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Quotations about Failure
Don't make a tragedy of a simple failure. Study your capabilities first, and if you have overrated their strength, try again, going more slowly. ~Minna Thomas Antrim (1861–1950), Don'ts for Girls, 1902
If you're doing your best, you won't have any time to worry about failure. ~Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Failure is an event, never a person. ~William D. Brown, Welcome Stress!
The only time you don't fail is the last time you try anything — and it works. ~William Strong
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. ~Thomas Edison
There is no failure except in no longer trying. ~Elbert Hubbard
Supposing you have tried and failed again and again. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call "failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down. ~Mary Pickford
Try again. Fail again. Fail better. ~Samuel Beckett
Failure doesn't mean you are a failure... it just means you haven't succeeded yet. ~Robert Schuller
One fails forward toward success. ~Charles F. Kettering
One must be a god to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake. ~Anton Chekhov
A man may fall many times, but he won't be a failure until he says that someone pushed him. ~Elmer G. Letterman
If by a failure you mean an attempt — yes, you're right. ~Rudolf Besier, The Barretts of Wimpole Street: A Comedy in Three Acts, 1930 (Elizabeth Barrett to Robert Browning)
Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat. ~F. Scott Fitzgerald
Just once it might be instructive to pretend you're accepting an award for failure, just to see who you would thank. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com
In a world flagrant with the failures of civilization, what is there particularly immortal about our own? ~G.K. Chesterton
They say President Wilson has blundered. Perhaps he has, but I notice he usually blunders forward. ~Thomas Edison
There are defeats more triumphant than victories. ~Michel de Montaigne
Failure is not frailty.
Success never guarantees.
Failure sometimes enlarges the spirit. You have to fall back upon humanity and God. ~Charles Horton Cooley
Whenever you leave behind failure you’re doing good. If you think everything you’ve done is great, you’re probably dumb. ~Louis C.K.
Notice the difference between what happens when a man says to himself, "I have failed three times," and what happens when he says, "I am a failure." ~S.I. Hayakawa
A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in the experience. ~Elbert Hubbard
Success is a shell — don't let it harden around your ego.
Failure is a shell — don't let it harden around your ambition.
No man is a failure who is enjoying life. ~William Feather
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently. ~Henry Ford
Because a fellow has failed once or twice or a dozen times, you don't want to set him down as a failure till he's dead or loses his courage. ~George Horace Lorimer
You can't have any successes unless you can accept failure. ~George Cukor
There is no failure. Only feedback. ~Robert Allen
Failure changes for the better, success for the worse. ~Lucius Annaeus Seneca
There is much to be said for failure. It is more interesting than success. ~Max Beerbohm, Mainly on the Air, 1946
You always pass failure on your way to success. ~Mickey Rooney
Nothing fails like success because we don't learn from it. We learn only from failure. ~Kenneth Boudling
Our business in life is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits. ~Robert Louis Stevenson
It is a mistake to suppose that people succeed through success; they often succeed through failures. ~Author Unknown
The men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed. ~Lloyd Jones
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