Top 20 Quotes on Failure

Following my piece on why we should embrace rather than fear failure, here are my top 20 quotes on failure.

1. “Failure isn’t fatal, but failure to change might be” – John Woode

2. “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

4. “Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm” – Winston Churchill

5. “Failure, loss, and defeat are just mile markers on the road to success” – Jeffrey Fry

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

8. “When we give ourselves permission to fail, we, at the same time, give ourselves permission to excel” – Eloise Ristad

9. “Everything you want is on the other side of fear” – Jack Canfield

10. “If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original” – Ken Robinson

12. “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure” – Paulo Coelho

13. “Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever” – Lance Armstrong

14. “I’d rather be partly great than entirely useless” – Neal Shusterman

16. “Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success” – Robert T. Kiyosaki

17. “It’s not how far you fall, but how high you bounce that counts” – Zig Ziglar

18. “What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?” – John Green

19. “No human ever became interesting by not failing. The more you fail and recover and improve, the better you are as a person. Ever meet someone who’s always had everything work out for them with zero struggle? They usually have the depth of a puddle. Or they don’t exist” – Chris Hardwick


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