It’s hard not to be frightened by failure. Missing out on something you desire (or not living up to your potential) is a fear that many of us share. Failure can manifest in a variety of ways but it’s something we all encounter…and can help make us stronger!
For those who’ve already failed to achieve something, they will likely tell you how discouraging it was initially. Not winning that final game or earning an F on a history test can become a defining life moment. What’s most important is how you handle your failure and what you do about it. Next time you experience a failure, take a look at these quotes for inspiration.
Here we’ve collected our favorite quotes that tackle the subject of failure. Because it’s an inevitable part of life, it’s something that unites us all. So whether you or a friend is having a bad day, share this list to encourage, no matter what the failure is!
Quotes about Failure
“Failure isn’t fatal, but failure to change might be” – John Wooden
“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” – Jack Canfield
“Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” – Coco Chanel
“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert F. Kennedy
“The phoenix must burn to emerge.” – Janet Fitch
“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein
“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” – Michael Jordan
“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.” – J. K. Rowling
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison
“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
“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” – Napoleon Hill
“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.” – Johnny Cash
“It’s not how far you fall, but how high you bounce that counts.” – Zig Ziglar
“What matters is this: Being fearless of failure arms you to break the rules. In doing so, you may change the culture and just possibly, for a moment, change life itself.” – Malcolm Mclaren
“I don’t believe in failure. It is not failure if you enjoyed the process.” – Oprah Winfrey
“We’re born with success. It is only others who point out our failures, and what they attribute to us as failure.” – Whoopi Goldberg
“It’s only when you risk failure that you discover things. When you play it safe, you’re not expressing the utmost of your human experience.” – Lupita Nyong’o
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