Quotes about failures. Learn by quotes

Aisha Tyler
Aisha Tyler
American actress, comedian, director, and talk show host
Success is not the absence of failure; it's the persistence through failure.
Bobby McFerrin
Bobby McFerrin
American folk-jazz vocalist
Sometimes mistakes are the best thing that can happen, because they might lift you...out of your complacency, and open your mind up to a whole other area that you wouldn't have gone to intentionally.
Robert G. Allen
Robert G. Allen
Businessman
Hidden behind your fears and your failures is the success you seek.
Jay-Z
Jay-Z
American rapper, songwriter, record executive, entrepreneur, and media proprietor
Successful people have a bigger fear of failure than people who've never done anything because if you haven't been successful, then you don't know how it feels to lose it all.
Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
Australian actor
With age, you see people fail more. You see yourself fail more. How do you keep that fearlessness of a kid? You keep going. Luckily, I'm not afraid to make a fool of myself.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Austrian-American actor, former bodybuilder, film producer, businessman, and former politician
Look for small victories and build on that. Each small victory, even if it is just getting up five minutes earlier, gives you confidence. You realize that these little victories make you feel great, and you keep going. You realize that being paralyzed by fear of failure is worse than failure.
Carmen Dell'Orefice
Carmen Dell'Orefice
American supermodel and actress
The key to overcoming adversity is to be ready to understand that you have enough, no matter what rug is pulled out from under you. You can't live in fear, or thinking "I'll never figure it out." The more consciously we can understand what we're experiencing, the more that is our protection. So, we run into adversity, but we don't have to stay there if we have imagination and a way to help ourselves change course. Sometimes we can't - knowing the difference is wisdom and the acceptance that we have enough.
Christian Cage
Christian Cage
Canadian Wrestler
My biggest fear, the only fear that I have is failing. I hate to fail at anything that I do and that's really my only fear in life, to be a failure.
Chris Zylka
Chris Zylka
American Actor
My greatest fear is failure.
Charles Stanley
Charles Stanley
American Clergyman
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.
AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers
South African Athlete
The fear of failing... not quite the fear of failing, but the uncertainty of whether you are going to perform or not, is there every single game I have played in my life. It will always be there.
Don Roff
Don Roff
Writer and filmmaker
The recipe for great art has always been misery and a good bowel movement.
Daniel H. Pink
Daniel H. Pink
American author
Do what you can't and experience the beauty of the mistakes you make.
Aimee Bender
Aimee Bender
American Novelist
There's a spectrum of those moments of connection and the moments we fail to connect, going from super-large successes to failures. Success would be love, I guess, and failure could still be love, but the bad side; and loss.
Colin Powell
Colin Powell
American Statesman
In other words, don't expect to always be great. Disappointments, failures and setbacks are a normal part of the lifecycle of a unit or a company and what the leader has to do is constantly be up and say 'we have a problem, let's go and get it'.
Bret Michaels
Bret Michaels
American Musician
I believe you must find the things in life that you love, and don't let anybody or anything stop you. There may be lesser successes, but you're never a failure unless you choose not to do something. I don't fail unless I quit. You must believe to receive.
Bob Feller
Bob Feller
Athlete
Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday's success or put its failures behind and start over again. That's the way life is, with a new game every day, and that's the way baseball is.
Beth Moore
Beth Moore
American Author
I think that what women need to hear is that there is life after failure.
Asin
Asin
Indian Actress
I believe that if you acheive success, you will also experience failures in life.
Arthur C. Brooks
Arthur C. Brooks
American Author
The more control you have over your life, the more responsible you feel for your own success - or failure.
Arnold Bennett
Arnold Bennett
English Novelist
Happiness includes chiefly the idea of satisfaction after full honest effort. No one can possibly be satisfied and no one can be happy who feels that in some paramount affairs he failed to take up the challenge of life.
Anushka Sharma
Anushka Sharma
Indian Actress
Having failures in life is important to understand where, exactly, you stand.
Anne Baxter
Anne Baxter
American Actress
It's best to have failure happen early in life. It wakes up the Phoenix bird in you so you rise from the ashes.
Ann Cotton
Ann Cotton
Welsh Businesswoman
Be greedy for social change, and your life will be endlessly enriched. The only failure lies in not trying, or giving up.
Amy Morin
Amy Morin
American Author
Rather than make excuses for their failures, resilient people learn from each mistake. They identify skills, ideas, and life lessons that can be gained from each failed opportunity.
Alice James
Alice James
American Writer
The success or failure of a life, as far as posterity goes, seems to lie in the more or less luck of seizing the right moment of escape.
Alice Dreger
Alice Dreger
American Scientist
You can't go into new life experiences without the understanding that yeah, you may fail, but knowing you might fail can't stop you from trying.
Ali Larter
Ali Larter
American Model
When it comes down to it, at the end of the day, I need more out of my life and I need to push myself harder. And if at the end of the day I don't have it, then I don't have it, but at least I'm going to put myself out there. If I fail, I'm going to fail terrifically.
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
American actor, producer, retired professional wrestler and former American football and Canadian football player
When life puts you in tough situations, don’t say ‘Why me?’ just say ‘Try me’
Aisling Bea
Aisling Bea
Irish actor, stand-up comedian and writer
Don't be afraid to look silly. You are only holding yourself back if you are afraid of looking silly or failing.
Charles Leclerc
Charles Leclerc
Monégasque racing driver, currently racing in Formula One for Scuderia Ferrari. Leclerc won the GP3 Series championship in 2016 and the FIA Formula 2 Championship in 2017
Whenever you want to reach your goal, obviously you are going through times that are not always easy, it not always goes your way, but if in these difficult times, you keep working, keep being focused on your goal, then you will eventually make it.
Cristela Alonzo
Cristela Alonzo
American Comedian
Looking back, I remember my family laughing a lot. We were never the kind of people that dwelled on hard times. My family laughs when things are tough. Growing up like that, I got used to making jokes about things that were difficult. So when I started doing stand-up, that's what I went towards.
Christina Grimmie
Christina Grimmie
American Musician
I'm one of those people who laughs everything off. If I mess up, I just say, 'Ha! Totally didn't mean to do that.'
Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera
American Musician
People expect me to cry, but I always laugh when things go wrong.
Aristotle
Aristotle
Greek Philosopher
Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.
Craig David
Craig David
English Musician
I recognise life is like a magnet. Positive and negative are on the opposite sides of the magnet. You can try to cut the negative part off, but it's still there. When you accept both of them, it's like, 'You know what? Don't get too identified with success or too identified with failure - just be cool with them.'
Craig Bellamy
Craig Bellamy
Welsh Athlete
I can understand failure: I've failed loads of times in my life; it's not a problem. I've never feared it, because it's a part of life.
Cory Booker
Cory Booker
American Politician
I'm going to have setbacks and failures; I'm not going to see change right away all of the time or most of the time. But everybody I've ever respected has failed at one thing or another. I've definitely fallen on my face. But I've also had a comparatively easy life.
Connie Britton
Connie Britton
American Actress
The thing about taking risks is, if it's really a risk, you really can fail. It's only a pretend risk if you really can't fail.
Claude Monet
Claude Monet
French Artist
My life has been nothing but a failure.
Christie Hefner
Christie Hefner
American Businesswoman
In any endeavor, you have to understand your tolerance for risk. What's a failure you can afford?
Chris Jericho
Chris Jericho
Canadian Wrestler
The only person that is going to tell you that you can't do things in life are people who have failed.
Chen Shui-bian
Chen Shui-bian
Statesman
I understand the harsh feelings and sentiments from my opponents and their supporters because I myself have been defeated twice in my political life in the past and I understand very well it is hard to accept your own failure.
Carol Roth
Carol Roth
American Author
Many businesses fail because the owner wasn't willing to invest and wasn't educated on the difference between spending money frivolously and investing money into the business for growth, and the risks and rewards of that cash infusion.
Carol Alt
Carol Alt
American Model
It's not about failure; it's about trying something and risking something for attaining your goal.
Burt Rutan
Burt Rutan
American Scientist
NASA's myriad failures are in many ways the natural consequence of a catastrophic combination of bureaucracy, monopoly, and a calcifying aversion to the kind of risk necessary for innovation.
Brian Tyree Henry
Brian Tyree Henry
American Actor
I've discovered people in my lifetime who are like, 'I always wanted to sing but... ' It's like, 'Well then, did you try?' My thing was always not caring about failure.
Brett Ratner
Brett Ratner
American Director
When you're fearless, you take more risks because you're less conscious of failure or what can go wrong.
Brad Garlinghouse
Brad Garlinghouse
American Businessman
To me, if we're not failing a little bit, we're not trying hard enough. I think great cultures encourage risk and are tolerant of failure. If you don't do that, you're going to end up with a culture that is stagnant and not thinking about the next generation of products and experiences.
Bob McNair
Bob McNair
American Businessman
A quarterback that goes out and performs for you and is a franchise quarterback is more valuable than a player playing another position, but there's a lot more risk there. It's a more difficult position to play, and there are lot more failures.
Bernard L. Schwartz
Bernard L. Schwartz
American Businessman
Entrepreneurialism, to me, means being able to fail. And I believe that kind of leadership is not necessary only in business, but it's necessary for running countries, too. You've got to be able to believe in something strongly enough that you want to do it even if there's a risk of failure.
Bernard Baruch
Bernard Baruch
American Businessman
Whatever failures I have known, whatever errors I have committed, whatever follies I have witnessed in private and public life have been the consequence of action without thought.
Andre Malraux
Andre Malraux
French Author
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.
An Wang
An Wang
American Businessman
You have to risk failure to succeed. The important thing is not to make one single mistake that will jeopardize the future.
Amy Grant
Amy Grant
American Musician
I think that if my kids are completely convinced of God's unfailing love for them, whether they fail or not, they'll have confidence to persevere in life.
Alison Gopnik
Alison Gopnik
American Psychologist
What we want in students is creativity and a willingness to fail. I always say to students, 'If you've never at some point stayed up all night talking to your new boyfriend about the meaning of life instead of preparing for the test, then you're not really an intellectual.'
Alexander Payne
Alexander Payne
American Director
I get asked, 'How can you have such failures in your films?' Well, what else is life about? There's some sense of constant failure in something. Humor gives you a distance from it.
Alain Ducasse
Alain Ducasse
French Chef
Failure is enriching. It's also important to accept that you'll make mistakes - it's how you build your expertise. The trick is to learn a positive lesson from all of life's negative moments.
Akshaye Khanna
Akshaye Khanna
Indian Actor
My first film was a failure. I had many failures too. It's not easy dealing with it.
Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar
Indian Actor
When you taste super-success after tasting super-failure, there is huge relief.
Ajay Piramal
Ajay Piramal
Indian Businessman
I have always said that you have to fail. If you do not fail, it means you have never taken enough risks.
Adrian Edmondson
Adrian Edmondson
English Actor
I'm waiting for the time when I fail - because we all fail - and I'm ready, I'll take up carpentry.
Aditya Roy Kapur
Aditya Roy Kapur
Indian Actor
Failure of a film doesn't diminish my love for acting.
Adam Thielen
Adam Thielen
American Athlete
I love to compete and I hate failing.
Adam Savage
Adam Savage
American Entertainer
Failure is always an option.
Adam Neumann
Adam Neumann
American Businessman
WeWork is my fifth venture. I failed in my first, second and third, had mediocre success in the fourth.
Adam Lashinsky
Adam Lashinsky
American Editor
If one's man's trash is another man's treasure, then one industry's potential failure is another's opportunity.
Adam Grant
Adam Grant
American Author
When trying to innovate, most people stop after 10-15 possibilities, failing to recognize that their first ideas are usually the most obvious ones.
Adam Driver
Adam Driver
American Actor
Acting is really about having the courage to fail in front of people.
Adam Draper
Adam Draper
American Businessman
A startup is literally just a series of unfortunate events where you failed, failed, failed, and failed until you succeed.
Abraham Maslow
Abraham Maslow
American Psychologist
One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.
Abi Morgan
Abi Morgan
Welsh Playwright
All work is a process of failure. Every single thing I write, I look at it and go, 'Do better. That's not good enough. Do better.' And so, that keeps me up at night.
Abhimanyu Singh
Abhimanyu Singh
Indian Actor
I have learnt the hard way that neither success nor failure last forever.
Abhijit Banerjee
Abhijit Banerjee
American Economist
Whenever we try something new, mistakes will happen. Seemingly good ideas will fail and need to be re-thought.
Abby Wambach
Abby Wambach
American Athlete
Sometimes when you fail, it allows you the opportunity to grow more motivation and get more intense about your training.