Failure Quotes

Frances watkins harpe - apparent failure may hold in its rough shell the...
George e. woodberry - defeat is not the worst of failures. not to have...

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
James barrie - we are all failures - - at least, the best of us...
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
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

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
Truman Capote
The wisest person is not the one who has the fewest failures but the one who turns failures to best account.
Richard R. Grant
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
Congealed thinking is the forerunner of failure... make sure you are always receptive to new ideas.
George Crane
Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.
William S. Gilbert
In a total work, the failures have their not unimportant place.
May Sarton
Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping - Stone to greatness.
Oprah Winfrey
Successful people are very lucky. Just ask any failure.
Michael Levine, Lessons at the Halfway Point
Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
Thomas Alva Edison
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
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
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
The quickest way to reach the point of success is to follow a straight line that carves through failure.
Josh Traege
The main failure of education is that it has not prepared people to comprehend matters concerning human destiny.
Norman Cousins
The greatest failure is a person who never admits that he can be a failure.
Gerald N. Weiskott
A man who has never made a woman angry is a failure in life.
Christopher Morley
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
Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles.
Jawaharal Nehru
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
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
Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.
Unknown
You can never get the smell of smoke out. Like the smell of failure in life.
John Updike, Rabbit Redux
Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.
Oprah Winfrey
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
Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
Henry Ford
Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
Henry Ford
One who does not realize his own value is condemned to utter failure. Every kind of complex, superiority or inferiority is harmful to man.
Imam Ali, Peak of Eloquence (Nahjul Balagha)
Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.
Zig Zigla
You always pass failure on the way to success.
Mickey Rooney
Failure I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks.
Dottie Walters
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
If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate.
Thomas John Watson, Sr.
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, Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal, 1966
Keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.
Roger Babson