Failure Quotes and Sayings

Failures are the stepping stones to success, someone rightfully said. Here are some other best quotes and sayings on failure.

If we do not succeed, then we run the risk of failure.
~Dan Quayle (Mr. Obvious is Obvious)’s Inspirational Failure Quote. Found this quite funny.

A man may fall many times, but he won’t be a failure until he says that someone pushed him.
~Elmer G. Letterman
(And that is where we fail, because instead of finding out the actual reason for the failure to improve on it, we often find ourselves blaming someone else for the failure. We even blame fate and luck, as if it ha anything to do with it.

Good people are good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure.
~William Saroyan
(This one is a very deep meaning. Unless you have experienced failure, you won’t truly have tasted all the sides of wisdom)

Not failure, but low aim, is crime.
~James Russell Lowell
(To succeed, you would have to aim higher than you can achieve, and if you aim higher than you can shoot, you are bound to fail, but when you again aim higher, you would have hit your previous goal, but, as a successful person you want more. Failure is a very positive word, contrary to what we perceive of it.

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
~Robert Francis Kennedy
(Similar to the one above about AIming higher, unless your goal is grand, you won’t get a grand success, and that usually comes with grand failures as well, which you must overcome.)

Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.
~Zig Ziglar
( But of course, but the problem is that many people don’t realize this, and they end up a failure just because they Failed, and assume it to be the end of the road.)

The only failure one should fear, is not hugging to the purpose they see as best.
~George Eliot

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
~Thomas A. Edison
(As I keep saying, every Failure is one step closer to success. Every failed sales call is one sales call lesser towards the closure. Every failed attempt is one attempt lesser than the number of attempts you need to pass)

Fear of failure must never be a reason not to try something.
~Frederick Smith’s best of inspiring fear of failure quotes

There is no failure except in no longer trying.
~ Elbert Hubbard You should keep trying without the fear of failure.

I didn’t fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.
~Benjamin Franklin
(This is one of my favorite positive saying that shows the positive side of failure. When you fail, you have already taken away some knowledge, and that itself is a gain)

Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.
~Sir Winston Churchill
( And failure is when you lose the will to try again just because you have failed.)

My imperfections and failures are as much a blessing from God as my successes and my talents and I lay them both at his feet.
~Mahatma Gandhi
(We are quick to thanks God for our successes but in failure we often tend to blame it on a lot of people including God.)

The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.
~Sven Goran Eriksson

I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more.
~Jonas Salk
( And only when we do without thinking of the tangible reward, but the reward to do more, or when we do it with a feeling of ownership for it, then only can we enjoy what we do, and that will lead to perfection in what we do.

Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
~George Washington Carver
( This is quite true and I completely agree with this. When we make excuses, we try to blame something for the failure instead of excepting it and try it again so that we may succeed.

Hope these failure quotes inspired you. Feel free to submit your own.
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