Failure Quotes

We have all encountered some failures in our life, but some people became failures because they perceived theirs to be permanent.


Somewhere in this latest humiliation there was a lesson in self-reliance. He'd failed so completely that he'd become his own man again.

Stewart ONan, West of Sunset

Risky is not the same as crazy. Failing is not the same as being worthless.

Alyson Hagy, Boleto

Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying.

Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

The man who can own up to his error is greater than he who merely knows how to avoid making it.

Cardinal de Retz

-to me, the future doesn't seem real. It's just this magical place where I can put my responsibilities so that I don't have to be scared while hurtling toward failure at right hundred miles per hour.

Allie Brosh, Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping

The enemy doesn't warn its target. Emergencies do not make appointments, and the greatest battles of life are often surprises.

Wayde Goodall, Why Great Men Fall: 15 Winning Strategies to

Weak leadership will always hide behind ambiguity and rhetoric.

Amitav Chowdhury

He alone fails who gives up and lies down.

Ralph Waldo Trine

In life; don't go chasing after everything, or if you go for something, never doubt and miss the step, Or else you will miss a trick of the tail and lose everything.

Auliq Ice

Apparent failure may hold in its rough shell the germs of a success that will blossom in time and bear fruit throughout eternity.

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

No relationship comes with a guarantee, but I d rather fail with you than succeed with anyone else.

Linda Morris, High Heat

She posed as being more indolent than she felt, for fear of finding herself less able than she could wish.

Elizabeth Bowen, The Death of the Heart

But we fall only that we might rise, Alfred. All of us fall; all of us, as you say, screw up. Falling is not important. It is how we get up after the fall that's important.

Rick Yancey, The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp

Weakness of skills can be overcome with strength of will.

Orrin Woodward

Failure is a bruise. Not a tattoo.

Jon Sinclair

She has failed. She wishes she didn't mind. Something, she thinks, is wrong with her.

Michael Cunningham, The Hours

I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.


Nor should failure be considered a total loss.

Steven D. Levitt, Think Like a Freak

An event of failure has absolutely nothing to do with the possibility of one's future success.


Follow your dreams, your passions - your obsessions. Persistence will always turn failure into success.

Cody McLain

He that's cheated twice by the same man is an accomplice with the cheater.

Thomas Fuller

Nothing succeeds like failure.

Rebecca West

Not failure but low aim is a crime.

Ernest Holmes

The important thing is to learn a lesson every time you lose.

John McEnroe

Failure is the foundation of success and the means by which it is achieved.


The difference between failure and success is doing a thing nearly right and doing a thing exactly right.

Edward Simmons

The great virtue of man lies in his ability to correct his mistakes and to continually make a new man of himself.

Wang Yang-Ming

Wise men learn by other men's mistakes fools by their own.

H. G. Bohn

You know that you re truly successful when you can afford to fail.

Henry Mosquera, Status Quo

The best decision you could make in an event of failure, is to still believe in yourself.


Prayer can guarantee anyone's success but never someone's failure

Faisal Khosa

Intelligence is not to make no mistakes but quickly to see how to make them good.

Bertolt Brecht

No one is a failure until that is the only definition of themselves that they are willing to see within.

Srividya Srinivasan

I would prefer to try and fail than to not try at all.

Grant McLachlan

Forgiving ourselves and learning from our inevitable mistakes transforms failure from a stumbling block into a stepping stone.

L.R. Knost

The patent system was established, I believe, to protect the lone inventor. In this it has not succeeded. The patent system protects the institutions which favor invention.

Ernst Alexanderson

Failure is an instruction manual written in scar tissue.

Chuck Wendig

Failure is an opportunity to learn again

Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

All of your failures, are training grounds

Napz Cherub Pellazo

Failure is allowing your fears to make the best of you.

Abdulazeez Henry Musa

When it comes to learning success, action is your school, and failure your teacher.

Majid Kazmi

Let's make a deal, if you don't blame me for your failures I won't take credit for your successes.

Donavan Nelson Butler, Master Sergeant US Army

Your integrity may disgrace your pride at the time you don't think but that doesnt mean you should stop. You'll have to accept and move on with your life in the way it is.

Auliq Ice

Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Failure is a success if you learn from it.

Auliq Ice

Life is a series of relapses and recoveries.

George Ade

Having harvested all the knowledge and wisdom we can from our mistakes and failures we should put them behind us and go ahead.

Edith Johnson

I cannot give you the formula for success but I can give you the formula for failure: try to please everybody.

Herbert Bayard Swope

Most men fail not through lack of education but from lack of dogged determination from lack of dauntless will.

Orison Swett Marden
I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.
Failure is acceptable. but not trying is a whole different ball park.

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