Failure Quotes

Orison swett marden - you cannot measure a man by his failures. you...
Mary pickford - if you have made mistakes, even serious ones,...
The saddest life is that of a political aspirant under democracy. His failure is ignominious and his success is disgraceful.
Mary Catherine Bateson
Thomas edison - show me a thoroughly satisfied man, and i will...
Success always occurs in private and failure in full public view.
A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough.
Hoshang N. Akhta
Three failures denote uncommon strength. A weakling has not enough grit to fail thrice.
Minna Thomas Antrim
The person interested in success has to learn to view failure as a healthy, inevitable part of the process of getting to the top.
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 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
In a total work, the failures have their not unimportant place.
May Sarton
The failure of women to produce genius of the first rank in most of the supreme forms of human effort has been used to block the way of all women of talent and ambition for intellectual achievement in a manner that would be amusingly absurd were it not so monstrously unjust and socially harmful.
Anna Garlin Spence
When a man comes to die, no matter what his talents and influence, and genius, if he dies unloved his life must be a failure to him and dying a cold horror. It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thought or action, we should remember our dying and try so to live that our death brings no pleasure to the world.
John Steinbeck, East of Eden
The love of nature is consolation against failure.
Berthe Morisot
The main failure of education is that it has not prepared people to comprehend matters concerning human destiny.
Norman Cousins
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
Recovering from failure is often easier than building from success.
Michael Eisne
If I had permitted my failures, or what seemed to me at the time a lack of success, to discourage me I cannot see any way in which I would ever have made progress.
Calvin Coolidge
The important thing to recognize is that it takes a team, and the team ought to get credit for the wins and the losses. Successes have many fathers, failures have none.
Philip Caldwell
One must be a god to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake.
Anton Chekhov
Successful people are very lucky. Just ask any failure.
Michael Levine, Lessons at the Halfway Point
Failure is defined by our reaction to it.
Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine February 2001 issue
Ninety - Nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
George Washington Carve
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
Colin Powell
Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
Henry Ford
Of course, our failures are a consequence of many factors, but possibly one of the most important is the fact that society operates on the theory that specialization is the key to success, not realizing that specialization precludes comprehensive thinking.
R. Buckminster Fuller, Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth, 1963
It is better to succeed with success than failure.
George W. Bush Jan. 21, 2001, Inauguration speech
Persistent people begin their success where others end in failure.
Edward Eggleston
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
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 saddest failures in life are those that come from not putting forth the power and will to succeed.
Edwin Whipple
The only real failure in life is the failure to try.
The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic, and self - Complacent is erroneous - - On the contrary, it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant, and kind. It is failure that makes people bitter and cruel.
W. Somerset Maugham
Every great work, every great accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often just before the big achievement, comes apparent failure and discouragement.
Florence Scovel Shinn
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
Champions know that success is inevitable that there is no such thing as failure, only feedback. They know that the best way to forecast the future is to create it.
Michael J. Gel
If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate.
Thomas John Watson, Sr.
The wisest person is not the one who has the fewest failures but the one who turns failures to best account.
Richard R. Grant
Sometimes a noble failure serves the world as faithfully as a distinguished success.
Edward Dowden
If one asks for success and prepares for failure, he will get the situation he has prepared for.
Florence Scovel Shinn