30 Powerful Quotes on Failure

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. Success is not built on success. It’s built on failure. It’s built on frustration. Sometimes its built on catastrophe.

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. “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

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

9. “Mistakes are the portals of discovery.” – James Joyce

10. “You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure.” – Zig Ziglar

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

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

13. “Our best successes often come after our greatest disappointments.” – Henry Ward Beecher

15. “I think you can have 10,000 explanations for failure, but no good explanation for success.” – Paulo Coelho

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

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

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

19. “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

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

21. “Don’t be afraid of failure; be afraid of petty success.” – Maude Adams

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

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

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

25. “Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.” – Napoleon Hill

26. “Success is not a good teacher, failure makes you humble.” – Shahrukh Khan

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

28. “Never be afraid to fail. Failure is only a stepping stone to improvement. Never be overconfident because that will block your improvement.” – Tony Jaa

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

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

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