81 Failure Quotes

Let these failure quotes remind you that there are benefits in failure and let them remind you what a true failure is and is not. You may feel defeated, you may experience loss, you may be discouraged, but does that mean you have failed.


  1. "There's no reason to fear (temporary) failure. What others may call a failure is only a temporary set back if you really believe in your dreams." Kory Livingstone, Quiet Determination
    Believe



  2. "If you didn't succeed, it's just as important to keep in mind that there has never been a success story without failure and lessons along the way." Eric Christian, Introvert
    Inspirational Quotes



  3. If I fail, I try again, and again, and again. If YOU fail, are you going to try again? The human spirit can handle much worse than we realize. It matters HOW you are going to FINISH. Are you going to finish strong? Nick Vujicic
    Quote of the Day



  4. It is no fun to fail, but you must pick yourself you and get back in the race. The only way you can grow is to challenge yourself beyond your present circumstances. Les Brown
    Challenge



  5. Failure is an inescapable part of life and a critically important part of any successful life. Tal Ben-Shahar, Being Happy
    Not Perfect



  6. Success is the only option! Failure is not an option! This is not the time to quit! Eric Thomas
    Giving Up



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



  8. Failure is success in progress. Albert Einstein
    Progress



  9. I donít understand a way to work other than bold-facedly running towards failure. Cate Blanchett
    Bold



  10. The successful person makes a habit of doing what the failing person doesn't like to do. Thomas Edison
  11. "The successful person makes a habit of doing what the failing person doesn't like to do." Thomas Edison
    Successful



  12. When it comes right down to it, I know of only one factor that separates those who consistently shine from those who don't: The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure. John Maxwell , Failing Forward
    Quotes to Live By



  13. There is no doubt in my mind that there are many ways to be a winner, but there is really only one way to be a loser and that is to fail and not look beyond the failure. Kyle Rote Jr., Soccer player
    Sports



  14. One fails forward toward success. Charles Kettering
    Funny



  15. "Not getting my desired outcome is not a failure but a sign that more learning and practice are required here, and an opportunity to acknowledge myself that I tried." Yael Philosof, Inspirational Book
    Learning



  16. So start to change your mind, that a failure can be kind,
    If we allow ourselves to learn from it.
    Julie Hebert, Life's Failures
    Motivational Poems



  17. Failures are made only by those who fail to dare, not by those who dare to fail. Lester B. Pearson
  18. "Failures are made only by those who fail to dare, not by those who dare to fail." Lester B. Pearson
    Quotes about Taking Risks



  19. It is failure that gives you the proper perspective on success. Elllen DeGeneres
    Success Poem



  20. Luke: I don'tÖ I don't believe it!
    Yoda: That is why you fail.
    Yoda
    Star Wars



  21. "You were not made for failure, you were made for victory. Go forward with a joyful confidence." George Eliot
    Joy  



  22. "The way a man plays a game shows some of his character. The way he loses shows all of it." submitted by Lauren
    Character



  23. The most important element in the failure equation is your personal commitment to keep trying. Catherine Pulsifer
  24. "The most important element in the failure equation is your personal commitment to keep trying." Catherine Pulsifer
    Commitment



  25. When we Christians behave badly, or fail to behave well, we are making Christianity unbelievable to the outside world. C. S. Lewis
    Christian Quotes about Life



  26. It's better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. Michael Jackson
    Inspirational Quotes for Kids



  27. "Some people use failure as an excuse to give up, to become bitter, or cynical. Other people look at failure as an opportunity to revisit past decisions and to devise new strategies." Catherine Pulsifer
    Optimistic Quotes



  28. "Successful people see alternatives and are willing to try different ways. People who only see failure are unable to see another way and give up too easily." Catherine Pulsifer
    Success Quotes



  29. Failure is ceasing to try! Edgar A Guest
  30. "Failure is ceasing to try!" Edgar A Guest
    Encouraging Poems



  31. Our greatest glory is not in never failing. . .but in raising every time we fall. Confucius
    Inspirational Sayings



  32. I want you to learn how to confidently look the prospect of failure in the eye and move forward anyway. Because in life, the question is not if you will have problems, but how you are going to deal with your problems. John Maxwell
    Attitude



  33. "For 99.9% of us, we don't listen anywhere near enough. And not listening is the leading cause of failure in today's economy." Peter Shankman, Customer Service
    Listening



  34. ". . .the three things that stop people more than anything else does from achieving their goals: criticizing, complaining, and blaming. These are the three horsemen of failure." David DeNotaris
    Complaining



  35. Sometimes, we're afraid we'll fail. . . Romuald Andrade
  36. "Sometimes, we're afraid we'll fail. At other times, we're subconsciously afraid we'll succeed because we are fearful of the consequences of our achievements." Romuald Andrade, Procrastination
    Achievement Quotes



  37. A man may take to drink because he feels himself to he a failure, and then fail all the more completely because he drinks. George Orwell
    Famous Quotes about Life



  38. I will not let past failures haunt me. Even though my life is scarred with mistakes, I refuse to rummage through my trash heap of failures. I will admit them. I will correct them. I will press on. Max Lucado
    Mistakes



  39. "Failure is hard. But turn those failures into learning experiences, so that you'll look back and be happy that you failed, because you gained more knowledge from that experience. Sometimes, it's simply an indication to change your strategy instead of giving up completely." Albert Rogers, Excuses
    Knowledge



  40. "Fear of success, fear of failure, lack of confidence - in my experience, these are the most powerful drivers of procrastination." Mike Buffington, Hacking Laziness
    Confidence Quotes



  41. Poor control of your emotions can lead to making stupid mistakes or failures in your life. Stephen Hall
  42. "Poor control of your emotions can lead to making stupid mistakes or failures in your life." Stephen Hall, Emotional Mastery
    Life



  43. In some schools they have abolished failing grades and they'll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life. Bill Gates
    School



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



  45. "Get rid of negative thoughts about your failures and mistakes. What you need to work on at this very moment is to concentrate and give your full attention on what is happening right now." John Rogers, Motivation Secrets Book
    Negativity



  46. "Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It's quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. You're thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn't at all. You can be discouraged by failure-or you can learn from it. So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because, remember that's where you'll find success. On the far side." Thomas John Watson, Sr.
    Encouraging Quotes



  47. From time to time you will fail at something. That does not mean that you should give up and never be happy. Clement Getate
  48. "Failure is a part of life. From time to time you will fail at something. That does not mean that you should give up and never be happy." Clement Getate, Your Cross to Happiness
    Happy



  49. "The truth is that our mind needs failure! No great inventions would have come into existence without failure." Thibaut Meurisse, Success
    Truth



  50. "Failure is an inescapable part of life and a critically important part of any successful life." Tal Ben-Shahar, Being Happy
    Short Inspirational Quotes



  51. While I encourage my friends in their goals and point out their strengths even when they fail, it's a lot harder to show myself the same level of understanding. Janet Springer, Unbreakable Willpower
    Motivational Quotes About Life



  52. ... resilient people are able to derive meaning from failure, and they use this knowledge to climb higher than they otherwise would. Karen Reivich, The Resilience Factor
    Resilience



  53. Failure to focus dilutes results. Honoree Corder
  54. "Failure to focus dilutes results. Paying full attention boosts your brain power, strengthens your synaptic connections, and creates the neural pathways that eventually turn your actions into your actuality." Honoree Corder, Vision to Reality
    Focus



  55. "You want to be completing your goal everyday, this is going to change the way you see yourself. No longer as a failure, but as someone who completes the things they set out to do." Alex Altman, Skyrocket Your Self-Esteem
    Motivational



  56. "Wanting to always be perfect and procrastinating on tasks you see as challenging for fear of failure to achieve perfect results is a recipe for physical and emotional problems." Brian Karr, A Self-Help Cure For Procrastination
    Procrastination



  57. I love to read stories about success, and the failures that lead up to that success. Maxwell Stone
  58. "I love to read stories about success, and the failures that lead up to that success." Maxwell Stone, Are you still a Rat?
    Inspirational Stories



  59. "Some people are brave enough to venture out into the great unknown despite the possibility that they may fail and they might not find something that they are looking for." Jamie Becker, Start Living
    Possibilities



  60. "He (Winston Churchill) faced severe difficulties right at the outset of his military career, however; he failed the RMC entrance examination twice, and only got through on the third attempt." Jack Morris, Winston Churchill: The Life, Lessons & Rules For Success
    Winston Churchill Quotes  



  61. Failure does not occur until I quit trying. Creed McGregor
  62. "Failure does not occur until I quit trying." Creed McGregor, Daily Affirmations for Success and Happiness
    Never Quit Quotes



  63. Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm. Sir Winston Churchill
    Graduation



  64. "You are not afraid of failing. You know that as long as you are doing what you are supposed to do, you cannot call yourself a failure. Failure is an event; not a person." Rahul Badami, Affirmations
    Discouraged



  65. "Failure to serve is like juggling more and more items in the air." Paul Keller, Peace
    Peace



  66. When you think of yourself as a failure, you will become a failure. Ryanne Knight
  67. "When you think of yourself as a failure, you will become a failure." Ryanne Knight, Success
    Believe In Yourself



  68. "Because a fellow has failed once or twice, or a dozen times, you don't want to set him down as a failure till he's dead or loses his courage - and that's the same thing." George Horace Lorimer
    Courage



  69. "Everybody is in love with success. Everybody is fighting for the attention of success while failure has no friend. Yet many people are not succeeding; failure seems to have many companions even when they don't want to be with it." Dozie Uzochukwu, Exploring The Power of Untapped Blessing
    Friend



  70. Man was never designed to live in failure or lack.  James B. Richards
  71. "Man was never designed to live in failure or lack. Failure and lack go against every inherent instinct in man. No matter how hard life is, there is a constant struggle in man to somehow make it better." James B. Richards, Wired for Success, Programmed for Failure
    Trouble



  72. "It's difficult to examine times you have failed; but it's even more difficult to think about it and consider how you could have avoided failure if you were more resourceful." Kylie Dunn, Living with Intent
    Time



  73. "I was so bogged down by anxiety and stress that I didn't realize the value that failure provides." Troy Johnston The Purposeful Mind
    Purpose



  74. Having faith in yourself and God is nothing less than essential when it comes to combatting failure and unhappiness. Naomi Hill
  75. "Having faith in yourself and God is nothing less than essential when it comes to combatting failure and unhappiness." Naomi Hill, How to Have a Good Day
    God  



  76. Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. Og Mandino
    Famous



  77. "Failure. The very word strikes fear in many of us. The idea that we might attempt to achieve something that we want at a deep level - to put our deepest desires on the line - and fall short, is downright scary." Vic Johnson, Failure Is Never Final
    Fear



  78. There is only one real failure in life that is possible, and that is, not to be true to the best one knows. Farrar
    Accountability Quotes



  79. "You can learn a lot from failure, but that requires you to continue moving forward despite having failed." Darcy Oordt, Finding Success After Failure
    Moving Forward Quotes



  80. If you accept failure as an opportunity to learn, it will change your whole perspective. Catherine Pulsifer
  81. "If you accept failure as an opportunity to learn, it will change your whole perspective." Catherine Pulsifer
    Opportunity



  82. "Change is gradual, trying to change too many things at once is what leads to frustration and failure - instead, pick any one particular trait or characteristic that you would like to change and start working specifically on that." Michael Andrews, Mindset
    Frustration



  83. "If the majority of investors are basing their investment decisions on how they feel, they are setting themselves up for failure. Sometimes emotions play tricks on us. Our feelings change like the wind changes direction." Scott Carty; Paul Durso, Retire with Confidence
    Decision  



  84. You, and only you, can choose the path that you take in life. Is this going to be a path of failure or success? Brad Ryan
  85. "You, and only you, can choose the path that you take in life. Is this going to be a path of failure or success? That depends on the steps that you take and your willingness to make changes to the way that you live and think." Brad Ryan, Self-Discipline: Self-Discipline of a Spartan
    Change Quotes  



  86. "There is no doubt in my mind that there are many ways to be a winner, but there is really only one way to be a loser and that is to fail and not look beyond the failure." Destiny Madu, Failure: Springboard To Success
    Doubt



  87. "Before we are able to take specific actions it is imperative to know exactly where we are going. Vague goals have a much higher rate of failure." James O'Donnell, How to Become Patient
    Goals



  1. Twenty-six publishers failed to recognize the best-selling potential of Richard Bachís Jonathan Livingston Seagull. The book, less than 10,000 words long, had as its hero a seagull that enjoyed flying. Darcy Oordt, Finding Success After Failure
    Richard Bach Quotes



  2.  Failures do what is tension relieving while winners do what is goal achieving. Denis Waitley
  3. Failures do what is tension relieving while winners do what is goal achieving. Denis Waitley
    Winning



  4. "And when you succeed or fail at something, ask yourself what it was about the strategies you employed, or the level of effort, that was behind it." Martin Kaye, Self Esteem Mastery
    Effort



  5. As long as we live, we will always be vulnerable to making mistakes; even people who you look up to also make mistakes. But what differentiates people that make it on top to those who are stuck at the bottom is how they bounce back up even after these failures." Jennifer N. Smith, Self-Love
    Words of Encouragement



  6. My grandmother never had a word for failure in her vocabulary. She called it life lessons. Svetlana Kim
  7. "My grandmother never had a word for 'failure' in her vocabulary. She called it 'life lessons'." Svetlana Kim
    Quotes on Life Lessons



  8. "Public speaking is often cited by people as their greatest fear, and at the root of this problem lies the fear of being a public failure." Frank Fields, Public Speaking Without Fear
    Problem



  9. Failure should be driving you to greater determination.  V. Noot
  10. Failure should be driving you to greater determination. Often we try things, notice we donít succeed, and then give up, but failing at some things doesnít make us a failure. Many successful people failed many times before they achieved success. V. Noot, Don't Ever Give Up
    Determination



  11. "An anxious person often feels the need to not just succeed, but have an outstanding success. Similarly, any flaw or mishap is interpreted a severe failure." Scott Colter, Psychology: Positive
    Stress



  12. "Failures are not a bad thing. As a matter of fact, they are just an evidence that human race are created not to be perfect." Kellie Sullivan, 5O Best Habits To Create A Successful Life
    Habit


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