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It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. Theodore Roosevelt

Half of the failures in life come from pulling one’s horse when he is leaping. Thomas Hood

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I failed my way to success. Thomas Edison

Don’t obsess about the failures. Instead, investigate and close the successes. Chip Heath and Dan Heath, Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard

Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt. William Shakespeare

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If you’re doing your best, you won’t have any time to worry about failure. Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Failure is an event, never a person. William D. Brown, Welcome Stress!

The only time you don’t fail is the last time you try anything — and it works. William Strong

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

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

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Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence. Colin Powell

Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something. Morihei Ueshiba

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. Theodore Roosevelt

Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war. Donald Trump

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. Thomas A. Edison

It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure. Bill Gates

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Without failure we can learn nothing, and yet we have learned to treasure success as the only acceptable standard.
Wayne W. Dwyer, Your Erroneous Zones

Apparent failure may hold in its rough shell the germs of a success that will blossom in time, and bear fruit throughout eternity.
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

Every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success. Napoleon Hill

Failure is blindness to the strategic element in events; success is readiness for instant action when the opportune moment arrives. Newell D. Hillis

They fail, and they alone, who have not striven. Thomas Bailey Aldrich

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There is no failure except in no longer trying. Elbert Hubbard

Supposing you have tried and failed again and again. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call “failure” is not the falling down, but the staying down. Mary Pickford

Try again. Fail again. Fail better. Samuel Beckett

Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure… it just means you haven’t succeeded yet. Robert Schuller

One fails forward toward success. Charles F. Kettering

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Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Steve Jobs

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. Calvin Coolidge

I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying. Michael Jordan

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

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

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We learn wisdom from failure much more than success. We often discover what we will do, by finding out what we will not do.
Samuel Smiles

I was never afraid of failure, for I would sooner fail than not be among the best. John Keats

Mistakes are the portals of discovery. James Joyce

He that is down needs fear no fall. John Bunyan

Successful people…focus on the rewards of success: learning from their mistakes and thinking about how they can improve themselves and their situations. John Maxwell, Your Road Map for Success

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One must be a god to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake. Anton Chekhov

A man may fall many times, but he won’t be a failure until he says that someone pushed him. Elmer G. Letterman

Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.  F. Scott Fitzgerald

Just once it might be instructive to pretend you’re accepting an award for failure, just to see who you would thank.  Robert Brault

In a world flagrant with the failures of civilization, what is there particularly immortal about our own? G.K. Chesterton

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Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery. Winston Churchill

The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success. Paramahansa Yogananda



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

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

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Never let the fear of striking out get in your way. George Herman “Babe” Ruth

One who fears failure limits his activities.Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again. Henry Ford

Failure is the foundation of success; success is the lurking place of failure. Lao-tzu

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

Failure is just another way to learn how to do something right. Marian Wright Edelman

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They say President Wilson has blundered. Perhaps he has, but I notice he usually blunders forward. Thomas Edison

There are defeats more triumphant than victories. Michel de Montaigne

Failure sometimes enlarges the spirit. You have to fall back upon humanity and God. Charles Horton Cooley

Whenever you leave behind failure you’re doing good. If you think everything you’ve done is great, you’re probably dumb. Louis C.K.

Notice the difference between what happens when a man says to himself, “I have failed three times,” and what happens when he says, “I am a failure.” S.I. Hayakawa

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Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out. Benjamin Franklin

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. Swami Sivananda

Indecision and delays are the parents of failure. George Canning

Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again. Richard Branson

But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated. Ernest Hemingway

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The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually be afraid you will make one. Elbert Hubbard

Failure is a trickster with a keen sense of irony and cunning. It takes great delight in tripping one when success is almost within reach. Napoleon Hill

Our greatest glory consist not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. Oliver Goldsmith

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything? Vincent van Gogh

Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in the experience. Elbert Hubbard

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

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

Because a fellow has failed once or twice or a dozen times, you don’t want to set him down as a failure till he’s dead or loses his courage. George Horace Lorimer

You can’t have any successes unless you can accept failure. George Cukor

There is no failure. Only feedback. Robert Allen

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Mistakes are the portals of discovery. James Joyce

Failure is a word unknown to me. Muhammad Ali Jinnah

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

Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive. Andy Grove

A man can fail many times, but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else. John Burroughs

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The greatest men sometimes overshoot themselves, but then their very mistakes are so many lessons of instruction. Tom Browne

A man of character finds a special attractiveness in difficulty, since it is only by coming to grips with difficulty that he can realize his potentialities. Charles de Gaulle

Experience teaches slowly, and at the cost of mistakes. James A. Froude

The only people who never fail are those who never try. Ilka Chase

It is the want of diligence, rather than the want of means, that causes most failures. Alfred Mercier

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Failure changes for the better, success for the worse. Lucius Annaeus Seneca

There is much to be said for failure. It is more interesting than success. Max Beerbohm

You always pass failure on your way to success.  Mickey Rooney

Nothing fails like success because we don’t learn from it. We learn only from failure. Kenneth Boudling

Our business in life is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits. Robert Louis Stevenson

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It is a mistake to suppose that people succeed through success; they often succeed through failures. Author Unknown

The men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed. Lloyd Jones

A man’s life is interesting primarily when he has failed–I well know. For it’s a sign that he tried to surpass himself. Georges Clemenceau

He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat. Napoleon Bonaparte

There is no failure except in no longer trying. Elbert Hubbard