Failure Quotes


560 Failure quotes:



"Men are born to succeed, not to fail."
"Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses."
"If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative."
"The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail."
"It is not likely that any complete life has ever been lived which was not a failure in the secret judgment of the person that lived it"
Author: Twain Quotes Category: Failure Quotes
"My downfall raises me to infinite heights."
Author: Bonaparte Quotes Category: Failure Quotes
"We Irish are too poetical to be poets; we are a nation of brilliant failures, but we are the greatest talkers since the Greeks."
Author: Wilde Quotes Category: Failure Quotes
"The sleeping fox catches no poultry."
Author: Franklin Quotes Category: Failure Quotes Inaction Quotes
"I am often confronted by the necessity of standing by one of my empirical selves and relinquishing the rest. Not that I would not. If I could, be... a great athlete and make a million a year, be a wit, a born -- vivant and a lady killer, as well as a philosopher, a philanthropist ... and saint. But the thing is simply impossible. The millionaire's work would run counter to the saint s; the bon-vivant and the philanthropist would trip each other up; the philosopher and the lady killer could not well keep house in the same tenement of clay. Such different characters may conceivably, at the outset of life. Be alike possible for a man. But to make any one of them actual, the rest must more of less be suppressed. So the seeker of his truest, strongest, deepest self must review the list carefully and pick out on which to stake his salvation. All other selves thereupon become unreal, but the fortunes of this self are real. Its failure are real failures, its triumphs real triumphs carrying shame and gladness with them."
Author: James Quotes Category: Failure Quotes
"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checked by failure...than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."
"Failure, then, failure! so the world stamps us at every turn. We strew it with our blunders, our misdeeds, our lost opportunities, with all the memorials of our inadequacy to our vocation. And with what a damning emphasis does it then blot us out! No easy fine, no mere apology or formal expiation, will satisfy the world's demands, but every pound of flesh exacted is soaked with all its blood. The subtlest forms of suffering known to man are connected with the poisonous humiliations incidental to these results."
Author: James Quotes Category: Failure Quotes
"Misfortunes one can endure -- they come from outside, they are accidents. But to suffer for one's own faults -- Ah! there is the sting of life."
Author: Wilde Quotes Category: Failure Quotes
"Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another."
Author: Hill Quotes Category: Failure Quotes
"My reputation grew with every failure."
"Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
"Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure."
"Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure."
"And nothing to look backward to with pride, and nothing to look forward to with hope."
Author: Frost Quotes Category: Failure Quotes
"There is but one cause of human failure. And that is man's lack of faith in his true Self."
Author: James Quotes Category: Failure Quotes
"Success and failure are the same impostor"
Author: Kipling Quotes Category: Failure Quotes


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