Failure Quotes

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

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

Failure is success if we learn from it.
Malcolm Forbes

'Failure to prepare. Prepare to fail.'
Roy Keane

There's only one thing that can guarantee our failure, and that's if we quit.
Craig Breedlove

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

May every young scientist remember... and not fail to keep his eyes open for the possibility that an irritating failure of his apparatus to give consistent results may once or twice in a lifetime conceal an important discovery.
Patrick Blackett

A man who has never made a woman angry is a failure in life.
Christopher Morley

We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse
Rudyard Kipling

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

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

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

A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough.
Christian Nestell Bovee

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

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

All human actions are equivalent... and all are on principle doomed to failure.
Carl Sandburg

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

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

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

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

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

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

Destiny - A tyrant's authority for crime and a fool's excuse for failure.
Ambrose Bierce

Failures don't plan to fail; they fail to plan.
Harvey Mackay

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

I've never been able to contemplate failure. Success is everything.
Raymond Blanc

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

All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: Act as if it were impossible to fail. That is the talisman, the formula, the command of right about face which turns us from failure to success.
Dorothea Brande

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

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

What we have seen is an effort to emulate the Blair era, but a failure to do so.
Sir Menzies Campbell

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

A vice is a failure of desire
Gerald Stanley Lee

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

There is no failure except in no longer trying. There is no defeat except from within, no really insurmountable barrier save our own inherent weakness of purpose.
Kin Hubbard

Pressure is a word that is misused in our vocabulary. When you start thinking of pressure, it's because you've started to think of failure.
Tommy Lasorda

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

No matter how vast, how total, the failure of man here on earth, the work of man will be resumed elsewhere. War leaders talk of resuming operations on this front and that, but man's front embraces the whole universe.
Henry Miller

When we can begin to take our failures seriously, it means we are ceasing to be afraid of them. It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves.
Katherine Mansfield

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

I think the company's [HP's] success will be my legacy. The company's failure will be my failure, with all the predictable consequences of that.
Carly Fiorina

Success is ninety-nine percent failure.
Soichiro Honda

If any one faculty of our nature may be called more wonderful than the rest, I do think it is memory. There seems something more speakingly incomprehensible in the powers, the failures, the inequalities of memory, than in any other of our intelligences. The memory is sometimes so retentive, so serviceable, so obedient; at others, so bewildered and so weak; and at others again, so tyrannic, so beyond control! We are, to be sure, a miracle every way; but our powers of recollecting and of forgetting do seem peculiarly past finding out. - Mansfield Park
Jane Austen

We climb to heaven most often on the ruins of our cherished plans, finding our failures were successes.
Amos Bronson Alcott

There is no such thing as failure. There are only results.
Anthony Robbins

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

Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure
William Saroyan

There is always time for failure.
John Mortimer

For people in Brazil, failure in the World Cup was not an option. But we failed.
Ronaldinho



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