Failure Quotes

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

About the only problem with success is that it does not teach you how to deal with failure.
Tommy Lasorda

You have to win the title here. The fans will not accept failure. If you lose, everybody cries for seven days; if you win, they carry you on their hands
Mateja Kezman

The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.
Sven Goran Eriksson

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

Translation is the art of failure.
Umberto Eco

Successful people are very lucky. Just ask any failure.
Michael Levine

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

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

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

If you want to win the battle then you better have the better tanks, they can make the difference between success and failure in combat.
Heinz Guderian

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

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

A vice is a failure of desire
Gerald Stanley Lee

My life, my career has been like a roller coaster. I've either been an enormous success or just a down-and-out failure.
Judy Garland

Pain is temporary, Failure lasts for ever.
Lance Armstrong

If I have any justification for having lived it's simply, I'm nothing but faults, failures and so on, but I have tried to make a good pair of shoes. There's some value in that.
Arthur Miller

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

Success is a public affair. Failure is a private funeral.
Rosalind Russell

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

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

I hate to be a failure. I hate and regret the failure of my marriages. I would gladly give all my millions for just one lasting marital success.
J P Getty

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

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

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

A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in the experience.
Elbert Hubbard

The happy people are failures because they are on such good terms with themselves they don't give a damn.
Agatha Christie

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Thomas Edison

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

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

The avocation of assessing the failures of better men can be turned into a comfortable livelihood, providing you back it up with a PhD.
Nelson Algren

All I can do will only ever be a faint image of what I see and my success will always be less than my failure or perhaps equal to the failure. [er, yes]
Alberto Giacometti

All war represents a failure of diplomacy.
Tony Benn

Gordon Brown and his 'new' Cabinet cannot escape the last 10 years. Labour's failures are their failures too.
Sir Menzies Campbell

Successes have many fathers, failures have none.
Philip Caldwell

Trying to integrate oneself and ones family with a community like that is something that is always ultimately destined to failure.
Christopher Gist

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

Success doesn't mean the absence of failures; it means the attainment of ultimate objectives.
Edwin C Bliss

All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.
William Faulkner

Both my marriages were failures! Number one departed, and number two stayed
Gustav Mahler

We are all failures at least the best of us are.
J M Barrie

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

I wasn't afraid to fail.
Something good always comes out of failure.
Anne Baxter

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

The awareness of the ambiguity of one's highest achievements (as well as one's deepest failures) is a definite symptom of maturity.
Paul Tillich

The chancellor's failure to give Britain's taxpayers value for money will be the terrible legacy of this government.
Oliver Letwin

Success is not forever and failure isn't fatal.
Don Shula

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

Children love and want to be loved and they very much prefer the joy of accomplishment to the triumph of hateful failure.
Erik Erikson

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

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