102+ Best Failure Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Failure can lead to success when evaluated correctly. So, it should not be considered as a defeat. Encourage yourself when you fail and don’t worry. Inspirational failure quotes will shed light on you and motivate you for overcoming by seeing as an opportunity to reflect, review and rise again.

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Failure Quotes

It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure. — Bill Gates

If you didn’t succeed, it’s just as important to keep in mind that there has never been a success story without failure and lessons along the way. — Eric Christian, Introvert

Failure isn’t fatal, but failure to change might be — John Wooden

Failure is enriching. It’s also important to accept that you’ll make mistakes it’s how you build your expertise. The trick is to learn a positive lesson from all of life’s negative moments. — Alain Ducasse

Everything you want is on the other side of fear. — Jack Canfield

We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success. — Arianna Huffington

Just because you fail once doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything. — Marilyn Monroe

It is no fun to fail, but you must pick yourself you and get back in the race. The only way you can grow is to challenge yourself beyond your present circumstances. — Les Brown

If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment. — Henry David Thoreau

I’ve come to believe that all my past failure and frustrations were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy. — Tony Robbins

Try again. Fail again. Fail better. — Samuel Beckett

You have to be able to accept failure to get better. — LeBron James

Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable. — Coco Chanel

Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness. — Oprah Winfrey

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. — Robert F. Kennedy

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. — Theodore Roosevelt

There’s no reason to fear (temporary) failure. What others may call a failure is only a temporary set back if you really believe in your dreams. — Kory Livingstone, Quiet Determination

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. —Ralph Waldo Emerson

Failure is the foundation of success, and the means by which it is achieved. — Lao Tzu

Mistakes are the portals of discovery. — James Joyce

If you fell down yesterday, stand up today. — H.G. Wells

Success isn’t permanent and failure isn’t fatal. — Mike Ditka

Failure is success if we learn from it. — Malcolm Forbes

Failure is an inescapable part of life and a critically important part of any successful life. — Tal Ben-Shahar, Being Happy

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

All my successes have been built on my failures. — Benjamin Disraeli

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. — Thomas A. Edison

Success is not a good teacher, failure makes you humble. — Shah Rukh Khan

Success is the only option! Failure is not an option! This is not the time to quit! — Eric Thomas

The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows. — Buddha

Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly. — John F. Kennedy

Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war. — Donald Trump

Anyone who attempts is not a failure. — Sarah Dessen

There’s always failure. And there’s always disappointment. And there’s always loss. But the secret is learning from the loss, and realizing that none of those holes are vacuums. — Michael J. Fox

Make new mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. — Neil Gaiman

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

No man is defeated without until he has first been defeated within. — Eleanor Roosevelt

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. — Truman Capote

If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really lost. — Zig Ziglar

Like success, failure is many things to many people. With positive mental attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order and prepare to try again. — W. Clement Stone

If you try to be anyone but yourself, you will fail; if you are not true to your own heart, you will fail. Then again, there’s no success like failure. — Bob Dylan

If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative. — Woody Allen

I think you have to try and fail, because failure gets you closer to what you’re good at. — Louis C.K.

Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error. — Cicero

What matters is this: Being fearless of failure arms you to break the rules. In doing so, you may change the culture and just possibly, for a moment, change life itself. —Malcolm Mclaren

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. — Winston Churchill

Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure. — George Eliot

The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want right now. — Zig Ziglar

I don’t believe in failure. It is not failure if you enjoyed the process. — Oprah Winfrey

There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure. — Paulo Coelho

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

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

A minute’s success pays the failure of years. — Robert Browning

It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default. — J.K. Rowling

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

Failure is a bend in the road, not the end of the road. Learn from failure and keep moving forward. — Roy T. Bennett

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

If you don’t try at anything, you can’t fail… it takes back bone to lead the life you want — Richard Yates

Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. — Og Mandino

The phoenix must burn to emerge. — Janet Fitch

You have committed a double mistake, firstly by not keeping the engagement yesterday and secondly, by coming when you were not expected. — Visvesvaraya

If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original. — Ken Robinson

If at first you don’t succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried. — Steven Wright

Giving up is the only sure way to fail. — Gena Showalter

Don’t be afraid to fail. Don’t waste energy trying to cover up failure. Learn from your failures and go on to the next challenge. It’s ok to fail. If you’re not failing, you’re not growing. — H. Stanley Judd

My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them. — Jack Kerouac

When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important. — Ellen DeGeneres

Losers quit when they fail. Winners fail until they succeed. — Robert T. Kiyosaki

I thank God for my failures. Maybe not at the time but after some reflection. I never feel like a failure just because something I tried has failed. — Dolly Parton

It’s only when you risk failure that you discover things. When you play it safe, you’re not expressing the utmost of your human experience. — Lupita Nyong’o

Life is full of screwups. You’re supposed to fail sometimes. It’s a required part of the human existence. — Sarah Dessen

Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure. — Confucius

Negative results are just what I want. They’re just as valuable to me as positive results. I can never find the thing that does the job best until I find the ones that don’t. —Thomas A. Edison

Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of a greater or equal benefit. — Napoleon Hill

I’ve probably earned the right to screw up a few times. I don’t want the fear of failure to stop me from doing what I really care about. — Emma Watson

Remember that failure is an event, not a person. — Zig Ziglar

Don’t fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail. — Bruce Lee

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

The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure. — John C. Maxwell

We’re born with success. It is only others who point out our failures, and what they attribute to us as failure. — Whoopi Goldberg

The wise say that our failure is to form habits: for habit is the mark of a stereotyped world. — Anthony C. Grayling

I don’t understand a way to work other than bold-facedly running towards failure. — Cate Blanchett

Why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me. — J.K. Rowling

If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success. — James Cameron

Failing to prepare is preparing to fail. — John Wooden

When it comes right down to it, I know of only one factor that separates those who consistently shine from those who don’t: The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure. — John Maxwell , Failing Forward

Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again. — Richard Branson

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

There is no doubt in my mind that there are many ways to be a winner, but there is really only one way to be a loser and that is to fail and not look beyond the failure. — Kyle Rote Jr., Soccer player

Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat. — Ralph Ellison

There is no such thing as failure, only results. — Tony Robbins

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. — Theodore Roosevelt

Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try. — Jack Canfield

You should become a connoisseur of your own mistakes, turning them over in your mind as if they were works of art, which in a way they are. — Daniel Dennett

Failure is an attitude, not an outcome. — Harvey MacKay

Failures are made only by those who fail to dare, not by those who dare to fail. — Lester B. Pearson

First principle: never to let one’s self be beaten down by persons or by events. — Marie Curie

So start to change your mind, that a failure can be kind, If we allow ourselves to learn from it. — Julie Hebert, Life’s Failures

In any case, you must not confuse a single failure with a final defeat. — F. Scott Fitzgerald

Not getting my desired outcome is not a failure but a sign that more learning and practice are required here, and an opportunity to acknowledge myself that I tried. — Yael Philosof, Inspirational Book

Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I built my life. — J.K. Rowling

One fails forward toward success. — Charles Kettering

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