65 Downfall Quotes On Success In Life

These downfall quotes will inspire you. Downfall, a sudden fall (as from power, happiness, or a high position) or a loss of power, prosperity, or status.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging downfall quotes, downfall sayings, and downfall proverbs.

Best Downfall Quotes

  1. “My downfall raises me to infinite heights.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte
  2. “Those who pray for your downfall are concentrating negative thoughts towards you, without taking cognisance of the slippery ground in which they are standing, which could lead to their downfall.” ~ Michael Bassey
  3. “When you get knocked down, don’t stay down; get back up again. Nothing good is going to happen as long as you’re down on yourself.” ~ Joel Osteen
  4. “You see, evil always contains the seeds of its own destruction. It is ultimately negative, and therefore encompasses its downfall even at its moments of apparent triumph. No matter how grandiose, how well-planned, how apparently foolproof of an evil plan, the inherent sinfulness will by definition rebound upon its instigators. No matter how apparently successful it may seem upon the way, at the end it will wreck itself. It will founder upon the rocks of iniquity and sink headfirst to vanish without trace into the seas of oblivion.” ~ Neil Gaiman
  5. “I basically lived through what could have been my downfall and survived it, so whatever comes my way, I’m ready.” ~ Donnis

  6. “Someone’s writing down your mistakes, someone’s documenting your downfall.” ~ Nicole Blackman
  7. “Niggas pray and pray on my downfall, But every time I hit the ground I bounce up like round ball” ~ Jay-Z , Pray downfall quotes
  8. “He who prides himself upon wealth and honor hastens his own downfall.” ~ Laozi
  9. “We have self-centered minds which get us into plenty of trouble. If we do not come to understand the error in the way we think, our self-awareness, which is our greatest blessing, is also our downfall.” ~ Joko Beck
  10. “Displaying riches and titles with pride brings about one’s downfall.” ~ Laozi

  11. “A villain must be a thing of power, handled with delicacy and grace. He must be wicked enough to excite our aversion, strong enough to arouse our fear, human enough to awaken some transient gleam of sympathy. We must triumph in his downfall, yet not barbarously nor with contempt, and the close of his career must be in harmony with all its previous development.” ~ Agnes Repplier
  12. “Love is the greatest corrupter ever known and has been the numbers one downfall of mankind since the first creation.” ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon
  13. “Few things reveal more about political leaders and their systems than the manner of their downfall.” ~ Antony Beevor
  14. “National injustice is the surest road to national downfall.” ~ William E. Gladstone
  15. “When your outgo exceeds your income, the upshot may be your downfall.” ~ Paul Harvey

  16. “To be too knowing is a downfall.” ~ Laura Linney
  17. “The straight line leads to the downfall of humanity.” ~ Friedensreich Hundertwasser
  18. “My downfall made a great noise: those who appeared most satisfied criticized the manner of it.” ~ François-René de Chateaubriand
  19. “I don’t spend my hours plotting for somebody else’s downfall.” ~ Hillary Clinton
  20. “Conceit may bring about one’s own downfall.” ~ Aesop

  21. “I’m a patient person. I think that’s one thing that I feel comfortable I can deal with – the downfall and the errors, as long as I see progress and people trying.” ~ Phil Jackson
  22. “The small companies who feel that the majors are a threat, or are predators, will use that as an excuse for their eventual downfall. Don’t blame others for your own inadequacies.” ~ Greg Ginn
  23. “Like Achilles, the hero who forgot his heel, or like Icarus who, flying close to the sun, forgot that his wings were made of wax, we should be wary when triumphant ideas seem unassailable, for then there is all the more reason to predict their downfall.” ~ Dwight Longenecker
  24. “Our downfall as a species is that we are arrogant enough to think that we can control Mother Nature and stupid enough to think it is our job.” ~ Greg Peterson
  25. “A man’s pride can be his downfall, and he needs to learn when to turn to others for support and guidance.” ~ Bear Grylls

  26. “I’m inspired by the poets, so I’m always going to give in that direction, rather than in any other. It’s the making of me… and also the downfall of me.” ~ Roy Harper
  27. “It could be my downfall, but I don’t think it is – Hollywood is run on perception, and if you stray off the path of what you want to do with your career, it’s suicide.” ~ Charlie Hunnam
  28. “I’m fighting a losing battle here: I’m trying to lose some weight. I love chocolate; that’s one of my biggest downfalls. I haven’t gotten a whole lot of chocolate, thank goodness, because I’d probably be about 300 pounds.” ~ Carrie Underwood
  29. “I think we risk becoming the best-informed society that has ever died of ignorance.” ~ Ruben Blades
  30. “Complacency will be the architecture of your downfall.” ~ Jeremy Gutsche

  31. “Never practice something you’re good at. All it will lead to is one major strength with many downfalls.” ~ Behdad Sami
  32. “I feel like the downfall of any person is the second an artist starts celebrating their work themselves, that becomes problematic.” ~ Questlove
  33. “The downfall of civilized states tends to come not from the direct assaults of foes, but from internal decay combined with the consequences of exhaustion in war.” ~ B. H. Liddell Hart
  34. “In private enterprises, men may advance or recede, whereas they who aim at empire have no alternative between the highest success and utter downfall.” ~ Tacitus
  35. “From triumph to downfall is but a step. I have seen a trifle decide the most important issues in the gravest affairs.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

  36. “A world revolution to a higher social order, a world order, or utter downfall lies before us all.” ~ H. G. Wells
  37. “The downfall of most diets is that they restrict your intake of food.” ~ Fran Lebowitz
  38. “One of the remarkable things about my career is that it has been marked by steady, incremental progress. No sudden spikes up, and no sudden downfalls, either.” ~ Phil Hartman
  39. “Racial history is, therefore, natural history and the mysticism of the soul at one and the same time; but the history of the religion of the blood, conversely, is the great world story of the rise and downfall of peoples, their heroes and thinkers, their inventors and artists.” ~ Alfred Rosenberg
  40. “Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.” ~ Frank Lloyd Wright

  41. “My nemesis – my downfall, if you will – was relationships, and trying to fulfill them.” ~ Jennifer O’Neill
  42. “A thought may arise: ‘It’s okay now, but it’s going to be different when I step out the door’. Already you are anticipating your downfall. Recognize these as just thoughts. You can just watch them, feel their pull yet observe them as a movement in consciousness. Stay put as formless awareness.” ~ Mooji
  43. “Power, safely defied, touches its downfall.” ~ Thomas B. Macaulay
  44. “But marriage goes in waves. You’ve got to be patient. People bail and give up on their marriages way too early. They just don’t put the work and the effort into it. You’ve got to suck up your ego a lot of times because that can be a big downfall.” ~ Anna Benson
  45. “Donald Trump does not stick to Republican orthodoxy, which, you know, and this is always supposed to have been his downfall. Maybe it’s his strength.” ~ Chuck Todd

  46. “I know you have not thought about it. Italians always act without thinking, it’s the glory and the downfall of your civilization. A German plans a month in advance what his bowel movements will be at Easter, and the British plan everything in retrospect, so it always looks as though everything occurred as they intended. The French plan everything whilst appearing to be having a party, and the Spanish…well, God knows. Anyway, Pelagia is Greek, that’s my point.” ~ Louis de Bernieres
  47. “Men are strong, women are smart, but no matter how smart, their bellies are always there to betray women and that’s their downfall.” ~ Simone Schwarz-Bart
  48. “Cleland was the victim of his own downfall.” ~ Alan Parry
  49. “Love can’t mature in one room. It has to come out of the full sharing of everything: joys, aspirations, downfalls, all of it. That’s the only real path to love.” ~ Leon Uris
  50. “Your soulmate can also be your downfall. ” ~ Guillaume Musso

  51. “I think a lot of people can get wrapped up in comparing themselves. And that’s when the tragic downfall comes, because there will always be someone more beautiful.” ~ Kesha
  52. “Pride of opinion has been responsible for the downfall of more men on Wall Street than any other factor.” ~ Charles Dow
  53. “I have a bit of pride, which is always my downfall.” ~ Richard Armitage
  54. “The downfall of the industry is that there is a lot of pressure in it, a lot of rejection in it and a lot of competition in it. It’s a whole mess.” ~ Mila Kunis
  55. “I’m overwhelmed. My biggest downfall is my brightest blessing, I feel too much, all the time. Ya Allah, if it’ll keep my heart soft, break my heart every day.” ~ Warsan Shire

  56. “From triumph to downfall, there is but one step. I have noted that, in the most momentous occasions, mere nothings have always decided the outcome of the greatest events.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte
  57. “Your very success is what’s going to destroy you. The survival mechanism that you’ve developed is the very thing which will cause the downfall of your subtle physical body.” ~ Frederick Lenz
  58. “I try to be a good person. I know what my downfalls are, so that’s a good thing.” ~ Leah Remini
  59. “George, your reckless and wanton foreign policies killed my son, Spc. Casey Austin Sheehan, in the illegal and unjust war on Iraq. Helping to bring about your political downfall will be the most noble accomplishment of my life, and it will bring justice for my son and the hundreds of other brave Americans and tens of thousands of innocent Iraqis your lies have killed.” ~ Cindy Sheehan
  60. “It doesn’t really matter to me what the rest of country is doing. I’m not caught up in trying to make a record that sounds like everybody else. That, to me, is a record label’s absolute biggest downfall.” ~ Joe Nichols

  61. “How we live is so different from how we ought to live that he who studies what ought to be done rather than what is done will learn the way to his downfall rather than to his preservation.” ~ Niccolo Machiavelli
  62. “The downfall of every civilization comes, not from the moral corruption of the common man, but rather from the moral complacency of common men in high places.” ~ E. Digby Baltzell
  63. “The downfall of the church will not come from a lack of apologetic teaching; it will come from disintegration of the families in the church.” ~ Josh McDowell

  64. “Since leaving office in 1977, Dr. Kissinger has continued to play a highly influential role in U.S. politics, in the U.S. media, and in the Rockefeller world empire. It was Kissinger, along with David Rockefeller, who was decisive in the disastrous decision of President Carter to admit the recently toppled Shah of Iran, old friend and ally of the Rockefellers into the United States, a decision that led directly to the Iranian hostage crisis and to Carter’s downfall.” ~ Murray Rothbard
  65. “The downfall of the industry seems to actually be good for art. I think the industry will find their way once the focus shifts from its greed-based origins, downsize, and begins to support creative visions that speak to our times and shifting ideals.” ~ Saul Williams

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