60 Powerful Failure Quotes to Motivate You

Failure Quotes

Failure is defined as the absence of or inability to achieve achievement. It enables us to define success for ourselves in order to determine whether or not we have succeeded.

You need to figure out why you failed, and we feel these quotes about failure will be quite helpful.


Powerful Failure Quotes to Motivate You in Life

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

2. “Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” ~ Oprah Winfrey.

“Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” ~ Oprah Winfrey.

3. “Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure. ” ~ Jim Rohn.

4. “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.

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

6. “Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.” ~ Marilyn Vos Savant.

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

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

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

9. “I’ve missed more than 9000 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.

10. “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” ~ Truman Capote.

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

12. “If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really lost.” ~ Zig Ziglar.

13. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” ~ Thomas A. Edison.

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

15. “My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.” ~ Abraham Lincoln.

16. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ~ Winston Churchill.

17. “The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure.” ~ John C. Maxwell.

18. “Experience is merely the name men give to their mistakes.” ~ Oscar Wilde.

19. “The only risk of failure is promotion.” ~ Scott Adams.

20. “Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” ~ Winston Churchill

21. “My grandmother once told me, ‘Don’t let failure go to your heart and don’t let success go to your head.’” ~ Will Smith

22. “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

23. “Failure is a word that I simply don’t accept.” ~ John H. Johnson

24. “Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.” ~ Confucius

25. “There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period.” ~ Brene Brown

26. “Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire.” ~ Oprah Winfrey

27. “”Failure happens all the time. It happens every day in practice. What makes you better is how you react to it.” ~ Mia Hamm

28. “There are no secrets to success: don’t waste time looking for them. Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty to those for whom you work, and persistence.” ~ Colin Powell

29. “The master has failed more times than the beginner has tried.” ~ Stephen McCranie

30. “You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.” ~ Mary Pickford

31. “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” ~ Maya Angelou

32. “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

33. “When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work.”  ~ George Bernard Shaw

34. “Failure is simply an opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” ~ Henry Ford

35. “If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.” ~ H. G. Wells

36. “Failure is a part of the process. You just learn to pick yourself back up.” ~ Michelle Obama

37. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” ~ Confucius.

38. “Do not judge me by my successes; judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” ~ Nelson Mandela.

39. “If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate.” ~ Thomas J. Watson.

40. “I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” ~ Michael Jordan.

41. “Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” ~ Richard Branson.

42. “Losing is no disgrace if you’ve given your best.” ~ Jim Palmer.

Failure Quotes

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

44. “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” ~ Albert Einstein.

45. “It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” ~ Bill Gates.

46. “Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald.

47. “You always pass failure on your way to success.” ~ Mickey Rooney.

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

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

50. “Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.” ~ George E. Woodberry.

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

52. “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” ~ Og Mandino

53. “Our best successes often come after our greatest disappointments.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher

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

55. “You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.” ~ Johnny Cash.

56. “The surest way to fail is not to determine to succeed.” ~ Richard Brinsley Sheridan

57. “Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.” ~ John Wooden.

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

59. “Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.” ~ Benjamin Franklin.

60. “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.


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Chandan Negi

I’m Chandan Negi, the Founder of Internet Pillar. I love sharing quotes and sayings to inspire and motivate people.