Failure Quotes

There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure. Paulo Coelho

Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable. Coco Chanel

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don’t fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail. Bruce Lee

My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with failure. Abraham Lincoln

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

Failure teaches success. Japanese Saying


It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. Theodore Roosevelt

Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt. William Shakespeare

Success is to be measured – not so much by the position that we have reached in life – as by the obstacles that we have overcome while trying to succeed. Booker T. Washington

Without failure we can learn nothing, and yet we have learned to treasure success as the only acceptable standard. Wayne Dwyer, Your Erroneous Zones

Successful people…focus on the rewards of success: learning from their mistakes and thinking about how they can improve themselves and their situations. John Maxwell

One who fears failure limits his activities. Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again. Henry Ford

Failure is the foundation of success; success is the lurking place of failure. Lao-tzu

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. John F. Kennedy

Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failing is another steppingstone to greatness. Oprah Winfrey

Remember that failure is an event, not a person. Zig Ziglar

Like success, failure is many things to many people. With Positive Mental Attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order and prepare to try again. W. Clement Stone

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail. Confucious

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

Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit. Napoleon Hill

It’s failure that gives you the proper perspective on success. Ellen DeGeneres

Giving up is the only sure way to fail. Gena Showalter

Everything you want is on the other side of fear. Jack Canfield

Before success comes in any man’s life, he’s sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and the most logical thing to do is to quit. That’s exactly what the majority of men do. Napoleon Hill

I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right. Albert Einstein

It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure. Bill Gates

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. Calvin Coolidge

Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence. Colin Powell

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