Failure Quotes

We do not know, in most cases, how far social failure and success are due to heredity, and how far to environment. But environment is the easier of the two to improve.
– John B. S. Haldane
The failure of Socialism since 1945 is that whilst encouraging us all, the creators of wealth, to produce less through strikes, it has caused us all to demand a higher level of our own product.
– Brian Harris
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
Failure in the theater is more dramatic and uglier than any other form of writing. It costs so much, you feel so guilty.
– Lillian Hellman
Why should anybody be interested in some old man who was a failure?
– Ernest Hemingway
Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed on an equal or greater benefit.
– Napoleon Hill
It is often the failure who is the pioneer in new lands, new undertakings, and new forms of expression.
– Eric Hoffer
There is no loneliness greater than the loneliness of a failure. The failure is a stranger in his own house.
– Eric Hoffer
I never see failure as failure, but only as the game I must play and win.
– Tom Hopkins
A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in the experience.
– Elbert Hubbard
Optimism is a kind of heart stimulant - the digitalis of failure.
– Elbert Hubbard
There is no failure except in no longer trying.
– Elbert Hubbard
There is no failure except in no longer trying. There is no defeat except from within, no really insurmountable barrier save our own inherent weakness of purpose.
– Kin Hubbard
Attempt something so impossible that unless God is in it, it's doomed to failure.
– John Haggai
The failure to dissect the cause of war leaves us open for the next installment.
– Chris Hedges
Having in my life been bitten by the jaws of both victory and defeat, I must rush to add that success is to failure as butter pecan ice cream is to death.
– Rupert Holmes
Americans, who make more of marrying for love than any other people, also break up more of their marriages, but the figure reflects not so much the failure of love as the determination of people not to live without it.
– Morton Hunt
I think that failure by your own standards is certainly a form of success.
– Bonnie Hunt
Don't be afraid to fail. Don't waste energy trying to cover up failure. Learn from your failures and go on to the next challenge. It's OK to fail. If you're not failing, you're not growing.
– H. Stanley Judd
Never walk away from failure. On the contrary, study it carefully and imaginatively for its hidden assets.
– Michael Korda