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48 Failure Quotes

The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.

Sven Goran Eriksson Quotes

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He that is down needs fear no fall He that is low, no pride.

John Bunyan Quotes , Source: Pilgrim's Progress (pt. II)

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Not failure, but low aim, is crime.

James Russell Lowell Quotes

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Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. -Robert F. Kennedy.

Robert F. Kennedy Quotes

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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 Quotes

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The camel set out to get him horns and was shorn of his ears. [Lat., Camelus desiderans cornua etiam aures perdidit.]

Desiderius Gerhard Erasmus Quotes , Source: Adagia--Chil (III, cent. V, 8, heading)

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There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.

Colin Powell Quotes

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Life's real failure is when you do not realize how close you were to success when you gave up.

Dave Checkett Quotes

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"All honor to him who shall win the prize," The world has cried for a thousand years; But to him who tries and fails and dies, I give great honor and glory and tears.

Joaquin Miller (pseudonym of Cincinnatus Hiner Miller) Quotes , Source: For Those Who Fail

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The man who forms the habit of beginning without finishing has simply formed the habit of failure. •Mrs. Charles E. Cowman To begin to think with purpose, is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment. •James Allen All human actions are equivalent... and all are on principle doomed to failure. •Jean-Paul Sartre No one ever won a chess game by betting on each move. Sometimes you have to move backward to get a step forward. •Amar Gopal Bose He was a self-made man who owed his lack of success to nobody. •Joseph Heller Failure is the tuition you pay for success. •Walter Brunell Success is never final, but failure can be. •Bill Parcells Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses. •George Washington Carver I know fear is an obstacle for some people, but it is an illusion to me . . . Failure always made me try harder next time. •Michael Jordan Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. •Confucius The world is divided into two categories: failures and unknowns. •Francis Picabia You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you. •Walt Disney Success is a public affair. Failure is a private funeral. •Rosalind Russell My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure. •Abraham Lincoln Success is never final and failure never fatal. It's courage that counts. •George R. Tilton I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom. •George S. Patton There is no human failure greater than to launch a profoundly important endeavour and then leave it half done. •Barbara Ward Who has never tasted what is bitter does not know what is sweet. •German Proverb A man may fail many times but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else. •J. Paul Getty Failure is not fatal; victory is not success. •Tony Richardson Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have. •Louis Boone Failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day. •Jim Rohn There are two kinds of failures: those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought. •Laurence J. Peter If there exists no possibility of failure, then victory is meaningless. •Robert H. Schuller Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. •Truman Capote There is something good in all seeming failures. You are not to see that now. Time will reveal it. Be patient. •Sri Swami Sivananda Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. •Joe Paterno Our business in this world is not to succeed, but to continue to fail, in good spirits. •Robert Louis Stevenson Failures are like skinned knees -- painful, but superficial. •H. Ross Perot I cannot give the formula for success, but I can give you the formula of failure -- which is try to please everybody. •Herbert B. Swope Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street. •Zig Ziglar A proud heart can survive a general failure because such a failure does not prick its pride.

Mrs. Charles E. Cowman Quotes

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How are the mighty fallen in the midst of battle! O Jonathan, thou wast slain in thine high places.

Bible Quotes , Source: II Samuel (ch. II, v. 25)

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The only real failure in life is the failure to try.

Frederick Smith Quotes

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There are no failures - just experiences and your reactions to them.

Tom Krause Quotes

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Try and fail, but don't fail to try.

Stephen Kaggwa Quotes

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I didn't fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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When all else fails, duck. It's not practical, but it can be momentarily comforting.

Unattributed Author Quotes , Source: UNIT Procedures Manual, Zen Division.

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[Oxford] Home of lost causes, and forsaken beliefs and unpopular names and impossible loyalties.

Matthew Arnold Quotes , Source: Essays in Criticism (closing paragraph of preface)

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In the lexicon of youth, which Fate reserves for a bright manhood, there is no such word As--fail!

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, first Baron Lytton Quotes , Source: Richelieu (act II, sc. 2)

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Never say "Fail" again.

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, first Baron Lytton Quotes , Source: Richelieu (act II, sc. 2)

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Now a' is done that men can do, And a' is done in vain.

Robert Burns Quotes , Source: It Was a' for our Rightfu' King

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He that is down can fall no lower.

Samuel Butler (1) Quotes , Source: Hudibras (pt. I, canto III, l. 878)

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Men do not stumble over mountains, but over molehills.

Samuel Butler (1) Quotes , Source: Hudibras (pt. I, canto III, l. 878)

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I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.

Samuel Butler (1) Quotes , Source: Hudibras (pt. I, canto III, l. 878)

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He ploughs in sand, and sows against the wind, That hopes for constant love of woman kind.

Thomas Fuller Quotes , Source: Medicina Gymnastica (vol. X, p, 7)

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Failed the bright promise of your early day?

Bishop Reginald Heber Quotes , Source: Palestine (l. 113)

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