Thursday, 8 August 2013


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

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

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

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

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

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

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, Mainly on the Air, 1946

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

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

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