Failure Quotes
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Failure quotes remind us that temporary failure comes when we try new things. Those failures are rarely fatal. They simply give us evidence of what does not work.

Thomas Edison was a failure genius. Failure means you took a risk and that is a good thing.

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Every emotion exists for a reason, the reason is always to help you.
Deepak Chopra

Feeling and longing are the motive forces behind all human endeavor and human creation.
Albert Einstein

There is no such thing as a failed experiment, only experiments with unexpected outcomes.
Buckminster Fuller

Every great work, every big accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often just before the big achievement, comes apparent failure and discouragement.
Florence Scovel Shinn

I can't give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time.
Herbert Swope

I define anxiety as experiencing failure in advance.
Seth Goden

Try and fail, but don't fail to try.
Stephen Kaggwa

It doesn't matter if you try and try and try again, and fail. It does matter if you try and fail, and fail to 'try again'.
Charles F. Kettering

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

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

I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.
George Burns

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

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
Truman Capote

Success is 99 percent failure.
Soichiro Honda

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

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you’re doomed if you don’t try.
Beverly Sills

Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don’t fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.
Jim Rohn

No success in public life can compensate for failure in the home.
Benjamin Disraeli

Failures are steps in the ladder of success.
James Allen

If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re playing it safe.
Woody Allen

Failure is impossible.
Susan B. Anthony

To try and fail is at least to learn; to fail to try is to suffer the inestimable loss of what might have been.
Chester Barnard

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Act as though it were impossible to fail.
Dorothea Brande

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

I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone.
Bill Cosby

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

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

There are no failures – just experiences and your reactions to them.
Tom Krause

If you're gonna be a failure, at least be one at something you enjoy.
Sylvester Stallone

Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose-not the one you began with perhaps, but one you’ll be glad to remember.
Anne Sullivan

The only true failure lies in failure to start.
Harold Blake Walker

Failure is delay, but not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead-end street.
William Arthur Ward

Failure is a signpost to turn you in another direction.
Oprah Winfrey

Failure is just a way for our lives to show us that we’re moving in the wrong direction, that we should try something different. It holds no more power than we give it.
Oprah Winfrey

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