Failure Quotes

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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
William faulkne - no man is a failure who is enjoying life....
Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure.
Earl Wilson
You always pass failure on the way to success.
Mickey Rooney

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
Success is never permanent, and failure is never final.
Mike Ditka
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
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
Each time you are honest and conduct yourself with honesty, a success force will drive you toward greater success. Each time you lie, even with a little white lie, there are strong forces pushing you toward failure.
Joseph Sugarman
To establish true self - Esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.
Denis Watley
Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.
Oprah Winfrey
The dream is real, my friends. The failure to realize it is the only unreality.
Toni Cade Bambera
Sometimes a noble failure serves the world as faithfully as a distinguished success.
Edward Dowden
Trying is the first step towards failure.
Homer Simpson, The Simpsons
The most important of my discoveries have been suggested to me by my failures.
Humphrey Davy
Most success springs from an obstacle or failure. I became a cartoonist largely because I failed in my goal of becoming a successful executive.
Scott Adams
People in their handling of affairs often fail when they are about to succeed. If one remains as careful at the end as he was at the beginning, there will be no failure.
Lao Tzu
One great cause of failure is lack of concentration.
Bruce Lee
A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough.
Hoshang N. Akhta
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 origin of every excuse is the failure to do something.
Andy Anderson
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
Success and failure are equally disastrous.
Tennessee Williams
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
Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.
Sir Winston Churchill
A man who has never made a woman angry is a failure in life.
Christopher Morley
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
Persistent people begin their success where others end in failure.
Edward Eggleston
One must be a god to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake.
Anton Chekhov
Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
Thomas Alva Edison
Failure is only postponed success as long as courage coaches ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.
Herbert Kaufman
Success is not final, failure is not fatal it is the courage to continue that counts.
Sir Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill
We are all failures - - At least, the best of us are.
James Barrie
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
Colin Powell
May every young scientist remember... and not fail to keep his eyes open for the possibility that an irritating failure of his apparatus to give consistent results may once or twice in a lifetime conceal an important discovery.
Baron Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett
Failure is a path, not a destination.
Robert Logan
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
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