Failure Quotes and Sayings

best failure quotes and sayings

These are inspirational, motivational, wise, sad and funny failure quotes, sayings, and proverbs that inspire us. See more inspirational quotes on MindBootstrap.

Funny failure quotes


In a day when you don’t come across any problems, you can be sure that you are travelling on a wrong path. ~Swami Vivekananda


Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark; professionals built the Titanic.


If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done? ~George Carli


I didn’t fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong. ~Benjamin Franklin


Dreams are like rainbows…only idiots follow them.


Failure is a bruise, not a tattoo. ~Jon Sinclair


If a book about failures doesn’t sell, is it a success? ~Jerry Seinfeld


Success is always less funny than failure. ~Jon Ronson


There is nothing in the world so easy to explain as failure – it is, after all, what everybody does all the time. ~Susanna Clarke

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Short failure quotes


Try again. Fail again. Fail better. ~Samuel Beckett


No garden is without its weeds. ~Thomas Fuller


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


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


Attitude is the essence of failure or success.


Falling is not always failure.


There is no failure. Only feedback. ~Robert Allen


Failure open doors to new opportunities.


Failure is an event, not a person.


All my successes have been built on my failures. ~Disraeli


Failure is not failure if you learn from it.


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


The cost of failure is…learning. ~Neil Strauss


Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently. ~Henry Ford


Without failure there is no achievement. ~John C. Maxwell


Success is my only option, failure’s not. ~Eminem


It’s not failure, it’s unfinished success.


Failure is never final where love exists. ~Alistair Begg


Fear of failure quotes


It is not failure itself that holds you back; it is the fear of failure that paralyzes you. ~Brian Tracy


Don’t fear failure. Fear being in the exact same place next year as you are today!


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


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


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


Fear of failure must never be a reason not to try something. ~Frederick Smith


In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. ~Bill Cosby


Don’t fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have. ~Louis E. Boone


The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure. ~Sven Eriksson


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


Don’t fear failure. Be afraid of not having the chance, you have the chance! ~Cruz Ramirez, Cars 3


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


Don’t be afraid to fail. Be afraid not to try.


Fear stops a lot of people. Fear of failure, of the unknown, of risk. And it masks itself as procrastination. ~Lisa Anderson


Fear regret more than failure. ~Taryn Rose


One who fears failure limits his activities. ~Henry Ford


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


Don’t permit fear of failure to prevent effort. We are all imperfect and will fail on occasions, but fear of failure is the greatest failure of all. ~John Wooden


You cannot let a fear of failure or a fear of comparison or a fear of judgment stop you from doing what’s going to make you great. You cannot succeed without this risk of failure. You cannot have a voice without the risk of criticism and you cannot love without the risk of loss. ~Charlie Day


Don’t be fear of ‘Failures’ you made, be afraid of ‘Chances’ you may not get again to make it up! ~Utkarsh Nayan Gupta


Fear of failure must never be the reason not to try something. ~Frederick Smith


I fear being like everyone I hate, I fear failure, I fear losing control. I love balancing between chaos and control with everything I do. I always have a fear of going one way or another, getting lost in something, or losing everything to get lost in. And I fear being a completely acceptable sheep in society. ~Marilyn Manson


Let your fear of failure be your motivation to succeed.

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Fear of failure is a far worse condition than failure itself, because it kills off possibilities. ~Michael Eisner


Fear of failure and fear of the unknown are always defeated by faith. Having faith in yourself, in the process of change, and in the new direction that change sets will reveal your own inner core of steel. ~Georgette Mosbacher


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


Overcoming failure quotes: How to deal with failure quotes


You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life.


We can only learn to deal with failure by actually experiencing failure, by living through it. The earlier we face difficulties and drawbacks, the better prepared we are to deal with the inevitable obstacles along our path. ~Tal Ben-Shahar


About the only problem with success is that it does not teach you how to deal with failure. ~Tommy Lasorda


In a day when you don’t come across any problems, you can be sure that you are travelling on a wrong path. ~Swami Vivekananda


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? ~Charlie Sheen


The key to overcoming the fear of failure is to realize that if you don’t attempt it, you have failed by default. If you don’t at least try, you have already failed.


Don’t think about your errors or failures; otherwise, you’ll never do a thing. ~Bill Murray


Running helped me learn how to deal with failure, and failure is a big part of the Internet business. ~Chad Hurley


I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. ~Michael Jordan


Don’t stay in bed unless you can make money in bed. ~George Burns


Don’t read success stories, you will only get a message. Read failure stories, you will get some ideas to get success. ~Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam


The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything. ~Theodore Roosevelt


Failure defeats losers. Failure inspire winners.


Failure is a part of life and you have to learn to deal with it. Failure is something that is part of life’s cycle and it’s from failure that you gain life experience. ~Colin Powell


You pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud too. That’s a part of it. ~Denzel Washington


The successful person makes a habit of doing what the failing person doesn’t like to do. ~Thomas Edison


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


Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no less of enthusiasm. ~Winston Churchill


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


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


Failure is not fatal, but failing to change might be. ~John Wooden


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


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


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


Take failure a test of your abilities. If you have it, you will shine after the fall.


If you fail, never give up because F.A.I.L. means first attempt in learning.

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Quotes on failure in exams


I failed my exam in some subjects but my friend passed. Now he’s an engineer in Microsoft and I am the owner. ~Bill Gates


Stop worrying about what you have to loose and start focusing on what you have to gain.


Everything happens for a cause and for your own good.


Learning starts with failure; the first failure is the beginning of education. ~John Hersey


You fail in exam only for two reasons either you don’t like exams or you don’t like the ‘subject’ you are being examined.


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


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


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


If “Plan A” didn’t work. The alphabet has 25 more letters!


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


When you’re down in the hole, when that moment comes, it’s really okay to feel bad for a little while – give yourself time to mourn what you think you may have lost – but, then, here’s the key: Learn from every mistake. ~Oprah Winfrey


I am a failure quotes


Yes, I am a failure…And I don’t know how to react, but I am happy because I know how to RE-ACT. ~Sakshi Drishya


Tomorrow is the day reserved for the labor of the lazy. I am not lazy. Tomorrow is the day when the failure will succeed. I am not a failure. I will act now. ~Og Mandino


I am a product of my failures. ~Werner Herzog


Failures are part of life. If you don’t fail, you don’t learn. If you don’t learn you’ll never change.


I am facing the most difficult thing of my life, my own greatest failure. ~Richard Paul Evans


Failure quotes about love


Love is hard to find, hard to keep, and hard to forget. ~Alysha Speer


Failure is never final where love exists. ~Alistair Begg


I’m not crying because of you; you’re not worth it. I’m crying because my delusion of who you were was shattered by the truth of who you are. ~Steve Maraboli

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At some point, you have to realize that some people can stay in your heart but not in your life.


Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus. ~Wallace Stegner


I filled your eyes with love but you filled my eyes with tears.


Ever has it been that loves knows not its own death until the hour of separation. ~Khalil Gibran


“Trying” is the biggest mistake you can make early on in a relationship. It sets a false expectation that you will eventually tire of. ~Naval Ravikant


Failure quotes about life


Our greatest fear should not be of failure…but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter. ~Francis Chan


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


Success and failure are both part of life. Both are not permanent. ~Shah Rukh Khan


My life has been nothing but a failure. ~Claude Monet


Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest steppingstones to success. ~Dale Carnegie


What hurts you today, makes you stronger tomorrow.


Life always offers you a second chance. It’s called tomorrow.


The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. ~Elbert Hubbard


Good people are good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success, you know. ~William Saroyan


You must get your living by loving, or at least half your life is a failure. ~Henry David Thoreau


Trying is the first step to failure. ~Homer Simpson


Just because you’re taking longer than others doesn’t mean you’re a failure. Keep going.


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


The only real failure in life is the failure to try.


Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough. ~Mark Zuckerberg


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


There is only one failure in life possible, and that is not to be true to the best one knows. ~George Eliot


Tomorrow is always fresh with no mistakes in it. ~Lucy Maud Montgomery, Canadian Author


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


Face the giants in your life. Slay them and move on. Do not be daunted by the mistakes and failures in your life.


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