Failure Quotes

A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough.
– Christian Nestell Bovee
A man can get discouraged many times but he is not a failure until he begins to blame somebody else and stops trying.
– John Burroughs
The dream is real, my friends. The failure to realize it is the only unreality.
– Toni Cade Bambara
There's tons of creative people in television that have one failure after another, and they just step up higher. I could never get over that. When I had a failure, there was no such thing as just getting over it.
– Chuck Barris
I wasn't afraid to fail. Something good always comes out of failure.
– Anne Baxter
It's best to have failure happen early in life. It wakes up the Phoenix bird in you so you rise from the ashes.
– Anne Baxter
There's only one thing that can guarantee our failure, and that's if we quit.
– Craig Breedlove
The paranoiac is the exact image of the ruler. The only difference is their position in the world. One might even think the paranoiac the more impressive of the two because he is sufficient unto himself and cannot be shaken by failure.
– Elias Canetti
Indecision and delays are the parents of failure.
– George Canning
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.
– Charlie Chaplin
Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
– Sir Winston Churchill
Failure and its accompanying misery is for the artist his most vital source of creative energy.
– Montgomery Clift
The only failure is not to try.
– George Clooney
Failure sometimes enlarges the spirit. You have to fall back upon humanity and God.
– Charles Horton Cooley
It has now been over 7 years since Congress last raised the minimum wage to its current level of $5.15 per hour. Since that last increase, Congress's failure to adjust the wage for inflation has reduced the purchasing power of the minimum wage to record low levels.
– Jon Corzine
The main failure of education is that it has not prepared people to comprehend matters concerning human destiny.
– Norman Cousins
If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your style.
– Quentin Crisp
Heaven knows that I have done all that a mortal could do, to save the people, and the failure was not my fault, but the fault of others.
– Davy Crockett
At the root of many a woman's failure to become a great cook lies her failure to develop a workmanlike regard for knives.
– Robert Farrar Capon
You must accept that you might fail; then, if you do your best and still don't win, at least you can be satisfied that you've tried. If you don't accept failure as a possibility, you don't set high goals, you don't branch out, you don't try - you don't take the risk.
– Rosalynn Carter