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Quotations about Failure


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If you're doing your best, you won't have any time to worry about failure. ~Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


Failure is an event, never a person. ~William D. Brown, Welcome Stress!


The only time you don't fail is the last time you try anything — and it works. ~William Strong


I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. ~Thomas Edison


I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. ~Bill Cosby


There is no failure except in no longer trying. ~Elbert Hubbard


Supposing you have tried and failed again and again. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call "failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down. ~Mary Pickford


Try again. Fail again. Fail better. ~Samuel Beckett


Failure doesn't mean you are a failure... it just means you haven't succeeded yet. ~Robert Schuller


One fails forward toward success. ~Charles F. Kettering


One must be a god to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake. ~Anton Chekhov


A man may fall many times, but he won't be a failure until he says that someone pushed him. ~Elmer G. Letterman


Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat. ~F. Scott Fitzgerald


Just once it might be instructive to pretend you're accepting an award for failure, just to see who you would thank. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


In a world flagrant with the failures of civilization, what is there particularly immortal about our own? ~G.K. Chesterton


They say President Wilson has blundered. Perhaps he has, but I notice he usually blunders forward. ~Thomas Edison


There are defeats more triumphant than victories. ~Michel de Montaigne


Failure sometimes enlarges the spirit. You have to fall back upon humanity and God. ~Charles Horton Cooley


Whenever you leave behind failure you’re doing good. If you think everything you’ve done is great, you’re probably dumb. ~Louis C.K.


Notice the difference between what happens when a man says to himself, "I have failed three times," and what happens when he says, "I am a failure." ~S.I. Hayakawa


A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in the experience. ~Elbert Hubbard


No man is a failure who is enjoying life. ~William Feather


Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently. ~Henry Ford


Because a fellow has failed once or twice or a dozen times, you don't want to set him down as a failure till he's dead or loses his courage. ~George Horace Lorimer


You can't have any successes unless you can accept failure. ~George Cukor


There is no failure. Only feedback. ~Robert Allen


Failure changes for the better, success for the worse. ~Lucius Annaeus Seneca


There is much to be said for failure. It is more interesting than success. ~Max Beerbohm, Mainly on the Air, 1946


You always pass failure on your way to success. ~Mickey Rooney


Nothing fails like success because we don't learn from it. We learn only from failure. ~Kenneth Boudling


Our business in life is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits. ~Robert Louis Stevenson


It is a mistake to suppose that people succeed through success; they often succeed through failures. ~Author Unknown


The men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed. ~Lloyd Jones



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