Failure Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Optimism is a kind of heart stimulant - the digitalis of failure.
Elbert Hubbard

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

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

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

Keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.
Roger Babson

All war represents a failure of diplomacy.
Tony Benn

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Success and failure are equally disastrous.
Tennessee Williams

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

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

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

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

Success is ninety-nine percent failure.
Soichiro Honda

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

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

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

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

If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your style.
Quentin Crisp

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

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

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

Most of us spend the first 6 days of each week sowing wild oats, then we go to church on Sunday and pray for a crop failure.
Fred Allen

If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure.
Al Gore

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

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

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

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

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

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

We failed, but in the good providence of God apparent failure often proves a blessing.
Robert E Lee

Pain is temporary, Failure lasts for ever.
Lance Armstrong

There is always time for failure.
John Mortimer

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

There is something about the literary life that repels me, all this desperate building of castles on cobwebs, the long drawn acrimonious struggle to make something important which we all know will be gone forever in a few years, the miasma of failure which is to me almost as offensive as the cheap gaudiness of popular success.
Raymond Chandler



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