Failure Quotes

quotes about failure

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

— Charles F. Kettering

Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.

— George E. Woodberry

Do not take yourself too seriously. You have to learn not to be dismayed at making mistakes. No human being can avoid failures.

— Lawrence G. Lovasik

Every mistake you make is only increasing your odds of succeeding.

— Nick Laporta

Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure… it just means you haven’t succeeded yet.

Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.

— Zig Ziglar

Failure is good. It’s fertilizer. Everything I’ve learned about coaching, I’ve learned from making mistakes.

— Rick Pitino

Failure is nature’s plan to prepare you for great responsibilities.

— Napoleon Hill

Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don’t fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day.

— Jim Rohn

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.

— Henry Ford

Failure is success if we learn from it.

— Malcolm S. Forbes

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavour.

— Truman Capote

Failure is the tuition you pay for success.

— Walter Brunell

Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.

— Charlie Chaplin

Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.

— C.S. Lewis

Fear of failure must never be a reason not to try something.

— Frederick Smith

Go on failing. Go on. Only next time, try to fail better.

— Samuel Beckett

He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.

— Paul Tillich

I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.

— Michael Jordan

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

— Bill Cosby
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