Failure Quotes

John dewey - failure is instructive. the person who really...
Christopher morley - a man who has never made a woman angry is a...

Failure is success if we learn from it.
Malcolm Stevenson Forbes
Zig zigla - make failure your teacher, not your undertaker....
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
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

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
In a total work, the failures have their not unimportant place.
May Sarton
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
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
Trying is the first step towards failure.
Homer Simpson, The Simpsons
One who does not realize his own value is condemned to utter failure. Every kind of complex, superiority or inferiority is harmful to man.
Imam Ali, Peak of Eloquence (Nahjul Balagha)
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
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
Colin Powell
Three failures denote uncommon strength. A weakling has not enough grit to fail thrice.
Minna Thomas Antrim
Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.
George E. Woodberry
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.
Charlie Chaplin
Failure is defined by our reaction to it.
Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine February 2001 issue
I was too green to know that all cynicism masks a failure to cope - - An impotence, in short; and that to despise all effort is the greatest effort of all.
John Fowles, The Magus
If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate.
Thomas John Watson, Sr.
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
Every failure is a step to success...
William Whewell
Success is never final, but failure can be.
Bill Parcells
The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.
Paramahansa Yogananda
To begin to think with purpose, is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment.
James Allen
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
I know of only one true failure never having tried to grow as a person. All else is simply happenstance.
Rod Hughes
One must be a god to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake.
Anton Chekhov
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
Congealed thinking is the forerunner of failure... make sure you are always receptive to new ideas.
George Crane
Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping - Stone to greatness.
Oprah Winfrey
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
Recovering from failure is often easier than building from success.
Michael Eisne
Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure.
Earl Wilson
The greatest failure is a person who never admits that he can be a failure.
Gerald N. Weiskott
Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles.
Jawaharal Nehru
If the truth be known, most successes are built on a multitude of failures.
Author Unknown
No man is a failure who is enjoying life.
William Faulkne
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