates success from failure is one last attempt. Try one more time and you will get lucky. -Apoorve Dubey
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing. — George Bernard Shaw
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing. — George Bernard Shaw

“We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.”

Arianna Huffington
Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success. - Robert T. Kiyosaki
Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success. – Robert T. Kiyosaki
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success. ― Dale Carnegie
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success. ― Dale Carnegie
You always pass failure on your way to success. - Mickey Rooney
You always pass failure on your way to success. – Mickey Rooney
My grandmother once told me, ‘Don`t let failure go to your heart and don’t let success go to your head.’ ― Will Smith
My grandmother once told me, ‘Don`t let failure go to your heart and don’t let success go to your head.’ ― Will Smith
It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure. ― Bill Gates
It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure. ― Bill Gates
If you are afraid of failure, you don’t deserve to be successful. - Charles Barkley
If you are afraid of failure, you don’t deserve to be successful. – Charles Barkley
I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate. – George Burns
I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate. – George Burns

14 Inspirational Quotes About Failure

“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
Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up. - Chinese proverb
Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up. – Chinese proverb
Don’t fear failure — not failure, but low aim is the crime. In great attempts, it is glorious even to fail. ― Bruce Lee
Don’t fear failure — not failure, but low aim is the crime. In great attempts, it is glorious even to fail. ― Bruce Lee
Failure happens all the time. It happens every day in practice. What makes you better is how you react to it. ― Mia Hamm
Failure happens all the time. It happens every day in practice. What makes you better is how you react to it. ― Mia Hamm
Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly. ― John F. Kennedy
Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly. ― John F. Kennedy
It’s only when you risk failure that you discover things. When you play it safe, you’re not expressing the utmost of your human experience. ― Lupita Nyong’o
It’s only when you risk failure that you discover things. When you play it safe, you’re not expressing the utmost of your human experience. ― Lupita Nyong’o
I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying. ― Michael Jordan
I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying. ― Michael Jordan
If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original. - Ken Robinson
If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original. – Ken Robinson
You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over. - Richard Branson
You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over. – Richard Branson
Try again. Fail again. Fail better. ― Samuel Beckett
Try again. Fail again. Fail better. ― Samuel Beckett
Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement. - C.S. Lewis
Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement. – C.S. Lewis
Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure. —George Eliot
Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure. —George Eliot
There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure. - Paulo Coelho
There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure. – Paulo Coelho

20 Wise Quotes About Failure that will Make You Think (WISDOM)

“It is impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.”

J.K. Rowling
The secret of life is to fall seven times and to get up eight times. — Paulo Coelho
The secret of life is to fall seven times and to get up eight times. — Paulo Coelho
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing. - Henry Ford
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing. – Henry Ford
Failure isn't fatal, but failure to change might be. - John Wooden
Failure isn’t fatal, but failure to change might be. – John Wooden
You can’t let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you. ― Barack Obama
You can’t let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you. ― Barack Obama
Failure is a part of the process. You just learn to pick yourself back up. ― Michelle Obama
Failure is a part of the process. You just learn to pick yourself back up. ― Michelle Obama
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try. ― Beverly Sills
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try. ― Beverly Sills
Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness. - Oprah Winfrey
Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness. – Oprah Winfrey

“With a hint of good judgment, to fear nothing, not failure or suffering or even death, indicates that you value life the most. You live to the extreme; you push limits; you spend your time building legacies. Those do not die.”

Criss Jami
The master has failed more times than the beginner has tried. ― Stephen McCranie
The master has failed more times than the beginner has tried. ― Stephen McCranie
Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit. - Napoleon Hill
Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit. – Napoleon Hill
Fear regret more than failure. - Taryn Rose
Fear regret more than failure. – Taryn Rose
Failure is good as long as it doesn’t become a habit. - Michael Eisner
Failure is good as long as it doesn’t become a habit. – Michael Eisner
There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period. ― Brene Brown
There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period. ― Brene Brown
When we give ourselves permission to fail, we, at the same time, give ourselves permission to excel. - Eloise Ristad
When we give ourselves permission to fail, we, at the same time, give ourselves permission to excel. – Eloise Ristad
If you don’t try at anything, you can’t fail… it takes back bone to lead the life you want. - Richard Yates
If you don’t try at anything, you can’t fail… it takes back bone to lead the life you want. – Richard Yates
Failure is another stepping stone to greatness. ― Oprah Winfrey
Failure is another stepping stone to greatness. ― Oprah Winfrey
What is the point of being alive if you don't at least try to do something remarkable? - John Green
What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable? – John Green
I can't give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time. ― Herbert Bayard Swope
I can’t give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time. ― Herbert Bayard Swope
What would you be glad you did – even if you failed? – Brené Brown
What would you be glad you did – even if you failed? – Brené Brown

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