62 Best Quotes about Failure

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Antitrust is the way that the government promotes markets when there are market failures. It has nothing to do with the idea of free information. - Bill Gates, American Businessman

For every failure, there's an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour. - Mary Kay Ash , Businesswoman

Action Quotes

People in their handlings of affairs often fail when they are about to succeed. If one remains as careful at the end as he was at the beginning, there will be no failure. - Lao Tzu

Beginning Quotes

Success comes when people act together; failure tends to happen alone. - Deepak Chopra

Success Quotes


You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure. - Zig Ziglar, Author

Success Quotes

If I had permitted my failures, or what seemed to me at the time a lack of success, to discourage me I cannot see any way in which I would ever have made progress. - Calvin Coolidge, President

Success Quotes, Time Quotes, Courage Quotes

It is easier to win than to fail. Everybody sides with the winner. But the failure walks alone. - George Matthew Adams, Editor

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

Success Quotes, Business Quotes

That first company I started made a lot of money for the venture capitalists - nearly $30 million - but next to nothing for the founders. The companies I started after that varied between failures and mediocre successes. But at no point did I ever consider getting a 'real job.' That felt like a black and white world, and I wanted Technicolor. - Michael Arrington , Businessman

Success Quotes, Company Quotes, Money Quotes

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

Success is often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable. - Coco Chanel, Designer

Success Quotes

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. - Rodney Alexander , Politician

American Quotes

Honesty is about the scars. It's about the blemishes. But it's more than just bragging about failure, which could be a form of ego. It's about truly helping people. - James Altucher, Author

Honesty Quotes

Some people will go to the opening of an envelope. They live their lives in the public eye and get off on it, they need it. They need that kind of adoration. If their name isn't in the tabloids once a week they feel like a failure. - Jensen Ackles, Actor

Honesty is the fastest way to prevent a mistake from turning into a failure. - James Altucher, Author

Honesty Quotes

I hate failure and that divorce was a Number One failure in my eyes. It was the worst period of my life. Neither Desi nor I have been the same since, physically or mentally. - Lucille Ball

Life Quotes

Movies are not novels, and that's why, when filmmakers try to adapt novels, particularly long or complex novels, the result is almost always failure. It can't be done. - Paul Auster, Author

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. - Colin Powell

Success Quotes, Hard Work Quotes, Learning Quotes

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 a few errors in judgment, repeated every day. - Jim Rohn

Judgment Quotes

I think many experiences are bound to be failures, and sometimes I regret them before they even happen. - Keren Ann , Musician

Experience Quotes, Regret Quotes

Failure doesn't mean you are a failure it just means you haven't succeeded yet. - Robert H. Schuller, Clergyman

'Catch-22' was a huge failure, and it rubbed off on everybody connected to it. I had a bunch of lean years where I had to do things, a lot of which I wasn't wildly enthusiastic about. - Alan Arkin , American Actor

Anything I wanted to do and achieve has not been influential in my life, but my failures have. - Imtiaz Ali , Director

Life Quotes

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. - Bill Cosby, American Comedian

Success Quotes

My feeling, based on my own experience, is that aiming for grandiosity is the fastest route to failure. - James Altucher, Author

Aim Quotes, Experience Quotes, Feeling Quotes

Failure is impossible. - Susan B. Anthony , Activist

Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out. - Benjamin Franklin, American Politician

Fear Quotes, Mistakes Quotes

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery. - Winston Churchill, Statesman

Ignorance Quotes, Virtue Quotes, Creed Quotes, Philosophy Quotes, Sharing Quotes

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. - Ambrose Bierce, American Journalist

Doubt Quotes, Enemies Quotes

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, President

Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure. The way you think about a fact may defeat you before you ever do anything about it. You are overcome by the fact because you think you are. - Norman Vincent Peale

Attitude Quotes, Success Quotes, Important Quotes

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. - Winston Churchill, Statesman

Success Quotes, Enthusiasm Quotes

If there exists no possibility of failure, then victory is meaningless. - Robert H. Schuller, Clergyman

We are all failures at least, all the best of us are. - James M. Barrie, Playwright

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

Success Quotes, Courage Quotes

We are all of us failures, at least, the best of us are. - James M. Barrie, Playwright

I think you can have 10,000 explanations for failure, but no good explanation for success. - Paulo Coelho, Novelist

Success Quotes

Part of being a man is learning to take responsibility for your successes and for your failures. You can't go blaming others or being jealous. Seeing somebody else's success as your failure is a cancerous way to live. - Kevin Bacon, Actor

Success Quotes, Responsibility Quotes, Learning Quotes

Failure is the most terrible thing in our business. When we fail, the whole world knows about it. - Desi Arnaz , Actor

Business Quotes

One must be a god to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake. - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Philosopher

Success Quotes, God Quotes

People think when you have a, quote, 'bank failure,' that that is the end of the bank. And it isn't necessarily. - Michele Bachmann, Politician

Banks Quotes

If you're doing your best, you won't have any time to worry about failure. - H. Jackson Brown‚ Jr.

Time Quotes, Worry Quotes

Our achievements speak for themselves. What we have to keep track of are our failures, discouragements and doubts. We tend to forget the past difficulties, the many false starts, and the painful groping. - Ethel Barrymore, Actress

Achievement Quotes, Courage Quotes, Difficulties Quotes, Pain Quotes, Doubt Quotes

The happy people are failures because they are on such good terms with themselves they don't give a damn. - Agatha Christie, English Writer

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 , Businessman

Attitude Quotes, Success Quotes, Experience Quotes, Learning Quotes, Thought Quotes

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

Success Quotes

The young think that failure is the Siberian end of the line, banishment from all the living, and tend to do what I then did - which was to hide. - James A. Baldwin, Author

My great fear has always been complete and utter failure. Hence, you see, all the dispossessed people in my fiction, and why I try to earn as much money as I can. It's a defense. I don't enjoy it or do anything with it. - Peter Ackroyd, Author

Great Quotes, Fear Quotes, Money Quotes

Failure in Afghanistan would have profound consequences for our national security. It would undermine the NATO alliance structure that has been the bedrock of Britain's defence for the last 60 years... I will not allow this to happen on my watch. - Bob Ainsworth , Politician

Security Quotes

No experience is a cause of success or failure. We do not suffer from the shock of our experiences, so-called trauma - but we make out of them just what suits our purposes. - Alfred Adler, Austrian Psychologist

Success Quotes, Experience Quotes, Purpose Quotes

8 Top quotes about Failure by Napoleon Hill

Before success comes in any man's life, he's sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and the most logical thing to do is to quit. That's exactly what the majority of men do. - Napoleon Hill

Success Quotes, Life Quotes, Logic Quotes, Men Quotes

Before success in any man's life he is sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps, some failure. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and most logical thing to do is to quit. That is exactly what the majority of men do - Napoleon Hill

Success Quotes, Life Quotes, Quitting Quotes, Logic Quotes, Men Quotes

Failure is nature's plan to prepare you for great responsibilities. - Napoleon Hill

Great Quotes, Nature Quotes

Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure. - Napoleon Hill

Success Quotes, Great Quotes

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

Great Quotes, Adversity Quotes, Heart Quotes

Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another. - Napoleon Hill

Success Quotes, Influence Quotes, Mind Quotes

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. - Napoleon Hill

Persistence Quotes, Men Quotes

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

Success Quotes, Time Quotes, Worth Quotes

4 Famous quotes about Failure by Barack Obama

So while I will never minimize the costs involved in military action, I am convinced that a failure to act in Libya would have carried a far greater price for America. - Barack Obama, American President

Action Quotes, Great Quotes

In America, there's a failure to appreciate Europe's leading role in the world. - Barack Obama, American President

The Bush Administration's failure to be consistently involved in helping Israel achieve peace with the Palestinians has been both wrong for our friendship with Israel, as well as badly damaging to our standing in the Arab world. - Barack Obama, American President

The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better. I, therefore, intend to oppose the effort to increase America's debt. - Barack Obama, American President

American Quotes, Leadership Quotes, Effort Quotes