93 Most Inspiring Quotes About Failure To Achieve Success

We cannot expect to succeed if we do not fail. Failure makes us human. It is a natural part of the process of learning and growing.

Risk takers are willing to take risks to achieve their goals and aspirations, but they also know when to retreat and try again later on. The key is knowing when you’ve hit a dead-end and realizing that it’s time to get out.

Many people with low self-esteem define themselves as failures because they have never been successful in their endeavors. The term “failure” is often used to describe a person who did not reach the goals they set out to achieve. For some, failure can be as simple as not getting the job you wanted or graduating with honors from college. For others, it may encompass living in poverty or having an unfulfilling relationship with someone they love.

Success does not come easy in the startup world. There is a great deal of failure, and there is a great deal of success. Failure is what we all learn from, and success is what we all pursue.

Here are 93  inspirational quotes about failure to achieve your dreams

“Successful people don’t fear failure, but understand that it’s necessary to learn and grow from.” ― Robert Kiyosaki

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

“The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.” ― Colin R. Davis

“Don’t fear failure. Fear being in the exact same place next year as you are today.” ― Anonymous

“Failure defeats losers but it inspires winners.” ― Anonymous

“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

“The secret of life is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.” — Paulo Coelho

“The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure.” ― John C. Maxwell

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” ― Thomas Edison

“There is no failure except in no longer trying.” ― Chris Bradford

“Failures are part of life. If you don’t fail, you don’t learn. If you don’t learn you’ll never change.” ― Anonymous

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” ― Winston Churchill

“Never let success get to your head; never let failure get to your heart.” ― Anonymous

“There is no such thing as failure, only learning experiences.” ― Anonymous

“Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” ― Richard Branson

“Failure is success if we learn from it.” ― Malcolm Forbes

“We’re born with success. It is only others who point out our failures, and what they attribute to us as failure.” ― Whoopi Goldberg

“I don’t believe in failure. It is not failure if you enjoyed the process.” ― Oprah Winfrey

“Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.” — Napoleon Hill

“Courage allows the successful woman to fail and learn powerful lessons, from the failure. So that in the end, she didn’t fail at all.” — Maya Angelou

“Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.” ― Winston S. Churchill

“You don’t go into anything contemplating failure, because if you did, you wouldn’t make it.” ― Simon Cowell

“We are all failures – at least the best of us are.” ― J.M. Barrie

“Failure is so important. We speak about success all the time. It is the ability to resist failure or use failure that often leads to greater success. I’ve met people who don’t want to try for fear of failing.” ― J.K. Rowling

“Failure is a detour; not a dead-end street.” — Zig Ziglar

“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.” — Oprah Winfrey

“I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I can not accept not trying.” ― Michael Jordan

“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” ― Truman Capote

“The failures and struggles of today will be the juiciest parts of your success story.” ― Anonymous

“Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” ― Oprah Winfrey

“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” ― Napoleon Hill

“Successful people don’t fear failure but understand that it’s necessary to learn and grow from.” — Robert Kiyosaki

“Don’t think of it as failure. Think of it as time-released success.” ― Robert Orben

“Success or failure is caused more by mental attitude than by mental capacity.” — Walter Scott

“A minute’s success pays the failure of years.” ― Robert Browning

“It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” — Bill Gates

“Failure is good as long as it doesn’t become a habit.” — Michael Eisner

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

“Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up.” — Chinese proverb

“If you are afraid of failure, you don’t deserve to be successful.” — Charles Barkley

“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” ― Winston Churchill

“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” — Og Mandion

“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 fail by default.” — J.K. Rowling

“Failure doesn’t kill you… it increases your desire to make something happen.” ― Kevin Costner

“Fail: First Attempt In Learning.” ― Anonymous

“Fail, fail again, fail better.” ― Samuel Beckett

I have not failed, I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” — Thomas Alva Edison

“You have to be able to accept failure to get better.” ― Lebron James

“Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” — Nelson Mandela

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ― Winston Churchill

“What matters is this: Being fearless of failure arms you to break the rules. In doing so, you may change the culture and just possibly, for a moment, change life itself.” ― Malcolm Mclaren

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

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

“If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.” ― James Cameron

What people think success looks like isn’t true.

“If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really lost.” ― Zig Ziglar

“The only thing that separates success from failure is one last attempt. Try one more time and you will get lucky.” — Apoorve Dubey

“Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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

“Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.” ― C.S. Lewis

“I’ve probably earned the right to screw up a few times. I don’t want the fear of failure to stop me from doing what I really care about.” ― Emma Watson

“Fear regret more than failure.” — Taryn Rose

“It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” ― Herman Melville

“Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. It is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead-end street.” — William A. Ward

“Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” ― Coco Chanel

“The master has failed more times than the beginner has tried.” ― Stephen McCranie

“Fear regret more than failure.” ― Taryn Rose

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

“In order to succeed, you must be willing to experience failure.” ― Anonymous

“You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” — Richard Branson

“Failure is the condiment that gives its flavor.” ― Truman Capote

“It’s failure that gives you the proper perspective on success.” ― Ellen DeGeneres

“Don’t fear failure — not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.” — Bruce Lee

“Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure.” ― George Eliot

“Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.” — Charlie Chaplin

“Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure, it just means you haven’t succeeded yet.” ― Robert H. Schuller

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” ― Michael Jordan

“Just because you fail once, doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don’t, then who will, sweetie?” — Marilyn Monroe

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” ― John D. Rockefeller

“It’s only when you risk failure that you discover things. When you play it safe, you’re not expressing the utmost of your human experience.” ― Lupita Nyong’o

“A failure doesn’t mean you are unworthy, nor does it preclude success on the next try.” ― Leonard Mlodinow

“I think you have to try and fail, because failure gets you closer to what you’re good at.” ― Louis C.K.

“Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you’re not innovating enough.” ― Elon Musk

“Failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” ― Anonymous

“The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.” ― Henry Ford

“Don’t bury your failures, let them inspire you.” ― Robert Kiyosaki

“If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.” ― Woody Allen

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.” ― Colin Powell

“Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.” ― Jack Canfield

“She was unstoppable, not because she did not have failures or doubts, but because she continued on despite them.” ― Beau Taplin

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” — Robert Kennedy

“You always pass failure on your way to success.” — Mickey Rooney

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” ― Henry Ford

“Failure isn’t fatal, but failure to change might be.” ― John Wooden

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