Failure Quotes

Success always occurs in private and failure in full public view.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
Colin Powell

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
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
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
Sometimes a noble failure serves the world as faithfully as a distinguished success.
Edward Dowden

Joseph helle - success and failure are both difficult to endure....
Every adversity, every failure and every heartache carries with it the Seed of an equivalent or a greater Benefit.
Napolean Hill
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
Author unknown - replying to the tributes paid to him at a...
It is your attitude at the beginning of a task that determines success or failure.
Corrine Dewlow
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
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
Success has made failures of many men.
Cindy Adams
Failure is success if we learn from it.
Malcolm Stevenson Forbes
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)
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.
Charlie Chaplin
Recovering from failure is often easier than building from success.
Michael Eisne
Flower a. newhouse - lack of will power has caused more failure than...
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
The saddest failures in life are those that come from not putting forth the power and will to succeed.
Edwin Whipple
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 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
Show me a thoroughly satisfied man, and I will show you a failure.
Thomas Edison
Success always occurs in private, and failure in full view.
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
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
Every great work, every great accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often just before the big achievement, comes apparent failure and discouragement.
Florence Scovel Shinn
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
There are two kinds of failures those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought.
Laurence J. Pete
To establish true self - Esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.
Denis Watley
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
The great question is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with failure.
Apparent failure may hold in its rough shell the germs of a success that will blossom in time, and bear fruit throughout eternity.
Frances Watkins Harpe
Keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.
Roger Babson
The greatest failure is a person who never admits that he can be a failure.
Gerald N. Weiskott
Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
Sir Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill
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
If one asks for success and prepares for failure, he will get the situation he has prepared for.
Florence Scovel Shinn