Failure Quotes and Sayings

Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.
– George Edward Woodberry

Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
Denis Waitley

Successful people dare to fail but refuse to be defeated by failure. The keep changing themselves to face new difficulties and obstacles, and in the end win out handsomely.
Dr T.P.Chia

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

“For you to win,trust your team;have faith in God you’ll win the game!”

Submitted by: -ginebra- on January 29, 2008

Don’t feel shame for failing but for not trying.

Submitted by: Allent on May 30, 2011

Erasers are for people willing to correct their mistakes…

Submitted by: Kristen on February 18, 2009

“failure doesn’t mean you’re a failure. It does mean you haven’t succeeded yet”

Submitted by: carLooow on August 19, 2008

He who fails to plan, plans to fail.

You cannot do wrong without suffering wrong.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Success builds character, failure reveals it.
– Dave Checkett

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

You try you fail, you try you fail, you true failure is when you fail to try again!!

Submitted by: dariun hudson on November 27, 2008

Did you fail to plan, or you did you just plan to fail?

Submitted by: Shaira on August 11, 2008

Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.
– Winston S. Churchill


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

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

For those who keep trying, failure is only temporary.

Submitted by: Jerry Galoonis on February 21, 2014

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 fail by default.
J. K. Rowling

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

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 fail by default.
– J.K. Rowling

All people fail at certain instances in their lives, the only thing that makes them different is how they manage to stand up or how they choose to fail again.

Submitted by: Kathrine Yee Baraquia on June 9, 2009

Failure is the tuition you pay for success.
– Walter Brunell

Remember, no man is a failure who has friends.

One must be a God to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake.
– Anton Chekhov


Life’s real failure is when you do not realize how close you were to success when you gave up.

Our business in life is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits.
Robert Louis Stevenson

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

Success weakens and failure strengthens and together they remove imperfections to bring excellence in making life worthwhile.
– Anuj Somany

Submitted by: Anuj Somany on April 10, 2013

Inside of a ring or out, ain’t nothing wrong with going down. It’s staying down that’s wrong.
Muhammad Ali

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