87 Most Famous Failure Quotes & Sayings

Published on February 23, 2016 , under Quotes
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Failure is a much more faithful teacher than immediate success.  - David Duchemin
Failure is a much more faithful teacher than immediate success. – David Duchemin

Failure doesn't mean you are a failure it just means you haven't succeeded yet. - Robert H. Schuller
Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure it just means you haven’t succeeded yet. – Robert H. Schuller

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. - Henry Ford
Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. – Henry Ford

Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success. - Denis Waitley
Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success. – Denis Waitley

Failure doesn't mean the game is over, it means try again with experience.
Failure doesn’t mean the game is over, it means try again with experience.

Failure defeats losers but it inspires winners.
Failure defeats losers but it inspires winners.

Failure defeats losers but inspires winners.

Failing is not always failure.
Failing is not always failure.

Don't worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try.  -  Jack Canfield
Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try. – Jack Canfield

Don't waste your affection to a wrong one who is not responding, but don't miss to keep your affection to the right one who respects it.
Don’t waste your affection to a wrong one who is not responding, but don’t miss to keep your affection to the right one who respects it.

Don't fear failure In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.  -  Bruce Lee
Don’t fear failure In great attempts it is glorious even to fail. – Bruce Lee

Don't bury your failures. Let them Inspire you - Robert Kiyosaki
Don’t bury your failures. Let them Inspire you – Robert Kiyosaki

Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.  -  Nelson Mandela
Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again. – Nelson Mandela

All people fail at certain instances in their lives, the only thing that makes them different is... how they manage to stand up or how they choose to fail again.
All people fail at certain instances in their lives, the only thing that makes them different is… how they manage to stand up or how they choose to fail again.

A failure is not a loss A failure is not a loss. It's a gain. You learn. You change. You grow. — Michael Barata
A failure is not a loss A failure is not a loss. It’s a gain. You learn. You change. You grow. — Michael Barata

You'll never be brave if you don't get hurt. You'll never learn if you don't make mistakes. You'll never be successful if you don't encounter failure.
You’ll never be brave if you don’t get hurt. You’ll never learn if you don’t make mistakes. You’ll never be successful if you don’t encounter failure.

You try you fail,You try you fail,But the only true failure,Is when you stop trying.  -  Haunted Mansion
You try you fail,You try you fail,But the only true failure,Is when you stop trying. – Haunted Mansion

You see, we cannot draw lines and compartments and refuse to budge beyond them. Sometimes you have to use your failures as stepping-stones to success.
You see, we cannot draw lines and compartments and refuse to budge beyond them. Sometimes you have to use your failures as stepping-stones to success.

You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-range failures.  -  Charles Noble
You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-range failures. – Charles Noble

You always pass failure on your way to success. - Mickey Rooney
You always pass failure on your way to success. – Mickey Rooney

What screws us up the most in life is the picture in our head of what it's supposed to be.  -  Socrates
What screws us up the most in life is the picture in our head of what it’s supposed to be. – Socrates

We learn from failure, not from success. -  Bram Stoker
We learn from failure, not from success. – Bram Stoker

To be ready to fail is to be prepared for success.  -  Jose Bergamin
To be ready to fail is to be prepared for success. – Jose Bergamin

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

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

There is no failure except in no longer trying. There is no defeat except from within, no really insurmountable barrier save our own inherent weakness of purpose.  -  Kin Hubbard
There is no failure except in no longer trying. There is no defeat except from within, no really insurmountable barrier save our own inherent weakness of purpose. – Kin Hubbard

There is no failure except in no longer trying. - Elbert Hubbard
There is no failure except in no longer trying. – Elbert Hubbard

The two hardest things to handle in life are failure and success.
The two hardest things to handle in life are failure and success.

The only true failure is when you stop trying.
The only true failure is when you stop trying.

The only failure is when you say i give up.
The only failure is when you say i give up.

The one who falls and gets up is so much stronger than the one who never fell.
The one who falls and gets up is so much stronger than the one who never fell.

Take Risks If you win, you will be happy; if you lose, you will be wise.
Take Risks If you win, you will be happy; if you lose, you will be wise.

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

Success is the problem but failure is the formula.. You can't solve the problem without knowing the formula.  -  Roshan Verma
Success is the problem but failure is the formula.. You can’t solve the problem without knowing the formula. – Roshan Verma

Success is not final, failure is not fatal it is the courage to continue that counts. - Winston Churchill
Success is not final, failure is not fatal it is the courage to continue that counts. – Winston Churchill

Success Is Not Final Failure Is Not Fatal It Is The Courage To Continue That Counts.  -  Winston Churchill
Success Is Not Final Failure Is Not Fatal It Is The Courage To Continue That Counts. – Winston Churchill

Success is 99 percent failure.  -  Soichiro Honda
Success is 99 percent failure. – Soichiro Honda

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. - Winston Churchill
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. – Winston Churchill

Stop hating yourself for everything you aren't and start loving yourself for everything you already are.
Stop hating yourself for everything you aren’t and start loving yourself for everything you already are.

Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.  -  Socrates
Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down. – Socrates

She was unstoppable. Not because she did not have failures or doubts, bit because she continued on despite them.  -  Beau Taplin
She was unstoppable. Not because she did not have failures or doubts, bit because she continued on despite them. – Beau Taplin

Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th. - Julie Andrews
Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th. – Julie Andrews

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. - Robert Kennedy
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. – Robert Kennedy

Obstacles can't stop you. Problems can't stop you. Most of all, other people can't stop you. Only you can stop you.  -  Jeffrey Gitomer
Obstacles can’t stop you. Problems can’t stop you. Most of all, other people can’t stop you. Only you can stop you. – Jeffrey Gitomer

Never let success get to your head and never let failure get to your heart.  -  Ziad K. Abdelnour
Never let success get to your head and never let failure get to your heart. – Ziad K. Abdelnour

Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first step to succeeding.  -  Jim Valvano
Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first step to succeeding. – Jim Valvano

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

Most relationships fail because one person was being loved too much and the other wasn't being loved enough.
Most relationships fail because one person was being loved too much and the other wasn’t being loved enough.

Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure. - Napoleon Hill
Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure. – Napoleon Hill

Mistake makes us human. Failure makes us stronger. Hope keeps us going. Love keeps us alive.
Mistake makes us human. Failure makes us stronger. Hope keeps us going. Love keeps us alive.

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. - Thomas A. Edison
Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. – Thomas A. Edison

Love until it hurts. Real love is always painful and hurts; then it is real and pure. - Mother Teresa
Love until it hurts. Real love is always painful and hurts; then it is real and pure. – Mother Teresa

Lots of people want to shake your hand during the time of success. ... you really want is someone who will take your hand and comfort you in moments of failure.
Lots of people want to shake your hand during the time of success. … you really want is someone who will take your hand and comfort you in moments of failure.

Let your failure be your motivation to success. failure.  -  Winona Bhushan
Let your failure be your motivation to success. failure. – Winona Bhushan

I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed. - Michael Jordan
I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed. – Michael Jordan

It's not failure, it's unfinished success.
It’s not failure, it’s unfinished success.

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

It is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.  -   George Burns
It is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate. – George Burns

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.  -  Bill Cosby
In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. – Bill Cosby

In order to succeed, you must first be willing to experience failure.
In order to succeed, you must first be willing to experience failure.

If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original.  -  Ken Robinson
If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original. – Ken Robinson

If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything.  - John Wooden
If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. – John Wooden

If you want something you've never had, you've got to do something you've never done.
If you want something you’ve never had, you’ve got to do something you’ve never done.

I Will Not Say I Failed 1000 TimesWill Say That I Discovered There Are 1000 Ways That Can Cause Failure.  -  Thomas Edison
I Will Not Say I Failed 1000 TimesWill Say That I Discovered There Are 1000 Ways That Can Cause Failure. – Thomas Edison

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

I have not failed. I've just found 10000 ways that won't work. - Thomas A. Edison
I have not failed. I’ve just found 10000 ways that won’t work. – Thomas A. Edison

I got 99 options but failure ain't one.
I got 99 options but failure ain’t one.

I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying. - Michael Jordan
I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying. – Michael Jordan

I am not failed. my success is just postponed.
I am not failed. my success is just postponed.

Fear of failure must never be a reason not to try something. - Frederick W. Smith
Fear of failure must never be a reason not to try something. – Frederick W. Smith

Fall seven times and stand up eight.
Fall seven times and stand up eight.

Failures are part of life. If you don't fail, you don't learn. If you don't learn you'll never change.
Failures are part of life. If you don’t fail, you don’t learn. If you don’t learn you’ll never change.

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

Failure Quotes There are two great pleasures in gambling, winning and losing.
Failure Quotes There are two great pleasures in gambling, winning and losing.

Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself. - Charlie Chaplin
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself. – Charlie Chaplin

Failure is the only opportunity to begin again, only this time more wisely.  -  Henry Ford
Failure is the only opportunity to begin again, only this time more wisely. – Henry Ford

Failure is success in progress. ― Albert Einstein
Failure is success in progress. ― Albert Einstein

Failure is not the opposite of success, it's part of success.
Failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.

Failure is not the opposite of success. It is part of success.
Failure is not the opposite of success. It is part of success.

Failure is not final.
Failure is not final.

Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up.  -  Robert Schuller
Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up. – Robert Schuller

Failure is not failure if you learn from it.
Failure is not failure if you learn from it.

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

Failure is good as long as it doesn't become a habitit.  -  Michael Eisner
Failure is good as long as it doesn’t become a habitit. – Michael Eisner

Failure is an event, not a person.
Failure is an event, not a person.

Failure is an event, not a person. Yesterday ended last night. -Zig Ziglar.
Failure is an event, not a person. Yesterday ended last night. -Zig Ziglar

Failure is a part of life. if you don't fail, you don't learn. If you don't learn, you'll never change.
Failure is a part of life. if you don’t fail, you don’t learn. If you don’t learn, you’ll never change.

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