51 Quotes You Need To Hear To Be Dealing With Failure

Dealing with Failure

You need to hear these quotes on dealing with failure…

If Thomas Edison had believed in failure, we would still be living in darkness…

If Henry Ford had given up, we would still be riding on horseback…

If Alexander Graham Bell had given in to the clutches of failure, we would be spending less time staring at our smartphones that rule our lives (which might not be a bad thing!).

On a serious note…

Anyone who has achieved ANYTHING great, anyone who has CHANGED THE WORLD has at some point made a choice to embrace failure instead of fighting it.

If you look at the most inspirational innovators, athletes, geniuses, and icons throughout history…

They all shared a common belief, they simply did not entertain the notion of failure as a bad thing.

Instead, they understood that every failure encountered brings you one step closer to success, and that this is a natural part of the process.

Some even enjoyed failure! If you think about it, failure is just feedback…

It’s simply showing you what is not working so you can find out what will work. It’s necessary and can’t be avoided.

If we didn’t have failure, how would we know what to do next?

The process of learning from our mistakes is truly invaluable, and is something we need to run toward, not run away from.

Below is a selection of quotes on the topic of failure from iconic people, each of whom has achieved something great and is talking from their own unique experience.

Failure Quote Charles Barkley

Today, let’s celebrate these wonderful souls who choose to embrace failure with open arms.

Maybe, just maybe, their words of wisdom will help us to do the same.

  1. But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
    ~Ernest Hemingway
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  2. I can accept failure; everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.
    ~Michael Jordan
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  3. Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something.
    ~Morihei Ueshiba
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  4. I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.
    ~Thomas A. Edison
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  5. It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
    ~Bill Gates
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  6. 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
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  7. An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.
    ~Edwin Land
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  8. 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
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  9. 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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  10. Before success comes in any man’s life, he’s sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and the most logical thing to do is to quit. That’s exactly what the majority of men do.
    ~Napoleon Hill
    . Accept failure .
  11. Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success.
    ~C. S. Lewis
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  12. Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.
    ~Benjamin Franklin
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  13. If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.
    ~Woody Allen
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  14. Achievement is not always success, while reputed failure often is. It is honest endeavor, persistent effort to do the best possible under any and all circumstances.
    ~Orison Swett Marden
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  15. Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one’s ideas, to take a calculated risk – and to act.
    ~Andre Malraux
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  16. The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.
    ~Paramahansa Yogananda
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  17. Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure. The way you think about a fact may defeat you before you ever do anything about it. You are overcome by the fact because you think you are.
    ~Norman Vincent Peale
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  18. You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give.
    ~E. O. Wilson
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  19. To establish true self-esteem, we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.
    ~Denis Waitley
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  20. 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

    . Mia Hamm Qote on failure happens .

  21. Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.
    ~Richard Branson
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  22. You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure.
    ~Zig Ziglar
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  23. Failure happens all the time. It happens every day in practice. What makes you better is how you react to it.
    ~Mia Hamm
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  24. 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
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  25. It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.
    ~Roger Babson
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  26. Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.
    ~Napoleon Hill
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  27. Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.
    ~Coco Chanel
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  28. A failure is not always a mistake; it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.
    ~B. F. Skinner
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  29. Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.
    ~John Wooden
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  30. 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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  31. 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
    ..
  32. Success is not built on success. It’s built on failure. It’s built on frustration. Sometimes it’s built on catastrophe.
    ~Sumner Redstone
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  33. Indecision and delays are the parents of failure.
    ~George Canning
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  34. Do not blame anybody for your mistakes and failures.
    ~Bernard Baruch
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  35. 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
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    bruce lee failure quote .

  36. The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
    ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
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  37. You will be a failure, until you impress the subconscious with the conviction you are a success. This is done by making an affirmation which ‘clicks.’
    ~Florence Scovel Shinn
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  38. 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
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  39. It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes… we make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions – especially selfish ones.
    ~Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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  40. They who have conquered doubt and fear have conquered failure.
    ~James Allen
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  41. In the business world today, failure is apparently not an option. We need to change this attitude toward failure – and celebrate the idea that only by falling on our collective business faces do we learn enough to succeed down the road.
    ~Naveen Jain
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  42. 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 to success.
    ~Dorothea Brande
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  43. My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
    ~Abraham Lincoln
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  44. Never walk away from failure. On the contrary, study it carefully and imaginatively for its hidden assets.
    ~Michael Korda
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  45. Remember the two benefits of failure. First, if you do fail, you learn what doesn’t work; and second, the failure gives you the opportunity to try a new approach.
    ~Roger von Oech
    Key to failure
  46. It would be great to be able to pass on to someone all of the successes, the failures, and the knowledge that one has had. To help someone, avoid all the fire, pain and anxiety would be wonderful.
    ~Sylvester Stallone
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  47. You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.
    ~Johnny Cash
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  48. Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.
    ~Confucius
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  49. Fear stifles our thinking and actions. It creates indecisiveness that results in stagnation. I have known talented people who procrastinate indefinitely rather than risk failure. Lost opportunities cause erosion of confidence, and the downward spiral begins.
    ~Charles Stanley
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  50. I have self-doubt. I have insecurity. I have fear of failure. I have nights when I show up at the arena and I’m like, ‘My back hurts, my feet hurt, my knees hurt. I don’t have it. I just want to chill.’ We all have self-doubt. You don’t deny it, but you also don’t capitulate to it. You embrace it.
    ~Kobe Bryant
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  51. Like success, failure is many things to many people. With Positive Mental Attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order and prepare to try again.
    ~W. Clement Stone

Do you have a favorite quote on failure? 

I’d love to hear it in the comments below…

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