Failure Quotes

Paramahansa yogananda - the season of failure is the best time for sowing...
Sir b. brodie - the failure of the mind in old age is often less...

There are two kinds of failures those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought.
Laurence J. Pete
Mary pickford - if you have made mistakes, even serious ones,...
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
A man who has never made a woman angry is a failure in life.
Christopher Morley

Success is never final, but failure can be.
Bill Parcells
All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this Act as if it were impossible to fail. That is the talisman, the formula, the command of right - About - Face which turns us from failure towards success.
Dorthea Bragg
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 is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure.
Earl Wilson
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
Congealed thinking is the forerunner of failure... make sure you are always receptive to new ideas.
George Crane
You always pass failure on the way to success.
Mickey Rooney
Recovering from failure is often easier than building from success.
Michael Eisne
No man is a failure who is enjoying life.
William Faulkne
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
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
Truman Capote
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
Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles.
Jawaharal Nehru
Every adversity, every failure and every heartache carries with it the Seed of an equivalent or a greater Benefit.
Napolean Hill
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
Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes.
John Dewey
Keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.
Roger Babson
A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough.
Hoshang N. Akhta
The dream is real, my friends. The failure to realize it is the only unreality.
Toni Cade Bambera
The origin of every excuse is the failure to do something.
Andy Anderson
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
Denis Watley
Far better it 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 nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt
A university is not a service station. Neither is it a political society, nor a meeting place for political societies. With all its limitations and failures, and they are invariably many, it is the best and most benign side of our society insofar as that society aims to cherish the human mind.
Richard Hofstadte
Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
Henry Ford
Failure is more frequently from want of energy than want of capital.
Daniel Webste
Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
Denis Watley
Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.
William S. Gilbert
Failure is defined by our reaction to it.
Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine February 2001 issue
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
It is as hard to take success as it is failure.
Louise Nevelson
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
Ninety - Nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
George Washington Carve
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 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