65 Best Failure Quotes On Success In Life

These Failure quotes will inspire you.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, knowledgeable, and encouraging failure quotes, failure sayings, and failure proverbs.

Inspirational Failure Quotes

  1. “A man who has never made a woman angry is a failure in life.” ~ Christopher Morley
  2. “There is only one failure in life possible, and that is not to be true to the best one knows.” ~ George Eliot
  3. “Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.” ~ William Feather , Success failure quotes
  4. “When we begin to take our failures non-seriously, it means we are ceasing to be afraid of them.” ~ Katherine Mansfield
  5. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ~ Winston Churchill

  6. “I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.” ~ George Burns , Love failure quotes
  7. “Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.” ~ Steve Jobs , Failure quotes in life
  8. “I really don’t think life is about the I-could-have-beens. Life is only about the I-tried-to-do. I don’t mind the failure but I can’t imagine that I’d forgive myself if I didn’t try.” ~ Nikki Giovanni
  9. “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” ~ Michael Jordan
  10. “Failure is a delay, but not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead-end street.” ~ William Arthur Ward

  11. “I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.” ~ Bill Cosby
  12. “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
  13. “”Failure” is not the falling down, but the staying down.” ~ Mary Pickford
  14. “I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” ~ Michael Jordan

  15. “You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone.” ~ Johnny Cash
  16. “Every negative event contains within it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” ~ Napoleon Hill
  17. “It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” ~ Bill Gates
  18. “We are all failures – at least the best of us are.” ~ James M. Barrie

  19. “My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
  20. “You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.” ~ Johnny Cash
  21. “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.” ~ Calvin Coolidge
  22. “There is no failure except in no longer trying.” ~ Chris Bradford

  23. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” ~ Thomas A. Edison
  24. “Not failure, but low aim, is crime.” ~ James Russell Lowell
  25. “You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.” ~ Beverly Sills
  26. “You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.” ~ Mary Pickford
  27. “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt

  28. “It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
  29. “It is impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.” ~ J. K. Rowling
  30. “Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” ~ Denis Waitley
  31. “Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.” ~ Donald Trump

  32. “A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.” ~ B. F. Skinner
  33. “Mistakes are always forgivable if one has the courage to admit them.” ~ Bruce Lee
  34. “Criticism is something we can avoid easily by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” ~ Aristotle
  35. “Show me a satisfied man, and I’ll show you a failure.” ~ Albert Einstein

  36. “Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” ~ Coco Chanel
  37. “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.” ~ Calvin Coolidge
  38. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” ~ Thomas A. Edison
  39. “Remember that failure is an event, not a person.” ~ Zig Ziglar

  40. “If you want to succeed, double your failure rate.” ~ Thomas J. Watson
  41. “If you’re not failing, you’re not trying hard enough.” ~ Jillian Michaels
  42. “Half of the failures in life come from pulling one’s horse when he is leaping.” ~ Thomas Hood
  43. “Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

  44. “Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.” ~ C. S. Lewis
  45. “A man can fail many times, but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.” ~ John Burroughs
  46. “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.” ~ Michael Jordan
  47. “The world is full of educated derelicts.” ~ Calvin Coolidge

  48. “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” ~ Calvin Coolidge
  49. “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” ~ Truman Capote
  50. “If you’re not failing, you’re not trying anything.” ~ Woody Allen
  51. “Show me a thoroughly satisfied man – and I will show you a failure.” ~ Thomas A. Edison

  52. “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
  53. “American naturalist John Burroughs put it, “A man can fail many times, but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.” ~ Jeff Olson
  54. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.” ~ Thomas A. Edison

  55. “Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success.” ~ Robert Kiyosaki
  56. “It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves.” ~ Katherine Mansfield
  57. “Don’t fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.” ~ Bruce Lee
  58. “Failure is part of the process of success.” ~ Robert Kiyosaki

  59. “One fails forward toward success.” ~ Charles Kettering
  60. “Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure.” ~ Thomas Watson, Jr.
  61. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” ~ Thomas A. Edison
  62. “In great attempts, it is glorious even to fail.” ~ Vince Lombardi

  63. “For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?” ~ James Allen
  64. “My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them.” ~ Jack Kerouac
  65. “Tactics mean doing what you can with what you have.” ~ Saul Alinsky

Summary: Failure, a state of inability to perform a normal function; lack of success; a falling short.

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