Failure Quotes

Unknown - failure to prepare is preparing to fail....
Joseph sugarman - each time you are honest and conduct yourself...

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
Bruce lee - one great cause of failure is lack of...
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
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

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
The quickest way to reach the point of success is to follow a straight line that carves through failure.
Josh Traege
Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes.
John Dewey
If the truth be known, most successes are built on a multitude of failures.
Author Unknown
We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.
Rudyard Kipling
I know of only one true failure never having tried to grow as a person. All else is simply happenstance.
Rod Hughes
You can never get the smell of smoke out. Like the smell of failure in life.
John Updike, Rabbit Redux
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
Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.
Oprah Winfrey
The only real failure in life is the failure to try.
Unknown
The love of nature is consolation against failure.
Berthe Morisot
Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure. The way you think about a fact may defeat you before you ever do anything about it. You are overcome by the fact because you think you are.
Norman Vincent Peale
Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
Sir Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill
Failure is more frequently from want of energy than want of capital.
Daniel Webste
One must be a god to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake.
Anton Chekhov
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
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 only postponed success as long as courage coaches ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.
Herbert Kaufman
The saddest failures in life are those that come from not putting forth the power and will to succeed.
Edwin Whipple
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
Failure is a path, not a destination.
Robert Logan
The guy who takes a chance, who walks the line between the known and unknown, who is unafraid of failure, will succeed.
Gordon Parks
Every failure is a step to success...
William Whewell
Success is never permanent, and failure is never final.
Mike Ditka
No one is completely unhappy at the failure of his best friend.
Groucho Marx
No man is a failure who is enjoying life.
William Faulkne
Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure.
Earl Wilson
A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough.
Hoshang N. Akhta
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
Apparent failure may hold in its rough shell the germs of a success that will blowwom in time, and bear fruit throughout eternity.
Frances Watkins Harpe
Recovering from failure is often easier than building from success.
Michael Eisne
It is better to succeed with success than failure.
George W. Bush Jan. 21, 2001, Inauguration speech
It is a mistake to suppose that men succeed through success they much oftener succeed through failures. Precept, study, advice, and example could never have taught them so well as failure has done.
Samuel Smiles
Haste in every business brings failures.
Herodotus, The Histories of Herodotus