Failure Quotes

Man is not made for defeat.
- Ernest Hemingway
Success unshared is failure.
- John Paul DeJoria
Failure is always an option.
- Adam Savage
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War is failure of diplomacy.
- John Dingell
Failure is a part of success.
- Hank Aaron
Failure too is a form of death.
- Graham Greene
The wisest of the wise may err.
- Aeschylus
The only failure is not to try.
- George Clooney
Not failure, but low aim is sin.
- Benjamin E. Mays
All the world loves a good loser.
- Kin Hubbard
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Not failure, but low aim, is crime.
- James Russell Lowell
Sometimes the best gain is to lose.
- George Herbert
I fell off my pink cloud with a thud.
- Elizabeth Taylor
Failure's a natural part of life.
- John Malkovich
Aging is mostly the failure to repair.
- Gregory Benford
Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
- James Joyce
Poverty leads to hardship and failure.
- Irwin Redlener
My reputation grows with every failure.
- George Bernard Shaw
My life has been nothing but a failure.
- Claude Monet
War remains the decisive human failure.
- John Kenneth Galbraith
Without failure there is no achievement.
- John C. Maxwell
Success is never final, but failure can be.
- Bill Parcells
Success and failure are equally surprising.
- Daryl Hall
There are many victories worse than a defeat.
- George Eliot
There is no failure except in no longer trying.
- Elbert Hubbard
I didn't fear failure. I expected failure.
- Amy Tan
Indecision and delays are the parents of failure.
- George Canning
A love of nature is a consolation against failure.
- Berthe Morisot
Failure is not an option. Everyone has to succeed.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
A life which does not go into action is a failure.
- Arnold J. Toynbee
Fear of failure has always been my best motivator.
- Douglas Wood
Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.
- Douglas MacArthur
Failure means a stripping away of the inessential.
- J. K. Rowling
Failure is a word that I simply don't accept.
- John H. Johnson
Before you can win a game, you have to not lose it.
- Chuck Noll
Failure is essential. Trial and error is necessary.
- David Bergen
Do not blame anybody for your mistakes and failures.
- Bernard Baruch
Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure.
- Earl Wilson
My biggest failure is I have too many to talk about.
- Dean Kamen
You have to be able to accept failure to get better.
- LeBron James
If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure.
- Dan Quayle
Success is not forever and failure isn't fatal.
- Don Shula
Anybody who dies with money in the bank is a failure.
- Dan Gilbert
Losing is no disgrace if you've given your best.
- Jim Palmer
If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure.
- Al Gore
Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.
- John Wooden
A hatred of failure has always been part of my nature.
- J. Paul Getty
The only real failure in life is one not learned from.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo
Sometimes the best lighting of all is a power failure.
- Douglas Coupland
The way most people fail is in not keeping up the heart.
- Lady Gregory
Without exposure to potential failure, there is no risk.
- Brennan Manning
Engineering is achieving function while avoiding failure.
- Henry Petroski
Government doesn't have a high tolerance for failure.
- John Hickenlooper
Fear of failure must never be a reason not to try something.
- Frederick W. Smith
A man who has never made a woman angry is a failure in life.
- Christopher Morley
The only person who needs to know about failure is yourself.
- John Connolly
Ambitious failure, magnificent failure, is a very good thing.
- Guy Kawasaki
Well, I think it's too early to call Fallujah a failure.
- Chuck Schumer
Testing leads to failure, and failure leads to understanding.
- Burt Rutan
An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.
- Edwin Land
They who have conquered doubt and fear have conquered failure.
- James Allen
There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period.
- Brene Brown
Failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.
- Jim Rohn
A real failure does not need an excuse. It is an end in itself.
- Gertrude Stein
Failure is never fatal. But failure to change can and might be.
- John Wooden
There is not a fiercer hell than the failure in a great object.
- John Keats
Do not let your ambitions become a sanctuary for your failures.
- Bryant H. McGill
Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.
- Donald Trump
Failure seldom stops you. What stops you is the fear of failure.
- Jack Lemmon
The world is divided into two categories: failures and unknowns.
- Francis Picabia
Optimism is a kind of heart stimulant - the digitalis of failure.
- Elbert Hubbard
Our best successes often come after our greatest disappointments.
- Henry Ward Beecher
Failure doesn't exist. It's only a change of direction.
- Alejandro Jodorowsky
Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination.
- Edward Abbey
There's no such thing as failure - just waiting for success.
- John Osborne
Enjoy failure and learn from it. You can never learn from success.
- James Dyson
Why should anybody be interested in some old man who was a failure?
- Ernest Hemingway
Pride is ugly. It says, 'If you succeed, I am a failure.'
- Ezra Taft Benson
Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.
- Benjamin Franklin
Show me a good and gracious loser and I'll show you a failure.
- Knute Rockne
A failure will not appear until a unit has passed final inspection.
- Arthur Bloch
It's your own fear of failure that stops you from doing things.
- Anupam Kher
Failure is more frequently from want of energy than want of capital.
- Daniel Webster
It's only a risk if you think there's a chance of failure.
- Kimbal Musk
Being a pathfinder is to be willing to risk failure and still go on.
- Gail Sheehy
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.
- Charlie Chaplin
Your attitude towards failure determines your altitude after failure.
- John C. Maxwell
Success needs no explanation. Failure does not have one that matters.
- Jesse Jackson
We create success or failure on the course primarily by our thoughts.
- Gary Player
The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
- Buddha
Success comes when people act together; failure tends to happen alone.
- Deepak Chopra
I may be a successful football player, but I feel like such a failure.
- Brett Favre
I feel, in the end, as if everything I've done has been a failure.
- Jonathan Kozol
Failure is an enigma. You worry about it, and it teaches you something.
- James Dyson
Risk is to do something that 99 percent of the time would be a failure.
- Ferran Adria
Never fret for an only son, the idea of failure will never occur to him.
- George Bernard Shaw
Who I am as a guitarist is defined by my failure to become Jimi Hendrix.
- John Mayer
But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
- Ernest Hemingway
The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.
- Colin R. Davis
Capitalism, after all, is no fun when real failure becomes a possibility.
- James Surowiecki
Intemperance and intolerance serve no one, and hatred guarantees failure.
- Edward Brooke
I wasn't afraid to fail. Something good always comes out of failure.
- Anne Baxter
I want to swim in both directions at once. Desire success, court failure.
- Alan Rickman
The will to persevere is often the difference between failure and success.
- David Sarnoff
How one handles success or failure is determined by their early childhood.
- Harold Ramis
Failure's not a bad thing. It builds character. It makes you stronger.
- Billy Dee Williams
You gotta lose 'em some of the time. When you do, lose 'em right.
- Casey Stengel

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