Failure Quotes

Rudyard kipling - we have forty million reasons for failure, but...
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
Truman Capote

Trying is the first step towards failure.
Homer Simpson, The Simpsons
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
It distresses me, this failure to keep pace with the leaders of thought, as they pass into oblivion.
Max Beerbohm
Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
Thomas Alva Edison

It is better to succeed with success than failure.
George W. Bush Jan. 21, 2001, Inauguration speech
The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic, and self - Complacent is erroneous - - On the contrary, it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant, and kind. It is failure that makes people bitter and cruel.
W. Somerset Maugham
Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
Henry Ford
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 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 wisest person is not the one who has the fewest failures but the one who turns failures to best account.
Richard R. Grant
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
Benjamin disraeli - through perseverance many people win success out...
Failure is not the only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.
Jules Renard
It is as hard to take success as it is failure.
Louise Nevelson
Far better it 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 nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt
Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles.
Jawaharal Nehru
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
Yes, risk - Taking is inherently failure - Prone. Otherwise, it would be called sure - Thing taking.
Tim McMahon
You can never get the smell of smoke out. Like the smell of failure in life.
John Updike, Rabbit Redux
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
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
I cannot give the formula for success, but I can give you the formula of failure - which is try to please everybody.
Herbert B. Swope
Of course, our failures are a consequence of many factors, but possibly one of the most important is the fact that society operates on the theory that specialization is the key to success, not realizing that specialization precludes comprehensive thinking.
R. Buckminster Fuller, Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth, 1963
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
Success is not final, failure is not fatal it is the courage to continue that counts.
Sir Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill
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
Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
Henry Ford
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
One must be a god to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake.
Anton Chekhov
No man is a failure who is enjoying life.
William Faulkne
The saddest life is that of a political aspirant under democracy. His failure is ignominious and his success is disgraceful.
Mary Catherine Bateson
We are all failures - - At least, the best of us are.
James Barrie
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
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
The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.
Paramahansa Yogananda
Every failure is a step to success...
William Whewell
Persistent people begin their success where others end in failure.
Edward Eggleston
Haste in every business brings failures.
Herodotus, The Histories of Herodotus