Failure Quotes

Norman vincent peale - any fact facing us is not as important as our...
Orison swett marden - you cannot measure a man by his failures. you...

We do not know, in most cases, how far social failure and success are due to heredity, and how far to environment. But environment is the easier of the two to improve.
J. B. S. Haldane
Richard hofstadte - a university is not a service station. neither is...
Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure.
Norman Vincent Peale
Replying to the tributes paid to him at a testimonial dinner, Herbert Bayard Swope said; I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure. Try to please everybody.
Author Unknown

Haste in every business brings failures.
Herodotus, The Histories of Herodotus
The origin of every excuse is the failure to do something.
Andy Anderson
The guy who takes a chance, who walks the line between the known and unknown, who is unafraid of failure, will succeed.
Gordon Parks
Our achievements speak for themselves. What we have to keep track of are our failures, discouragements and doubts. We tend to forget the past difficulties, the many false starts, and the painful groping. We see our past achievements as the end results of a clean forward thrust, and our present difficulties as signs of decline and decay.
Eric Hoffe
Failure is not the only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.
Jules Renard
Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
Thomas Alva Edison
Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes.
John Dewey
Persistent people begin their success where others end in failure.
Edward Eggleston
Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement and failure. Patience creates confidence, decisiveness, and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to success.
Brian Adams
The person interested in success has to learn to view failure as a healthy, inevitable part of the process of getting to the top.
Joyce
Our repeated failure to fully act as we would wish must not discourage us. It is the sincere intention that is the essential thing, and this will in time release us from the bondage of habits which at present seem almost insuperable.
Thomas Troward
Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure.
Benjamin Disraeli
Optimism is a kind of heart stimulant - - The digitalis of failure.
Elbert Hubbard
May every young scientist remember... and not fail to keep his eyes open for the possibility that an irritating failure of his apparatus to give consistent results may once or twice in a lifetime conceal an important discovery.
Baron Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett
It is your attitude at the beginning of a task that determines success or failure.
Corrine Dewlow
To bear failure with courage is the best proof of character that anyone can give.
W. Somerset Maugham
One great cause of failure is lack of concentration.
Bruce Lee
Three failures denote uncommon strength. A weakling has not enough grit to fail thrice.
Minna Thomas Antrim
I cannot give the formula for success, but I can give you the formula of failure - which is try to please everybody.
Herbert B. Swope
Every failure is a step to success...
William Whewell
Success and failure are both difficult to endure. Along with success come drugs, divorce, fornication, bullying, travel, meditation, medication, depression, neurosis and suicide. With failure comes failure.
Joseph Helle
Failure I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks.
Dottie Walters
The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum. whenever evil wins, it is only by default by the moral failure of those who evade the fact that there can be no compromise on basic principles.
Ayn Rand
A man who has never made a woman angry is a failure in life.
Christopher Morley
Congealed thinking is the forerunner of failure... make sure you are always receptive to new ideas.
George Crane
Failure is not the only punishment for laziness there is also the success of others.
Jules Renard
I was too green to know that all cynicism masks a failure to cope - - An impotence, in short; and that to despise all effort is the greatest effort of all.
John Fowles, The Magus
Rigidly organized pre - School classrooms, which value obedience more than development, create the deficits in poor children, imposing a self - Image of marginality and failure.
Valerie Polakow
The main failure of education is that it has not prepared people to comprehend matters concerning human destiny.
Norman Cousins
All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.
William Faulkne
Trying is the first step towards failure.
Homer Simpson, The Simpsons
Every great improvement has come after repeated failure. Virtually nothing comes out right the first time. Failures, repeated failures, are the posts on the road to achievement.
Charles F. Kettering, quoted in Globe and Mail, Toronto, June 18, 2004, page A16, [email protected] ca
People in their handling of affairs often fail when they are about to succeed. If one remains as careful at the end as he was at the beginning, there will be no failure.
Lao Tzu
Far better is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt, The Man in the Arena