Collected Quotes about Failure

by Kareem Allam 2. August 2011 01:16

Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.

- Denis Waitley

Failures do what is tension relieving, while winners do what is goal achieving.

- Denis Waitley

Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.

- Abraham Lincoln

My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.

- Abraham Lincoln

Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction.

- Al Bernstein

Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.

- Al Franken -

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.

- Albert Einstein

Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail their failure must be but a challenge to others.

- Amelia Earhart

Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose - not the one you began with perhaps, but one you'll be glad to remember.

- Anne Sullivan

In order to succeed you must fail, so that you know what not to do the next time.

- Anthony J. D'Angelo

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

- Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

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

Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure.

- Benjamin Disraeli

All my successes have been built on my failures.

- Benjamin Disraeli

Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.

- Benjamin Franklin

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.

- Bill Cosby

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

- Bill Cosby

Once you start a working on something, don't be afraid of failure and don't abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest.

- Chanakya

An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he's in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots.

- Charles F. Kettering

Failure sometimes enlarges the spirit.  You have to fall back upon humanity and God. 

- Charles Horton Cooley

Success is often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.

- Coco Chanel

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.

- Colin Powell

It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.

- Bill Gates

It’s how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success.

- David Feherty


Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.

- Confucius

A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough.

- Christian Nestell Bovee

Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.

- Dale Carnegie

Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future.

- Denis Waitley

Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.

- Denis Waitley

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

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

- Author Unknown

The things that hurt us teach us.

- Author Unknown

Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more wisely.

- Author Unknown

You're on the road to success when you realize that failure is only a detour.

- Author unknown

It is wise to keep in mind that no success or failure is necessarily final. 

- Author Unknown




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