Top 590 Failure Quotes

Failure Quotes: Embracing Setbacks, Learning from Mistakes, and Rising Stronger

Embracing the Lessons of Failure

Failure is not the opposite of success; it is an integral part of the journey towards it. It is through failure that we learn, grow, and develop resilience. In this article, we celebrate the valuable lessons and growth that failure brings through a collection of quotes that inspire, motivate, and remind us of the importance of embracing setbacks, learning from mistakes, and rising stronger.

Failure is not something to be feared or avoided; it is an opportunity for growth and self-discovery. It teaches us valuable lessons, forces us to reassess our approach, and ultimately propels us towards success. Each failure is a stepping stone on the path to achievement, and it is through perseverance and a positive mindset that we can transform setbacks into stepping stones.

Embracing the Power of Failure: Quotes to Inspire and Reflect

Throughout history, visionaries, entrepreneurs, and leaders have shared their insights and reflections on the power of failure. Their quotes encapsulate the essence of resilience, learning, and the mindset required to overcome setbacks and forge ahead. Below, we present a collection of inspiring failure quotes that will encourage you to embrace failures as opportunities for growth, learn from your mistakes, and rise stronger in the face of adversity.

Every failure is a step to success.

Every failure is a step to success.
William Whewell
I firmly believe that unless one has tasted the bitter pill of failure, one cannot aspire enough for success.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period.
Brene Brown
Suffering, failure, loneliness, sorrow, discouragement, and death will be part of your journey, but the Kingdom of God will conquer all these horrors. No evil can resist grace forever.
Brennan Manning
We may be personally defeated, but our principles never!
William Lloyd Garrison
Atlanta is Exhibit A in my belief that the marriage between hip-hop and sports is a failure.
Jason Whitlock
For Trump, success always has a single father – himself. Failure has a hundred – everyone and anyone else. The media. The Democrats. The ‘deep state.’ Disloyal staffers. Prosecutors. Judges. Anyone who doesn’t do his bidding or sufficiently sing his praises.
George T. Conway III
Failure usually works for me in the end.
David Hasselhoff
Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something.
Morihei Ueshiba
It’s probably foolish to expect relationships to go on forever and to say that because something only lasts 10 years, it’s a failure.
James Taylor
No matter how vast, how total, the failure of man here on earth, the work of man will be resumed elsewhere. War leaders talk of resuming operations on this front and that, but man’s front embraces the whole universe.
Henry Miller
A minute’s success pays the failure of years.
Robert Browning
Philanthropic colonization is a failure. National colonization will succeed.
Theodor Herzl
Fact: From quitting smoking to skiing, we succeed to the degree we try, fail, and learn. Studies show that people who worry about mistakes shut down, but those who are relaxed about doing badly soon learn to do well. Success is built on failure.
Martha Beck
It’s not compatible to expect multilateralism to work and, at the same time, to expect to walk out with everything you wanted. This is a recipe for failure. If we prize the system, we have to come knowing that we will need to make compromises. Sometimes painful compromises.
Roberto Azevedo
Within the U.S., the Obama presidency will be mainly measured by the success or failure of his economic policies. And here, I fear, the monstrous stimulus package with which this administration stumbled out of the gate will prove to be Obama’s Waterloo.
Camille Paglia
‘No one can make you successful; the will to success comes from within.’ I’ve made this my motto. I’ve internalized it to the point of understanding that the success of my actions and/or endeavors doesn’t depend on anyone else, and that includes a possible failure.
Fabrizio Moreira
I think you have to try and fail, because failure gets you closer to what you’re good at.
Louis C. K.
If at first you don’t succeed, failure may be your style.
Quentin Crisp
Do not let your ambitions become a sanctuary for your failures.
Bryant H. McGill
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Abraham Lincoln
Obama said that his performance at bowling was so bad ‘it was like the Special Olympics or something.’ Disability, by Obama’s definition, was about difference and failure.
Jack Thorne
If China stood on an equal basis with other nations, she could compete freely with them in the economic field and be able to hold her own without failure. But as soon as foreign nations use political power as a shield for their economic designs, then China is at a loss how to resist or to compete successfully with them.
Sun Yat-sen
Over-dependence on finite resources, like oil, ignores the ability of our great minds to develop alternative energy for the masses, and in doing so ignores climate change and sets up our students and workforce for failure by not educating them about the needs of our future.
Deb Haaland
The failure of national economic policy is costing us more than jobs; it has begun to weaken that uniquely American spirit of risk-taking, large ambition, and optimism about the future. We must rally them now to bold departures that rebuild our national morale as well as our material prosperity.
Mitch Daniels
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
We decided to try in vitro, because both Peter and I felt we couldn’t handle another failure. When I miscarried after that, we had to come to terms with the possibility that this wasn’t meant to be.
Christie Brinkley
We do not realise that we are children of eternity. If we did, then success would be no success, and failure would be no failure to us.
Joseph Barber Lightfoot
Catastrophes are often stimulated by the failure to feel the emergence of a domain, and so what cannot be felt in the imagination is experienced as embodied sensation in the catastrophe.
William Irwin Thompson
Ambitious failure, magnificent failure, is a very good thing.
Guy Kawasaki
We create success or failure on the course primarily by our thoughts.
Gary Player
Failure? Scared to death of it.

Failure? Scared to death of it.
Ryan Seacrest
I’ve loved every minute I’ve spent in television. And I’ve had much more failure, as traditionally measured, than success in television. I’ve done four shows, and only one of them was the ‘West Wing.’
Aaron Sorkin
I saw why people died and how they died. I saw gunshot wounds and liver failure. It was a good learning experience, so I came regularly on weekends and holidays.
Michael Baden
Our failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq thus far has been deeply troubling, and our intelligence-gathering process needs thorough and unbiased investigation.
Adam Schiff
I wish I had been more prepared, both for success and for failure, when I was younger.
Molly Ringwald
The failure of women to have reached positions of leadership has been due in large part to social and professional discrimination.
Rosalyn Sussman Yalow
Failure doesn’t scare me. And neither success. I am equally detached to both.
Prithviraj Sukumaran
We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.
Arianna Huffington
The most tragic paradox of our time is to be found in the failure of nation-states to recognize the imperatives of internationalism.
Earl Warren
Failure seldom stops you. What stops you is the fear of failure.
Jack Lemmon
Failure is impossible.
Susan B. Anthony
Success is a lousy teacher, but failure is a friend, philosopher, and guide.
Ayushmann Khurrana
There is much to be said for failure. It is much more interesting than success.
Max Beerbohm
You cannot learn anything from success, you only learn from failure.
Jim Dale
Every great work, every big accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often just before the big achievement, comes apparent failure and discouragement.
Florence Scovel Shinn
I don’t know many people, if any, who have had some straight line toward success. I mean, they start here, they work hard, they’ve got what it takes, and they just go straight to the top over some number of years. Most people get a little failure.
Sam Donaldson
It’s not necessary to fear the prospect of failure but to be determined not to fail.
Jimmy Carter
By far the most important factor in the success or failure of any school, far more important than tests or standards or business-model methods of accountability, is simply attracting the best-educated, most exciting young people into urban schools and keeping them there.
Jonathan Kozol
I – and I still consider myself, I’m sorry to tell you, a Marxist and a Communist, but I couldn’t help noticing how all the best Marxist analyses are always analyses of a failure.
Slavoj Zizek
I research best practices and recipes for success and failure to craft personalised policies for my city.
Aja Brown
The reality of most software development is that the consequences of failure are simply nonexistent.
Dan Kaminsky
In Chicago, you have an absence of strong family units, and that absence gets filled by gangs. You have a failure in the school system, after-school programs and other social programs to help keep kids off the streets. Amnesty International speaks to that in some way, by keeping these issues in the forefront.
Lupe Fiasco
Subsidies should never be a permanent feature of any market. They should be introduced only to address market failure and they should be withdrawn gradually as those distortions in the market are addressed.
Barry Gardiner