35 Inspirational Failure Quotes & Saying


Saying Images share the most famous failure quotes with images from successful people such as: Thomas Edison, Bill Gates. These motivational quotes about failure will help you overcome your fear of failure & inspired you to succeed.

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Powerful Failure Quotes

One who fears failure limits his activities. Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again. – Henry Ford

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

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

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

Failure isn’t fatal, but failure to change might be – John Wooden

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

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

Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again. – Richard Branson

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

I never see failure as failure, but only as the game I must play and win. – Tom Hopkins

Don’t be afraid of missing opportunities. Behind every failure is an opportunity somebody wishes they had missed. – Lily Tomlin

The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows. — Buddha

I thank God for my failures. Maybe not at the time but after some reflection. I never feel like a failure just because something I tried has failed. — Dolly Parton

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

Failure Quotes That Inspire You To Succeed

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

Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence. – Colin Powell

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

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Success represents the 1% of your work which results from the 99% that is called failure. – Soichiro Honda

Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something. – Morihei Ueshiba

Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success. – C. S. Lewis

Success is not built on success. It’s built on failure. It’s built on frustration. Sometimes its built on catastrophe. – Sumner Redstone

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

The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success. – Paramahansa Yogananda

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

Inspiring Quotes about Failure

Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out. – Benjamin Franklin

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

But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated. – Ernest Hemingway

Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday. – Wilma Rudolph

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

A man can fail many times, but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else. – John Burroughs

fear of failure quotes

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

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

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

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

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six 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

A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying. – B. F. Skinner
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