Failure Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Failure

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It is commonly said that a teacher fails if he has not been surpassed by his students. There has been no failure on our part in this regard considering how far they have gone.
~By Edmond H. Fischer ~


Failure has gone to his head.
~By Wilson Mizner ~


Don't be afraid of missing opportunities. Behind every failure is an opportunity somebody wishes they had missed.
~By Lily Tomlin ~


If you don't fix latent failures in your system, you're asking for trouble.
~By John Gould ~


My failure, during the first five or six years of my art training, to get set in the right direction, and the disappointment which it caused me, drove me the more persistently into writing as an alternative.
~By Laurence Housman ~


You can't be afraid of failure and you can't be afraid of success, because either one gets in the way of your work.
~By Dave Van Ronk ~


It would be great to be able to pass on to someone all of the successes, the failures, and the knowledge that one has had. To help someone, avoid all the fire, pain and anxiety would be wonderful.
~By Sylvester Stallone ~


So I try not to have any actual expectations for myself for any level of success or failure.
~By Gavin DeGraw ~


When runaway inflation and bank failures struck in Germany in the 1920s, the middle class was destroyed, which led directly to the rise of the Nazis.
~By Nick Clooney ~


The most tragic paradox of our time is to be found in the failure of nation-states to recognize the imperatives of internationalism.
~By Earl Warren ~


Nothing fails like failure.
~By Margaret Drabble ~


In the different voice of women lies the truth of an ethic of care, the tie between relationship and responsibility, and the origins of aggression in the failure of connection.
~By Carol Gilligan ~


Ken Lay has, does and will continue to accept responsibility for the fall of Enron. He was the man at the controls. But failure is not a crime.
~By Michael Ramsey ~


I find fault with my children because I like them and I want them to go places - uprightness and strength and courage and civil respect and anything that affects the probabilities of failure on the part of those that are closest to me, that concerns me - I find fault.
~By Branch Rickey ~


How one handles success or failure is determined by their early childhood.
~By Harold Ramis ~


Failure doesn't mean you are a failure it just means you haven't succeeded yet.
~By Robert H. Schuller ~


A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.
~By John Burroughs ~


What helped me most were my failures and slumps - when I couldn't get work, people weren't interested in me or had written me off.
~By Frank Langella ~


Remember the two benefits of failure. First, if you do fail, you learn what doesn't work; and second, the failure gives you the opportunity to try a new approach.
~By Roger von Oech ~


If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate.
~By Thomas John Watson, Sr. ~


You have to risk failure to succeed. The important thing is not to make one single mistake that will jeopardize the future.
~By An Wang ~


First of all we have to recognize that despite all the problems - and in some cases failures - that this regime has been much more successful, much more resilient, than people had anticipated.
~By Mitchell Reiss ~


A hatred of failure has always been part of my nature.
~By Paul Getty ~


Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.
~By Oscar Wilde ~


With failure, you just try again.
~By Judd Nelson ~


I knew that there were several, among African-American leaders, who had been put out by me because of my failure or reluctance to endorse Sen. Kerry.
~By Rodney Alexander ~


Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
~By Thomas A. Edison ~


If you call failures experiments, you can put them in your resume and claim them as achievements.
~By Mason Cooley ~


Most success springs from an obstacle or failure. I became a cartoonist largely because I failed in my goal of becoming a successful executive.
~By Scott Adams ~


You can't have any successes unless you can accept failure.
~By George Cukor ~


It's a failure of national vision when you regard children as weapons, and talents as materials you can mine, assay, and fabricate for profit and defense.
~By John Hersey ~


Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
~By Winston Churchill ~


The main failure of education is that it has not prepared people to comprehend matters concerning human destiny.
~By Norman Cousins ~


They who have conquered doubt and fear have conquered failure.
~By James Allen ~


It really is impossible not to like him. His success was his failure.
~By Arthur C. Danto ~


Notice the difference between what happens when a man says to himself, I have failed three times, and what happens when he says, I am a failure.
~By S. I. Hayakawa ~


A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms agains himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it.
~By Ambrose Bierce ~


When we can begin to take our failures seriously, it means we are ceasing to be afraid of them. It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves.
~By Katherine Mansfield ~


Failures are expected by losers, ignored by winners.
~By Joe Gibbs ~


Americans, who make more of marrying for love than any other people, also break up more of their marriages, but the figure reflects not so much the failure of love as the determination of people not to live without it.
~By Morton Hunt ~


Outward failure may be a manifested variant of inward success.
~By Kenneth L. Pike ~


Even as far back as when I started acting at 14, I know I've never considered failure.
~By Jennifer Lawrence ~


A man who has never made a woman angry is a failure in life.
~By Christopher Morley ~


By virtually any measure, the record of the Republican Majority is an appalling failure.
~By Sheila Jackson Lee ~


Success and failure are greatly overrated. But failure gives you a whole lot more to talk about.
~By Hildegard Knef ~


Success breeds success, and failure leads to a sort of fallow period.
~By Felicity Kendal ~


As kids we're not taught how to deal with success; we're taught how to deal with failure. If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. If at first you succeed, then what?
~By Charlie Sheen ~


Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities.
~By Walter Scott ~


The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.
~By Napoleon Hill ~


Humanitarian missions are little different from any other public enterprise, diplomacy included, which is susceptible of misinterpretation by the public, hence ultimately of failure.
~By Alvin Adams ~


None of us is guaranteed against failure or corruption of any kind; witness what's going on in the world in this moment, the follies of human nature and the failures of human nature.
~By Morris West ~


Man's sin is in his failure to live what he is. Being the master of the earth, man forgets that he is the servant of God.
~By Abraham Joshua Heschel ~


To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.
~By Denis Waitley ~


His advice to me is basically to just love what you do and don't let the fear of failure stop you.
~By Oliver Hudson ~


Success is 99 percent failure.
~By Soichiro Honda ~


Life is so fresh, life is every day so new if we are fighting, only for the best. Sometimes I think the only real satisfaction in life is failure, failure in your endeavor to do your best.
~By Maude Adams ~


This dullness of vision regarding the importance of the general welfare to the individual is the measure of the failure of our schools and churches to teach the spiritual significance of genuine democracy.
~By Henry A. Wallace ~


Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one's ideas, to take a calculated risk - and to act.
~By Andre Malraux ~


My reputation grows with every failure.
~By George Bernard Shaw ~


We decided to try in vitro, because both Peter and I felt we couldn't handle another failure. When I miscarried after that, we had to come to terms with the possibility that this wasn't meant to be.
~By Christie Brinkley ~


Not failure, but low aim, is crime.
~By James Russell Lowell ~


Is anarchism possible? The failure of attempts to attain freedom does not mean the cause is lost.
~By Johann Most ~


Attempt something so impossible that unless God is in it, it's doomed to failure.
~By John Haggai ~


Greatly begin. Though thou have time, but for a line, be that sublime. Not failure, but low aim is crime.
~By James Russell Lowell ~


Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed on an equal or greater benefit.
~By Napoleon Hill ~


The most important of my discoveries have been suggested to me by my failures.
~By Humphry Davy ~


I'm proof against that word failure. I've seen behind it. The only failure a man ought to fear is failure of cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best.
~By George Eliot ~


The assertion of failure coming from such persons does not mean that Mr. Mill failed to promote the practical success of those objects the advocacy of which forms the chief feature of his political writings.
~By Millicent Fawcett ~


Most people think of success and failure as opposites, but they both are products of the same process.
~By Roger von Oech ~


In all our deeds, the proper value and respect for time determines success or failure.
~By Malcolm X ~


Having in my life been bitten by the jaws of both victory and defeat, I must rush to add that success is to failure as butter pecan ice cream is to death.
~By Rupert Holmes ~


A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success!
~By Doug Larson ~


For after my marriage I had made various attempts to write fiction. They were clearly failures.
~By Mary A. Ward ~


The world is divided into two categories: failures and unknowns.
~By Francis Picabia ~


A minute's success pays the failure of years.
~By Robert Browning ~


Success is usually the culmination of controlling failure.
~By Sylvester Stallone ~


The fear of failure is so great, it is no wonder that the desire to do right by one's children has led to a whole library of books offering advice on how to raise them.
~By Bruno Bettelheim ~


Failure is success if we learn from it.
~By Malcolm Forbes ~


We do not realise that we are children of eternity. If we did, then success would be no success, and failure would be no failure to us.
~By Joseph Barber Lightfoot ~


The only failure is not to try.
~By George Clooney ~


Success is not built on success. It's built on failure. It's built on frustration. Sometimes its built on catastrophe.
~By Sumner Redstone ~


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


In Washington, success is just a training course for failure.
~By Simon Hoggart ~


There would seem to be a limit, even for an art preoccupied with boundaries and transgressions, beyond which a work reaches its breaking point and becomes an actual failure, a mere experimentation.
~By Brian Ferneyhough ~


Abandoning the project was incredibly stressful after having gone through the process of building the room, installing the kiln, collecting the stones, sitting with the kiln day and night as it came to temperature, experiencing the failures.
~By Andy Goldsworthy ~


Nothing succeeds, they say, like success. And certainly nothing fails like failure.
~By Margaret Drabble ~


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.
~By Johnny Cash ~


I'm hopeful. I know there is a lot of ambition in Washington, obviously. But I hope the ambitious realize that they are more likely to succeed with success as opposed to failure.
~By George W. Bush ~


The failure of Christianity in the areas west from Sicily was even greater, and was increased by the spread of Arab outlooks and influence to that area, and especially to Spain.
~By Carroll Quigley ~


I think it's one of the main negative emotional ingredients that fuels show business, because there's so much at stake and the fear of failure looms large.
~By Garry Shandling ~


Is the proposed operation likely to succeed? What might the consequences of failure? Is it in the realm of practicability in terms of material and supplies?
~By Chester W. Nimitz ~


Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
~By Thomas A. Edison ~


Failure in the theater is more dramatic and uglier than any other form of writing. It costs so much, you feel so guilty.
~By Lillian Hellman ~


Failures are like skinned knees, painful but superficial.
~By Ross Perot ~


Success is more dangerous than failure, the ripples break over a wider coastline.
~By Graham Greene ~


Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
~By Calvin Coolidge ~


It is Basic Management 101 that if you reward failure you are going to get more failure, and if you want success you should reward success. But if you look at the way this administration has approached national security, they have kind of got that principle backwards.
~By Chris Van Hollen ~


Laziness is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails.
~By Robert Half ~


There is only one real failure in life that is possible, and that is, not to be true to the best one knows.
~By Frederic William Farrar ~


I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure - which is: Try to please everybody.
~By Herbert Bayard Swope ~

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May 28 ,2024
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