Failure Quotes

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Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes.
John Dewey

If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your thing
Warren Miller

Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
Winston Churchill

The only risk of failure is promotion.
Scott Adams

There is no failure except in no longer trying.
Elbert Hubbard

Not failure, but low aim, is crime
James Russell Lowell

A vice is a failure of desire
Gerald Stanley Lee

It's worse than losing a war - a national crisis of the highest magnitude. [on the World Cup failure 1974]
George Wigg

It is often the failure who is the pioneer in new lands, new undertakings, and new forms of expression.
Eric Hoffer

People in their handlings of affairs often fail when they are about to succeed. If one remains as careful at the end as he was at the beginning, there will be no failure.
Lao Tzu

It is now up to the police to decide whether these donations were part of a conspiracy or an administrative failure.
Vince Cable

What is failure except feebleness? And what is it to miss one's mark except to aim widely and weakly?
Ouida

Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.
Benjamin Franklin

Remember the two benefits of failure. First, if you do fail, you learn what doesn't work; and second, the failure gives you the opportunity to try a new approach.
Roger Von Oech

When you look at the things people are really fed up with, like the collapse of the pension system, like the failure to get money to the frontline of the health service, Gordon Brown is more responsible for that than any other politician including Tony Blair
George Osborne

Often the difference between a successful man and a failure is not one's better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on his ideas, to take a calculated risk, and to act.
Maxwell Maltz

Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
Dale Carnegie

There is always time for failure.
John Mortimer

It would be a real failure if agreeing that it[abortion] was not an electoral issue provided an alibi for taking it seriously as a public issue.
Rowan Williams

Do not allow yourselves to be disheartened by any failure as long as you have done your best.
Mother Teresa

Failure is more frequently from want of energy than want of capital.
Daniel Webster

As an Englander, I must admit it is true - if a Welshman achieves success he is heralded as a britishh triumph, should he lose then he is very much a Welsh failure.
Stan Stevens

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
Bill Cosby

I don't believe in failure. It is not failure if you enjoyed the process.
Oprah Winfrey

Failure is not the only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.
Jules Renard

Any critic is entitled to wrong judgments, of course. But certain lapses of judgment indicate the radical failure of an entire sensibility.
Susan Sontag

Over the next four years, we will be bold. We will be willing to experiment. We will not fear failure.
Matt Blunt

There is much to be said for failure. It is much more interesting than success.
Max Beerbohm

You always pass failure on the way to success.
Micky Rooney

In the publishing business you have to learn to greet failure with the same handshake as you would success.
Eddie Bell

Translation is the art of failure.
Umberto Eco

Failure is success if we learn from it.
Malcolm Forbes

Apparent failure may hold in its rough shell the germs of a success that will blossom in time, and bear fruit throughout eternity.
Frances Watkins Harper

The intelligence failures with respect to Iraq were massive and have damaged our credibility around the world.
Carl Levin

I always turn to the sports section first... the front page has nothing but man's failures.
Earl Warren

Don't be afraid of failure; be afraid of petty success.
Maude Adams

The politicians don't just want your money. They want your soul. They want you to
be worn down by taxes until you are dependent and helpless. When you subsidize poverty and failure, you get more of both.
James Dale Davidson

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
Colin Powell

Success is ninety-nine percent failure.
Soichiro Honda

Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things.
Louis Boone

Lack of will power has caused more failure than lack of intelligence or ability.
Flower A Newhouse

Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.
Amelia Earhart

Never give up. Learning from failure is an essential part of the entrepreneur's experience
Rachel Elnaugh

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
Winston Churchill

The fact is that we're too old to make each other miserable, and that's a good thing, not a bad thing, so don't take your failure to make the list personally. [High Fidelity]
Nick Hornby

You always pass failure on the way to success.
Mickey Rooney

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

Success and failure are both difficult to endure. Along with success come drugs, divorce, fornication, bullying, travel, meditation, medication, depression, neurosis and suicide. With failure comes failure.
Joseph Heller

Only one thing makes a dream impossible: the fear of failure.
Paulo Coelho

Sometimes you learn more from failure than you do from success, and in some ways it's better to have failure at the beginning of your career, or your life.
Michael Crawford



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