Quotes About Failure

Life is a rocky road, no questions about it. It is filled with successes and failures. With success we usually do not have a problem. It is failure that bogs us. How to deal with failures in life when they come?

The quotes and sayings below thought me that failure is nothing but just another step toward success. It is almost obligatory to fail before you succeed. Also, you will find certain quotes on failure showing the way how to deal with failures and defeats. I hope you will find these quotes and quotations, sayings, proverbs and verses about failure useful in living your life. You'll see how quotes can be a really useful learning tool.

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"Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavour." Truman Capote

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

""Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement." C. S. Lewis

"A bend in the road is not the end of the road... unless you fail to make the turn." Unknown author

"Dealing with failure is easy: Work hard to improve." Alan J. Perlis

"Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better." Samuel Beckett

"Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street." Zig Ziglar

"I donít know the key to success but I know the key to failure is trying to please everybody." Bill Cosby

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

"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.' Samuel Ichiye Hayakawa

"Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he's in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots." Charles F. Kettering

"A man may fail many times but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else." John Burroughs

"Failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day." Jim Rohn

"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 the key to success. Each mistake teaches us something." Morihei Ueshiba

"Succeeding is not really a life experience that does that much good. Failing is a much more sobering and enlightening experience." Michael Eisner

"Remember that failure is an event, not a person." Unknown author

"Failure is not our only punishment for laziness: there is also the success of others." Jules Renard

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

"When I was a young man I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. I didn't want to be a failure, so I did ten times more work." George Bernard Shaw

"Failure is not the worst thing in the world. The very worst is not to try." Unknown author

"A clever man commits no minor blunders." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"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

"The most important of my discoveries have been suggested to me by my failures." Humphrey Davy

"You don't drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying in there." Edwin Louis Cole

"There is no dishonor in losing the race... There is only dishonor in not racing because you are afraid to lose." Garth Stein

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

"I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed." Michael Jordan

"When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal." Napoleon Hill

"The harder you fall, the higher you bounce." Unknown author

"Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker." Zig Ziglar

"One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak." Gilbert Keith Chesterton


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