Failure Quotes - Famous Top 100

Failure Quotes

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Quote of the day July 28th, 2014

The wisest men follow their own direction.

Euripides

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Failure Quotes
A failure is a man who has blundered but is not capable of cashing in on the experience.

ELBERT HUBBARD

A garden is always a series of losses set against a few triumphs, like life itself.

MAY SARTON

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing.

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

But there is suffering in life, and there are defeats. No one can avoid them. But it's better to lose some of the battles in the struggles for your dreams than to be defeated without ever knowing what you're fighting for.

PAULO COELHO

Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.

WINSTON CHURCHILL

Do not waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied.

PEARL S. BUCK

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.

OSCAR WILDE

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

JOHN DEWEY

For every failure, there's an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.

MARY KAY ASH

Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err.

MOHANDAS K. GANDHI

Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success, you know.

WILLIAM SAROYAN

I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure: which is: Try to please everybody.

HERBERT B. SWOPE

I don't believe in failure. It's not failure if you enjoyed the process.

OPRAH WINFREY

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

THOMAS ALVA EDISON

If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do well matters very much.

JACQUELINE KENNEDY ONASSIS

If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call "failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down.

MARY PICKFORD

It is a mistake to suppose that men succeed through success; they much oftener succeed through failures. Precept, study, advice, and example could never have taught them so well as failure has done.

SAMUEL SMILES

It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong, than to be always right by having no ideas at all.

EDWARD DE BONO

It is on our failures that we base a new and different and better success.

HAVELOCK ELLIS

It is very easy to forgive others their mistakes; it takes more grit and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own.

JESSAMYN WEST

I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.

MICHAEL JORDAN

Keep in mind that our community is not composed of those who are already saints, but of those who are trying to become saints. Therefore let us be extremely patient with each other's faults and failures.

MOTHER TERESA

Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.

ANAIS NIN

Life is to be lived, not controlled, and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.

RALPH ELLISON

Love the moment. Flowers grow out of dark moments. Therefore, each moment is vital. It affects the whole. Life is a succession of such moments and to live each, is to succeed.

CORITA KENT

Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it's not. It takes patience, it takes commitment, and it comes with plenty of failure along the way. The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won't. it's whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.

BARACK OBAMA

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

THOMAS ALVA EDISON

Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle.

JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL

Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus.

WALLACE STEGNER

My reputation grows with every failure.

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

My will shall shape the future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man's doing but my own. I am the force; I can clear any obstacle before me or I can be lost in the maze. My choice; my responsibility; win or lose, only I hold the key to my destiny.

ELAINE MAXWELL

No garden is without its weeds.

THOMAS FULLER

Not doing more than the average is what keeps the average down.

WILLIAM M. WINANS

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.

ROBERT F. KENNEDY

Remember, no man is a failure who has friends.

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE

Self-sabotage is the smartest thing you can do if you're sabotaging a self that is not really you.

ARMAND DEMELE

Sport and life is about losing. It's about understanding how to lose.

LYNN DAVIES

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

WINSTON CHURCHILL

The best way out is always through.

ROBERT FROST

The deepest human defeat suffered by human beings is constituted by the difference between what one was capable of becoming and what one has in fact become.

ASHLEY MONTAGU

The mystery of existence is the connection between our faults and our misfortunes.

MADAME DE STAEL

The torment of human frustration, whatever its immediate cause, is the knowledge that the self is in prison, its vital force and "mangled mind" leaking away in lonely, wasteful self-conflict.

ELIZABETH DREW

There are two kinds of failures: those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought.

LAURENCE J. PETER

There is no failure except in no longer trying.

ELBERT HUBBARD

Those who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try nothing and succeed. (adapted)

LLOYD JONES

We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.

SAMUEL SMILES

We read the world wrong and say that it deceives us.

RABINDRANATH TAGORE

You won't skid if you stay in a rut.

KIN HUBBARD

You've got to take the bitter with the sour.

SAMUEL GOLDWYN


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