Failure Quotes

150 Failure Quotes to look at the failure with different perspective

Failure is more talked about and memorized than success due to human tendency of focusing spotlight more on negative parts than the positive ones. People may be fearful with failure but the effortless truth is – no great success has been ever achieved without failure. Look at the failure with different perspective. Failures are the intermediate steps towards the journey of success. Every failure has some new life lesson to teach you and add on your experience to make your ride more powerful on the path of success. Today, I want to share with you collection of failure quotes that will definitely inspire you to look at the failure with different perspective. These will help you in motivating yourself to bounce back from failure in life.

Throughout history, there have been thousands of famous failures. The master of “trial and error” Thomas Edison, The genius Albert Einstein, Michael Jordan, Stephen King , Abraham Lincoln , Walt Disney, Henry Ford, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs all failed many times in their life; but are considered one the most successful persons in their area of work. Here are failure quotes from these successful people.

Failure Quotes

  1. “Failures are foundation stones of the Success Forts” ~ Invajy

Failure Quotes

  1. “Failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success” ~ Arianna Huffington

Failure Quotes

  1. “Failing to attempt is biggest failure of life.” ~ Invajy

Failure Quotes

  1. “Failing to fail will never give you the real joy and happiness of success” ~ Invajy

failure quotes

  1. “Failure is success in progress” ~ Albert Einstein

Failure Quotes

  1. “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” ~ Henry Ford

Failure Quotes

  1. “Try to understand paradoxical unity or duality of life. There is no meaning of “Success”; if “failure” does not exist.” ~ Invajy

Failure Quotes

  1. “Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” ~ Jack Canfield.

Failure Quotes

  1. “I don’t let failure defeat me; instead I rise above it to make me stronger” ~ Amanda Ray

Failure Quotes

  1. “If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really lost.” ~ Zig Ziglar

Also Read: How to overcome failure in life?

Success and Failure Quotes

  1. “Giving up is the only sure way to fail.” ~ Gena Showalter
  2. “It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure” ~ Bill Gates
  3. “Your attitude towards failure determines your altitude after failure.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  4. “Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.” ~ Napoleon Hill
  5. “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm” ~ Winston Churchill
  6. “It’s failure that gives you the proper perspective on success.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres
  7. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” ~ Thomas A. Edison
  8. “Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.” ~ C.S. Lewis
  9. “A minute’s success pays the failure of years.” ~ Robert Browning
  10. “In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” ~ Bill Cosby

Failure Quotes

  1. “It’s not how far you fall, but how high you bounce that counts.” ~ Zig Ziglar
  2. “Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” ~ Coco Chanel
  3. “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” ~ Robert F. Kennedy
  4. “If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.” ~ Ken Robinson
  5. “The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure.”  ~  John C. Maxwell
  6. “Failure isn’t fatal, but failure to change might be” ~ John Wooden
  7. “There is no failure except in no longer trying.” ~ Chris Bradford
  8. “If you don’t try at anything, you can’t fail… it takes back bone to lead the life you want” ~ Richard Yates
  9. “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
  10. “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Famous Quotes about failure

  1. “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
  2. “Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” ~ Napoleon Hill
  3. “When we give ourselves permission to fail, we, at the same time, give ourselves permission to excel.” ~ Eloise Ristad
  4. “Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success.” ~ Robert T. Kiyosaki
  5. “I never lose, I either win or learn.” ~ Nelson Mandela
  6. “Failure is so important. We speak about success all the time. It is the ability to resist failure or use failure that often leads to greater success. I’ve met people who don’t want to try for fear of failing.” ~ J.K. Rowling
  7. “Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence” ~ Colin Powell
  8. “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
  9. “I don’t believe in failure. It is not failure if you enjoyed the process.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
  10. “We’re born with success. It is only others who point out our failures, and what they attribute to us as failure.” ~ Whoopi Goldberg

Quotes on Failure

  1. “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
  2.  “Never let success get to your head; never let failure get to your heart.”~ Anonymous
  3. “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
  4. “Failure expands your learning curve required for success.” ~ Invajy
  5. “Failure doesn’t kill you…. it increases your desire to make something happen.” ~ Kevin Costner
  6. “Don’t think of it as failure. Think of it as time-released success.” ~ Robert Orben
  7. “Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up.” ~ Chinese proverb
  8. “Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” ~ Nelson Mandela
  9. “If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.” ~ James Cameron
  10. “Fear regret more than failure.” ~ Taryn Rose

Life Failure Quotes

  1. “No human ever became interesting by not failing. The more you fail and recover and improve, the better you are as a person. Ever meet someone who’s always had everything work out for them with zero struggle? They usually have the depth of a puddle. Or they don’t exist.” ~ Chris Hardwick
  2. “The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.” ~ Buddha
  3. “I’d rather be partly great than entirely useless.” ~ Neal Shusterman
  4. “We are all failures – at least the best of us are.” ~ J.M. Barrie
  5. “The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.” ~ Henry Ford
  6. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ~ Winston Churchill
  7. “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” ~ Paulo Coelho
  8. “Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.” ~ Lance Armstrong
  9. “Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure.” ~ George Eliot
  10. “Failure is giving up and not trying further. Keep on trying to reach your goal is part of success.” ~ Invajy

Failure Quotes

  1. “Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.” ~ Confucius
  2. “Anyone who attempts is not a failure.” ~ Sarah Dessen
  3. “If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.” ~ Woody Allen
  4. “You make mistakes. Mistakes don’t make you.” ~ Maxwell Maltz
  5. “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” ~ Albert Einstein
  6. “No man is defeated without until he has first been defeated within.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
  7.  “Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” ~ Winston Churchill
  8. “Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.” ~ Jack Canfield
  9. “You always pass failure on your way to success.” ~ Mickey Rooney
  10. “If you fail, never give up because FAIL means – First Attempt In Learning” ~ APJ Abdul Kalam

Quotes on Failing Fearlessly

  1. “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” Truman Capote
  2. “Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. ” ~ Coco Chanel
  3. “It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.” Theodore Roosevelt
  4. “Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.” F. Scott Fitzgerald
  5. “My past is everything I failed to be.” Fernando Pessoa
  6. “Many people dream of success. To me, success can only be achieved through repeated failure and introspection.” ~ Soichiro Honda
  7. “Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
  8. “Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” ~ Samuel Beckett
  9. “All my successes have been built on my failures.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli
  10. “Keep your head up in failure, and your head down in success.” ~ Jerry Seinfeld

Best Failure Quotes

  1. “Failures are amplified by denying that they are failures.” ~ Mark Manson
  2. “Failure is nothing more than learning how to win.” ~ Robin Sharma
  3. “Always remember that failure is an event, not a person.” ~ Zig Ziglar
  4. “I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” ~ Michael Jordan
  5. “If you aren’t experiencing failure, it means you are failing.” ~ Lance Allred
  6. “Failure changes for the better, success for the worse.” ~ Seneca
  7. “No matter what one does, regardless of failure or success, the experience is a form of success in itself.” ~ Jack Ma
  8. “You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.” ~ Beverly Sills
  9. “Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.” ~ Zig Ziglar
  10. “If you aren’t making mistakes, you aren’t taking enough risks.” ~ Debbie Millman

Failure Quotes

  1. “The cost of failure is…learning.” ~ Neil Strauss
  2. “A failure doesn’t mean you are unworthy, nor does it preclude success on the next try.” ~ Leonard Mlodinow
  3. “Without failure there is no achievement.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  4. “The best way out is always through.” ~ Robert Frost
  5. “Victory has a hundred fathers, but failure is an orphan.” ~ John F. Kennedy
  6. “When you fail to prepare, you’re preparing to fail.” ~ John Wooden
  7. “Failure is an important part of your growth. Don’t be afraid to fail.” ~ Michelle Obama
  8. “Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.” ~ Ralph Ellison
  9. “In any case, you must not confuse a single failure with a final defeat.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
  10. “Losers quit when they fail. Winners fail until they succeed.” ~ Robert T. Kiyosaki

Quotes about Failure

  1. “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” ~ Richard Branson
  2. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” ~ Thomas Edison
  3. “A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.” ~ James Joyce
  4. “My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
  5. “Failure happens all the time. It happens every day in practice. What makes you better is how you react to it.” ~ Mia Hamm
  6. “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” ~ Og Mandion
  7. “The secret of life is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.” ~ Paulo Coelho
  8. “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
  9. “Success or failure is caused more by mental attitude than by mental capacity.” ~ Walter Scott
  10. “Failure is good as long as it doesn’t become a habit.” ~ Michael Eisner

Failure Quotes

  1. “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
  2. “No man ever achieved worth-while success who did not, at one time or other, find himself with at least one foot hanging well over the brink of failure.“ ~ Napoleon Hill
  3. “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” ~ Samuel Beckett
  4. “An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he’s in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots.” ~ Charles F. Kettering
  5. “When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
  6. “A man may fail many times but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.” ~ John Burroughs
  7. “The master has failed more times than the beginner has tried.” ~ Stephen McCranie
  8. “Daring to fail is the beginning to success.” ~ Invajy
  9. “To be wrong is nothing unless you continue to remember it.” ~ Confucius
  10. “A man may fall many times, but he won’t be a failure until he says that someone pushed him.” ~ Elmer G. Letterman

Powerful Quotes on Failure

  1. “Failure is a part of the process. You just learn to pick yourself back up.” ~ Michelle Obama
  2. “Life is full of screwups. You’re supposed to fail sometimes. It’s a required part of the human existence.” ~ Sarah Dessen
  3. “Failure is an attitude, not an outcome.” ~ Harvey MacKay
  4. “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” ~ Suzy Kassem
  5. “Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” ~ Richard Branson
  6. “Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  7. “There is no such thing as failure, only results.” ~ Tony Robbins
  8. “Failure is nature’s plan to prepare you for great responsibilities.” ~ Napoleon Hill
  9. “A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  10. “There are no failures – just experiences and your reactions to them.” ~ Tom Krause

Quotes about Failure

  1. “Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” ~ Winston Churchill
  2. “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
  3. “Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.” ~ John F. Kennedy
  4. “Every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.” ~ Thomas A. Edison
  5. “Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure.” ~ Jim Rohn
  6. “The most important of my discoveries have been suggested to me by my failures.” ~ Humphrey Davy
  7. “Failure is only postponed success as long as courage coaches ambition.” ~ Herbert Kaufman
  8. “You will be tested. You won’t always succeed. But know that you have it within your power to try.” ~ Barack Obama
  9. “I have failed many times, but I have never gone into the darkness of despair. I have learned from my failures and kept moving forward.” ~ A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
  10. “Success is not always the result of hard work. Sometimes it’s the result of learning from failure.” ~ Mark Zuckerberg

Failure Quotes

  1. “Failure is just another way to learn how to do something right.” ~ Marian Wright Edelman
  2. “It is not the mistake that defines you, it’s how you respond to it.” ~ Todd Stocker
  3. “No one is a failure until they stop trying.” ~ B.C. Forbes
  4. “Every failure is a step to success.” ~ William Whewell
  5. “It’s not how many times you fall that counts. It’s how many times you get back up.” ~ Vince Lombardi
  6. ‘Successful people have failed more times than unsuccessful people have tried.” ~ Anonymous
  7. “No one can defeat us unless we first defeat ourselves.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
  8. “Don’t be afraid to fail. Be afraid not to try.” ~ Michael Jordan
  9. “You have to be willing to fail, in order to succeed.” ~ Robert Kiyosaki
  10. “If you’re not failing, you’re not growing.” ~ Ray Lewis

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  1. Thank you for the very inspiring quotes on success! These quotes tell us that failure is a step in the process.

    Geary Erua

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