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101 Best Motivational or Inspirational Quotes About Failure


Nobody can carry on with their existence without falling flat. I don’t know why individuals have such a dread of failure as it is a standard educational ordeal, we as a whole should have. It is an essential venturing stone for accomplishing our fantasies and it has a tendency to be more open than achievements.

Quotes About Failure

Be that as it may, be exceptionally careful about the messages you are being impacted by, with regards to failure. On the off chance, if you abstain from committing errors throughout your life, struggle to do everything right and are fixated on flawlessness and request, then living and encountering an effective and upbeat life will be difficult to accomplish.

What’s more, today I needed to share this accumulation of 101 quotes that will ideally move you to take a gander at disappointment or failure in an unexpected way.

Powerful Quotes About Failure:

1. “Failure isn’t fatal, but failure to change might be” – John Wooden

2. “Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.” – Donald Trump

3. “Everything you want is on the other side of fear.”  – Jack Canfield

4. “Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.”– C. S. Lewis

5. “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

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

7. “Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” – Coco Chanel

8. “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

9. “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert F. Kennedy

10. “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.” – Oprah Winfrey 

11. “The phoenix must burn to emerge.” – Janet Fitch

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

13. “No man ever achieved worth-while success who did not, at one time or other, find himself with at least one foot hanging well over the brink of failure.“ – Napoleon Hill

14. “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” –  Henry Ford

15. “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” – Samuel Beckett

16. “Giving up is the only sure way to fail.” – Gena Showalter

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

18. “If you don’t try at anything, you can’t fail… it takes backbone to lead the life you want” – Richard Yates

19. “The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.”– Buddha

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

21. “An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he’s in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots.”– Charles F. Kettering

22. “Success is not a good teacher, failure makes you humble.” – Shah Rukh Khan

23. “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

24. “Part of being a man is learning to take responsibility for your successes and for your failures. You can’t go blaming others or being jealous. Seeing somebody else’s success as your failure is a cancerous way to live.” – Kevin Bacon

25. “When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important.” – Ellen DeGeneres

26. “Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.” – Confucius

27. “If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.” – Woody Allen

28. “Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive.” – Andy Grove

29. “It’s failure that gives you the proper perspective on success.” – Ellen DeGeneres

30. “There is no failure except in no longer trying.” – Chris Bradford 

31. “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

32. “A man may fail many times but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.”– John Burroughs

33. “They talk about the failure of socialism but where is the success of capitalism in Africa, Asia and Latin America?” – Fidel Castro

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

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

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

37. “To be wrong is nothing unless you continue to remember it.”– Confucius

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

39. “Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.” – Lance Armstrong

40. “Failure’s not a bad thing. It builds character. It makes you stronger.” – Billy Dee Williams 

41. “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”– Albert Einstein

42. “Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time to figure out whether you like it or not.” – Virgil Thomson

43. “Progress requires setbacks; the only sure way to avoid failure is not to try.” – Henry Spencer

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

45. “I’d rather be partly great than entirely useless.” – Neal Shusterman

46. “When we give ourselves permission to fail, we, at the same time, give ourselves permission to excel.”– Eloise Ristad

47. “We are all failures – at least the best of us are.” – J.M. Barrie

48. “The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.” – Henry Ford

49. “A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.”– Douglas Adams

50. “Failure isn’t fatal, but failure to change might be.”  – John Wooden 

51. “Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success.” – Robert T. Kiyosaki

52. “I’ve come to believe that all my past failure and frustrations were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.”– Anthony Robbins

53. “Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure.”– George Eliot

54. “Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” – Napoleon Hill

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. “A man may fall many times, but he won’t be a failure until he says that someone pushed him.”– Elmer G. Letterman

57. “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing.”– George Bernard Shaw

58. “It’s not how far you fall, but how high you bounce that counts.” – Zig Ziglar

59. “Failure is so important. We speak about success all the time. It is the ability to resist failure or use failure that often leads to greater success. I’ve met people who don’t want to try for fear of failing.” – J.K. Rowling

60. “What do you first do when you learn to swim? You make mistakes, do you not? And what happens? You make other mistakes, and when you have made all the mistakes you possibly can without drowning – and some of them many times over – what do you find? That you can swim? Well – life is just the same as learning to swim! Do not be afraid of making mistakes, for there is no other way of learning how to live!” – Alfred Adler 

61. “No human ever became interesting by not failing. The more you fail and recover and improve, the better you are as a person. Ever meet someone who’s always had everything work out for them with zero struggle? They usually have the depth of a puddle. Or they don’t exist.” – Chris Hardwick

62. “Failure and its accompanying misery is for the artist his most vital source of creative energy.” – Montgomery Clift

63. “Failure is nature’s plan to prepare you for great responsibilities.” – Napoleon Hill

64. “With a hint of good judgment, to fear nothing, not failure or suffering or even death, indicates that you value life the most. You live to the extreme; you push limits; you spend your time building legacies. Those do not die.” – Criss Jami

65. “What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?” – John Green

66. “You’ll always miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”– Wayne Gretzky

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

68. “Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

69. “Success isn’t permanent and failure isn’t fatal.”– Mike Ditka

70. “Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, only this time more wisely.” – Henry Ford 

71. “Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of a greater or equal benefit.”– Napoleon Hill

72. “The biggest risk is not taking any risk. In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.”– Mark Zuckerberg

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

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

75. “The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.”– Elbert Hubbard

76. “Failure is success if we learn from it.” – Malcolm Forbes

77. “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you always got.”
– Mark Twain

78. “Success builds character, failure reveals it.”– Dave Checkett

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

80. “It is fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” – Bill Gates 

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

82. Growing up, I had the weird fantasy list: I wanted to be Alice Cooper, Steven Spielberg, and Stan Lee. You have to have almost psychotic drive, because you’re going to have years of failure. – Rob Zombie

83. “Like success, failure is many things to many people. With Positive Mental Attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order and prepare to try again.” – W. Clement Stone

84. “Remember that failure is an event, not a person.”– Zig Ziglar

85. “Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.”– Napoleon Hill

86. “I have a tendency to sabotage relationships; I have a tendency to sabotage everything. Fear of success, fear of failure, fear of being afraid. Useless, good-for-nothing thoughts.” – Michael Buble

87. “Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.” – Oscar Wilde

88. “Don’t be afraid to fail. Don’t waste energy trying to cover up failure. Learn from your failures and go on to the next challenge. It’s ok to fail. If you’re not failing, you’re not growing.” – H. Stanley Judd

89. “Why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me.” – J.K. Rowling

90. “In a crowded marketplace, fitting in is a failure. In a busy marketplace, not standing out is the same as being invisible.” – Seth Godin 

91. “The will to persevere is often the difference between failure and success.” – David Sarnoff

92. “Regard every suggestion that your life may be a failure, that you are not made like those who succeed, and that success is not for you, as a traitor, and expel it from your mind as you would a thief from your house.” – Orison Swett Marden

93. “We may be personally defeated, but our principles never!” – William Lloyd Garrison

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

95. ‘We’re born with success. It is only others who point out our failures, and what they attribute to us as failure.” – Whoopi Goldberg

96. “A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.”– John C. Maxwell

97. “Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes.” – John Dewey

98. “There is but one cause of human failure. And that is man’s lack of faith in his true Self.” – William James

99. “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

100. “If we don’t succeed we run the risk of failure.” – Dan Quayle

101. “We dissect failure a lot more than we dissect success.” – Matthew McConaughey