Failure Quotes (74) Spiritual Sayings

Summary: Definition of Failure. Opinions expressed as facts. Informal and psychological – used in reference to the quality of cognitive faculties and adjudicational capabilities of particular individuals, typically called wisdom or discernment. Legal – used in the context of legal trial, to refer to a final finding, statement, or ruling, based on a considered weighing of evidence, called "adjudication". See spelling note for further explanation. Religious – used in the concept of salvation to refer to the adjudication of God in determining Heaven or Hell for each and all human beings.

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”
~  Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

“Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.”
~  F. Scott Fitzgerald

"I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy."
~ Tony Robbins

"Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future."
~ Sivananda

"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

“The value of a moment is immeasurable. The power of just ONE moment can propel you to success and happiness or chain you to failure and misery.”
~  Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

"Failures are steps in the ladder of success. "  
~ James Allen   

"If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re playing it safe."
~ Woody Allen

"Failure is impossible." 
~ Susan B. Anthony     

"For every failure, there's an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour."
~ Mary Kay Ash          

"To try and fail is at least to learn; to fail to try is to suffer the inestimable loss of what might have been." 
~ Chester Barnard        

"Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better."          
~ Samuel Beckett         

"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 towards success."     
~ Dorothea Brande      

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Act as though it were impossible to fail." 
~ Dorothea Brande      

"I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate."       
~ George Burns

"Every failure to cope with a life situation must be laid, in the end, to a restriction of consciousness. Wars and temper tantrums are the makeshifts of ignorance; regrets are illuminations come too late. " 
~ Joseph Campbell       

"Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor."          
~ Truman Capote         

"Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success."       
~ Dale Carnegie

"Ninety-nine percent of all failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses."        
~ George Washington Carver  

"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm."    
~ Winston Churchill     

"Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It is courage that counts."        
~ Winston Churchill     

"I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone."          
~ Bill Cosby     

"No success in public life can compensate for failure in the home."   
~ Benjamin Disraeli      

"It only ‘doesn’t work out’ if you quit. Never, ever quit!"      
~ Mike Dooley 

"Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it."   ~ Will Durant   

"You do not fail in life, you only produce results, and you have the right to learn and grow from any results that you produce."        
~ Wayne Dyer  

"Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."          
~ Thomas Alva Edison 

"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time."     
~ Thomas Alva Edison 

"Men succeed when they realize that their failures are the preparation for their victories."    
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson          

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

"No man is a failure who is enjoying life."      
~ William Feather         

"The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it."    
~ Debbi Fields  

"Thomas Edison tried 10,000 different materials before finding one that was suitable to serve as a light bulb filament. So if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. We need to set up a system where risk is rewarded. One where we recognize that failure helps us to increase our creativity. Nothing risked is nothing gained."
~ Beth Flynn    

"Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently."
~ Henry Ford   

"Change almost never fails because it's too early. It almost always fails because it's too late."          
~ Seth Goden   

"I define anxiety as experiencing failure in advance." 
~ Seth Goden   

"Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit."      
~ Napoleon Hill

"Success is 99 percent failure."
~ Soichiro Honda         

"I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games; 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." 
~ Michael Jordan          

"Mistakes are the portals of discovery."          
~ James Joyce   

"If there is fear of failing, the only safety consists in deliberately jumping."  
~ Carl Jung       

"Try and fail, but don't fail to try."      
~ Stephen Kaggwa       

"Be of good cheer. Do not think of today's failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost."        
~ Helen Keller  

"It doesn't matter if you try and try and try again, and fail. It does matter if you try and fail, and fail to 'try again'."         
~ Charles F. Kettering  

"There are no failures – just experiences and your reactions to them."
~ Tom Krause   

"If I’m not free to fail, I’m not free to take risks and everything in life that’s worth doing involves a willingness to take a risk."     
~ Madeleine L’Engle   

"An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail."  
~ Edwin Land  

"Often the difference between a successful man and a failure is not one's better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on his ideas, to take a calculated risk  and to act."    
~ Maxwell Maltz          

"The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic, and self-complacent is erroneous. On the contrary, it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant and kind. Failure makes people bitter and cruel." 
~ Somerset Maugham  

"My will shall shape my future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man’s doing but my own. I am the force: I can clear any obstacle before me or I can be lost in the maze. My choice, my responsibility; win or lose, only I hold the key to my destiny."    
~ Elaine Maxwell         

"We cannot choose the things that will happen to us. But we can choose the attitude we will take toward anything that happens. Success or failure depends on your attitude." 
~ Alfred A. Montapert 

"An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail."  
~ Isaac Newton

"Anxiety is love’s greatest killer. It creates the failures. It makes others feel as though you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic."
~ Anaïs Nin      

"You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-range failures."
~ Charles C. Noble       

"Nothing gives a man a sense of failure so often as an overdeveloped sense of perfection." 
~ George S. Odiorue    

"What is defeat? Nothing but education, nothing but the first step toward something better."         
~ Wendell Phillips        

"Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don’t fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day."   
~ Jim Rohn       

"Lack of discipline inevitably leads to failure."
~ Jim Rohn       

"It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy course; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat."       
~ Theodore Roosevelt  

"Good people are good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success, you know."     
~ William Saroyan        

"What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail? "    
~ Robert H. Schuller    

"When I was a young man I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. I didn’t want to be a failure, so I did ten times more work."      
~ George Bernard Shaw          

"Disappointment often focuses on the failure of our own agenda rather than on God's long-term purposes for us, which may use stress and struggle as tools for strengthening our spiritual muscles."
~ Luci Shaw     

"You may be disappointed if you fail, but you’re doomed if you don’t try." 
~ Beverly Sills  

"If you’re gonna be a failure, at least be one at something you enjoy."          
~ Sylvester Stallone     

"When I face the desolate impossibility of writing 500 pages, a sick sense of failure falls on me, and I know I can never do it. Then gradually, I write one page and then another. One day’s work is all that I can permit myself to contemplate."  
~ John Steinbeck          

"Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose-not the one you began with perhaps, but one you’ll be glad to remember."
~ Anne Sullivan

"There are no mistakes or failures, only lessons."        
~ Denis Waitley

"The only true failure lies in failure to start".   
~ Harold Blake Walker

"Failure is delay, but not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead-end street."    
~ William Arthur Ward

"If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate." 
~ Thomas J. Watson     

"Failure is a signpost to turn you in another direction."
~ Oprah Winfrey          

"Failure is just a way for our lives to show us that we’re moving in the wrong direction, that we should try something different. It holds no more power than we give it."   
~ Oprah Winfrey          

"Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness."     
~ Oprah Winfrey          


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