Failure - Quotes & Sayings

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Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.

Henry Ford

Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.

Donald Trump

Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.

Oprah Winfrey

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.

Thomas A. Edison

Honesty is the fastest way to prevent a mistake from turning into a failure.

James Altucher

I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.

Michael Jordan

You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.

Johnny Cash

Without failure there is no achievement.

John C. Maxwell

There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period.

Brene Brown

There can be no failure to a man who has not lost his courage, his character, his self respect, or his self-confidence. He is still a King.

Orison Swett Marden

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.

Colin Powell

You have to be able to accept failure to get better.

LeBron James

Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.

Swami Sivananda

I have self-doubt. I have insecurity. I have fear of failure. I have nights when I show up at the arena and I'm like, 'My back hurts, my feet hurt, my knees hurt. I don't have it. I just want to chill.' We all have self-doubt. You don't deny it, but you also don't capitulate to it. You embrace it.

Kobe Bryant

You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give.

E. O. Wilson

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt

It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.

J. K. Rowling

A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.

John Burroughs

A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.

B. F. Skinner

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.

Winston Churchill

Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles.

Jawaharlal Nehru

You must accept that you might fail; then, if you do your best and still don't win, at least you can be satisfied that you've tried. If you don't accept failure as a possibility, you don't set high goals, you don't branch out, you don't try - you don't take the risk.

Rosalynn Carter

Suffering, failure, loneliness, sorrow, discouragement, and death will be part of your journey, but the Kingdom of God will conquer all these horrors. No evil can resist grace forever.

Brennan Manning

Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.

Douglas MacArthur

When we tackle obstacles, we find hidden reserves of courage and resilience we did not know we had. And it is only when we are faced with failure do we realise that these resources were always there within us. We only need to find them and move on with our lives.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.

Buddha

The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure.

John C. Maxwell

I used to think that divorce meant failure, but now I see it more as a step along the path of self-realization and growth.

Alana Stewart

But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.

Ernest Hemingway

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

James Joyce

Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.

Richard Branson

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

Napoleon Hill

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

Abraham Lincoln

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

Benjamin Franklin

Failure is a great teacher, and I think when you make mistakes and you recover from them and you treat them as valuable learning experiences, then you've got something to share.

Steve Harvey

Never be afraid to fail. Failure is only a stepping stone to improvement. Never be overconfident because that will block your improvement.

Tony Jaa

It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes... we make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions - especially selfish ones.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

If you're doing your best, you won't have any time to worry about failure.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I'm not going to get somewhere and say, 'OK, I'm done.' Success is never final; I'll just keep on going. The same way as failure never being fatal. Just keep going. I'm going to the stars and then past them.

Conor McGregor

Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it.

Thomas Sowell

I thank God for my failures. Maybe not at the time but after some reflection. I never feel like a failure just because something I tried has failed.

Dolly Parton

Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.

Charlie Chaplin

Failure is a word unknown to me.

Muhammad Ali Jinnah

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

Amelia Earhart

I believe in never giving up, no matter what the odds. My mantra is, 'Failure is temporary. Giving up is permanent.'

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.

Edwin Land

When you believe in your dream and your vision, then it begins to attract its own resources. No one was born to be a failure.

Myles Munroe

A passionate belief in your business and personal objectives can make all the difference between success and failure. If you aren't proud of what you're doing, why should anybody else be?

Richard Branson

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

Tony Robbins