Failure Quotes

Anton chekhov - one must be a god to be able to tell successes...
Thomas alva edison - show me a thoroughly satisfied man and i will...

Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.
Zig Zigla
Rudyard kipling - we have forty million reasons for failure, but...
Recovering from failure is often easier than building from success.
Michael Eisne
The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.
Napoleon Hill

The timid and fearful first failures dismay, but the stout heart stays trying by night and by day. He values his failures as lessons that teach The one way to get to the goal he would reach.
Edgar Albert Guest
If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate.
Thomas John Watson, Sr.
If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down but the staying down.
Mary Pickford
Three failures denote uncommon strength. A weakling has not enough grit to fail thrice.
Minna Thomas Antrim
In a total work, the failures have their not unimportant place.
May Sarton
Never let the sense of past failure defeat your next step.
Oswald Chambers
If the truth be known, most successes are built on a multitude of failures.
Author Unknown
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
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
Denis Watley
It is as hard to take success as it is failure.
Louise Nevelson
You cannot measure a man by his failures. You must know what use he makes of them. What did they mean to him. What did he get out of them.
Orison Swett Marden
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
The failure of the mind in old age is often less the results of natural decay, than of disuse. Ambition has ceased to operate; contentment bring indolence, and indolence decay of mental power, ennui, and sometimes death. Men have been known to die, literally speaking, of disease induced by intellectual vacancy.
Sir B. Brodie
I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.
George Burns
No matter how hard you work for success if your thought is saturated with the fear of failure, it will kill your efforts, neutralize your endeavors and make success impossible.
To those who charge that liberalism has been tried and found wanting, I answer that the failure is not in the idea, but in the course of recent history. The New Deal was ended by World War II. The New Frontier was closed by Berlin and Cuba almost before it was opened. And the Great Society lost its greatness in the jungles of Indochina.
George Stanley McGovern
Success has made failures of many men.
Cindy Adams
Most success springs from an obstacle or failure. I became a cartoonist largely because I failed in my goal of becoming a successful executive.
Scott Adams
It distresses me, this failure to keep pace with the leaders of thought, as they pass into oblivion.
Max Beerbohm
You always pass failure on the way to success.
Mickey Rooney
Failure is a path, not a destination.
Robert Logan
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
There is only one nature - The division into science and engineering is a human imposition, not a natural one. Indeed, the division is a human failure it reflects our limited capacity to comprehend the whole.
Bill Wulf
The great question is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with failure.
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
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.
Charlie Chaplin
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
Colin Powell
Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.
George E. Woodberry
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
Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.
Sir Winston Churchill
Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure.
Norman Vincent Peale
A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions - - As attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all.
Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science, section 41
Every great work, every big accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often just before the big achievement, comes apparent failure and discouragement.
Florence Shinn
The only real failure in life is the failure to try.