Inspiring Failure Quotes Part II

Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing. Denis Waitley

I don’t believe in failure. It is not failure if you enjoyed the process. Oprah Winfrey

There is no such thing as failure. There are only results. Tony Robbins

If you’re doing your best, you won’t have any time to worry about failure. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable. Coco Chanel

A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying. B. F. Skinner

If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative. Woody Allen

Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure. Thomas A. Edison

Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday. Wilma Rudolph

One’s only rival is one’s own potentialities. One’s only failure is failing to live up to one’s own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king. Abraham Maslow

It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default. J. K. Rowling

Achievement is not always success, while reputed failure often is. It is honest endeavor, persistent effort to do the best possible under any and all circumstances. Orison Swett Marden

Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure. Thomas A. Edison

I really don’t think life is about the I-could-have-beens. Life is only about the I-tried-to-do. I don’t mind the failure but I can’t imagine that I’d forgive myself if I didn’t try. Nikki Giovanni

I think you can have 10,000 explanations for failure, but no good explanation for success. Paulo Coelho

It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes… we make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions – especially selfish ones. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives. Denis Waitley

Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure. George Eliot

Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure. Benjamin Disraeli

Go on failing. Go on. Only next time, try to fail better. Samuel Beckett

Failure is a word unknown to me. Muhammad Ali Jinnah

All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: Act as if it were impossible to fail. That is the talisman, the formula, the command of right about face which turns us from failure to success. Dorthea Brande

Don’t be afraid of missing opportunities. Behind every failure is an opportunity somebody wishes they had missed. Lily Tomlin

Every failure is a step to success. William Whewell

You will be a failure, until you impress the subconscious with the conviction you are a success. This is done by making an affirmation which ‘clicks.’ Florence Scovel Shinn

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

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

There is only one failure in life possible, and that is not to be true to the best one knows. George Eliot

We failed, but in the good providence of God apparent failure often proves a blessing. Robert E. Lee

Success is not built on success. It’s built on failure. It’s built on frustration. Sometimes its built on catastrophe. Sumner Redstone

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