Failure Quotes

Rather than viewing a brief relapse back to inactivity as a failure, treat it as a challenge and try to get back on track as soon as possible.
– Jimmy Connors
You can't have any successes unless you can accept failure.
– George Cukor
Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes.
– John Dewey
It really is impossible not to like him. His success was his failure.
– Arthur C. Danto
The most important of my discoveries have been suggested to me by my failures.
– Humphrey Davy
Sometimes a noble failure serves the world as faithfully as a distinguished success.
– Edward Dowden
Translation is the art of failure.
– Umberto Eco
There is only one failure in life possible, and that is not to be true to the best one knows.
– George Eliot
Persistent people begin their success where others end in failure.
– Edward Eggleston
Slowly the poison the whole blood stream fills. It is not the effort nor the failure tires. The waste remains, the waste remains and kills.
– William Empson
Children love and want to be loved and they very much prefer the joy of accomplishment to the triumph of hateful failure. Do not mistake a child for his symptom.
– Erik Erikson
The man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a failure.
– B. C. Forbes
The rise of China as a new power is another great challenge for the US. Our failure to properly handle Germany and Japan earlier in the 20th century cost us and the world dearly. We must not make this same mistake with China.
– Steve Forbes
It has always felt like a failure that Bjorn and I couldn't keep our family together. You never get it back, but to this day I don't regret splitting up. The reason behind our separation is one of those things I definitely don't want to go into!
– Agnetha Faltskog
Any man who has $10,000 left when he dies is a failure.
– Errol Flynn
There are no mistakes, save one: the failure to learn from a mistake.
– Robert Fripp
We may be personally defeated, but our principles never!
– William Lloyd Garrison
Our managers hadn't had that kind of success - the record company hadn't, we hadn't - and the feeling was that the next record had to be even bigger, and if it wasn't it would be some kind of failure.
– Roland Gift
If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure.
– Al Gore
Failure too is a form of death.
– Graham Greene