Failure Quotes

John fowles, the magus - i was too green to know that all cynicism masks a...
Unknown - failure to prepare is preparing to fail....

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to 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
Charlie chaplin - failure is unimportant. it takes courage to make...
Successful people are very lucky. Just ask any failure.
Michael Levine, Lessons at the Halfway Point
There are two kinds of failures those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought.
Laurence J. Pete

Failure is defined by our reaction to it.
Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine February 2001 issue
The greatest failure is a person who never admits that he can be a failure.
Gerald N. Weiskott
Success and failure are equally disastrous.
Tennessee Williams
Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles.
Jawaharal Nehru
Success always occurs in private and failure in full public view.
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
Failure is not the only punishment for laziness there is also the success of others.
Jules Renard
Optimism is a kind of heart stimulant - - The digitalis of failure.
Elbert Hubbard
Sometimes a noble failure serves the world as faithfully as a distinguished success.
Edward Dowden
It distresses me, this failure to keep pace with the leaders of thought, as they pass into oblivion.
Max Beerbohm
No one is completely unhappy at the failure of his best friend.
Groucho Marx
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
Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure.
Benjamin Disraeli
We are all failures - - At least, the best of us are.
James Barrie
Show me a thoroughly satisfied man, and I will show you a failure.
Thomas Edison
A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough.
Hoshang N. Akhta
The love of nature is consolation against failure.
Berthe Morisot
Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
Henry Ford
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
Keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.
Roger Babson
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
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
Every failure is a step to success...
William Whewell
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
If one asks for success and prepares for failure, he will get the situation he has prepared for.
Florence Scovel Shinn
Lack of will power has caused more failure than lack of intelligence or ability.
Flower A. Newhouse
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
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
Denis Watley
The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.
Paramahansa Yogananda
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
The main failure of education is that it has not prepared people to comprehend matters concerning human destiny.
Norman Cousins
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.
Baudjuin
The saddest failures in life are those that come from not putting forth the power and will to succeed.
Edwin Whipple
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