Failure Quotes

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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
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Success is not final, failure is not fatal it is the courage to continue that counts.
Sir Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill
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

Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.
Charlie Chaplin
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
We do not know, in most cases, how far social failure and success are due to heredity, and how far to environment. But environment is the easier of the two to improve.
J. B. S. Haldane
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
The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.
Paramahansa Yogananda
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
Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.
Zig Zigla
We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.
Rudyard Kipling
Failure is more frequently from want of energy than want of capital.
Daniel Webste
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 is never permanent, and failure is never final.
Mike Ditka
The great question is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with failure.
Chinese
Success has many fathers, but failure is an orphan.
Unknown
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
Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
Thomas Alva Edison
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
No man is a failure who is enjoying life.
William Faulkne
A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough.
Hoshang N. Akhta
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
The guy who takes a chance, who walks the line between the known and unknown, who is unafraid of failure, will succeed.
Gordon Parks
Champions know that success is inevitable that there is no such thing as failure, only feedback. They know that the best way to forecast the future is to create it.
Michael J. Gel
When a man comes to die, no matter what his talents and influence, and genius, if he dies unloved his life must be a failure to him and dying a cold horror. It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thought or action, we should remember our dying and try so to live that our death brings no pleasure to the world.
John Steinbeck, East of Eden
Show me a thoroughly satisfied man, and I will show you a failure.
Thomas Edison
A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions - - As attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all.
Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science, section 41
Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure.
Norman Vincent Peale
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
Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
Sir Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill
Failure is defined by our reaction to it.
Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine February 2001 issue
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 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
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 simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
Henry Ford
It is better to succeed with success than failure.
George W. Bush Jan. 21, 2001, Inauguration speech
Failure is a path, not a destination.
Robert Logan