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If you are looking for the 100 best and most inspirational FAILURE QUOTES then you have come to the right place!


Some people hear the word failure and think it is something to fear, avoid or run away from.

They think that failing means THEY ARE A FAILURE, when that couldn’t be further from the truth.

Don’t believe me? Read ahead then!


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Without further ado here they are, the TOP 100 most inspirational FAILURE QUOTES:



1 – It is hard to fail but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. Theodore Roosevelt

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

3 – If you fell down yesterday, stand up today. H.G. Wells

4 – Try again. Fail again. Fail better.  Samuel Beckett

5 – 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

6 – I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 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

7 – Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine. Jack Ma

8 – Failure isn’t fatal, but failure to change might be. John Wooden

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

10 – You always pass failure on your way to success. Mickey Rooney



11 – Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. Og Mandino

12 – There is no failure except in no longer trying. Chris Bradford

13 – Fear regret more than failure. Taryn Rose

14 – Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure. Napoleon Hill

15 – Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. Robert F. Kennedy

16 – Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better. Samuel Beckett

17 – Failure is only the opportunity more intelligently to begin again. Henry Ford

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

19 – It doesn’t matter how many times you have failed, you only have to be right once. Mark Cuban

20 – Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. Theodore Roosevelt



21 – Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.  Denis Waitley

22 – Failure is a detour; not a dead-end street. Zig Ziglar

23 – I don’t understand a way to work other than bold-facedly running towards failure. Cate Blanchett

24 – We learn from failure not success.

25 – I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. Thomas Edison

26 – Face failure head on, don’t be afraid of it, and people will support and welcome you even more. Richard Branson

27 – Winners never quit. And quitters never win. Vince Lombardi

28 – Successful people have no fear of failure. But unsuccessful people do. Successful people have the resilience to face up to failure—learn the lessons and adapt from it.  Roy T. Bennett

29 – Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of a greater or equal benefit. Napoleon Hill

30 – Testing leads to failure, and failure leads to understanding. Burt Rutan



31 – A person who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. Albert Einstein

32 – Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough. Elon Musk

33 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. William Rudolph

34 – Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever. Lance Armstrong

35 – Failure and invention are inseparable twins. Jeff Bezos

36 – Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable. Coco Chanel

37 – Failure doesn’t define you. It’s what you do after you fail that determines whether you are a leader or a waste of perfectly good air. Sabaa Tahi

38 – Failure happens all the time. It happens every day in practice. What makes you better is how you react to it. Mia Hamm

39 – If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really lost. Zig Ziglar

40 – Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself. Charlie Chaplin


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41 – I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying. Michael Jordan

42 – Sometimes it takes a good fall to really know where you stand.

43 – My best successes came on the heels of failure. Barbara Corcoran

44 – When something I can’t control happens, I ask myself: where is the hidden gift, where is the positive in this? Sara Blakely

45 – Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again. Richard Branson

46 – I am not concerned that you have fallen — I am concerned that you arise.  Abraham Lincoln

47 – Failures are life’s way of nudging you and letting you know you are off course. Sara Blakely

48 – Remember that failure is an event, not a person. Zig Ziglar

49 – Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out. Benjamin Franklin

50 – I was never afraid of failure; for I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest.  John Keats


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51 – Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm. Winston Churchill

52 – Giving up on your goal because of one setback is like slashing your other three tires because you got a flat.

53 – Success isn’t permanent and failure isn’t fatal. Mike Ditka

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

55 – The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure. John C. Maxwell

56 – I don’t want the fear of failure to stop me from doing what I really care about. Emma Watson

57 – Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement. C.S. Lewis

58 – Your dream doesn’t have an expiration date. Take a deep breath and try again.

59 – If you don’t try at anything, you can’t fail…it takes back bone to lead the life you want. Richard Yates

60 – Don’t bury your failures. Let them inspire you.



61 – Instead of failure being the outcome, failure became not trying. And it forced me at a young age to want to push myself so much further out of my comfort zone. Sara Blakely

62 – If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original. Ken Robinson

63 – Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure. George E. Woodberry

64 – Once you get to a place where your failures are just yours, they get a lot less scary. Gary Vaynerchuk

65 – The greater the failure, the greater the lesson.

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

67 – Mistakes are the portals of discovery. James Joyce

68 – Failure doesn’t mean the game is over. It means try again with experience.

69 – The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing. Henry Ford

70 – Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failing is another stepping stone to greatness. Oprah Winfrey



71 – I thank God for my failures, maybe not at the time but after some reflection. I never feel like a failure just because something I tried has failed. Dolly Parton

72 – Fall down seven times, stand up eight. Japanese Proverb

73 – Failures are the stairs we climb to reach success. Roy T. Bennett,

74 – I feel there’s an existential angst among young people. I didn’t have that. They see enormous mountains where I only saw one little hill to climb. Sergey Brin

75 – Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat. F. Scott Fitzgerald

76 – In my experience, each failure contains the seeds of your next success – if you are willing to learn from it. Paul Allen

77 – When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important. Ellen DeGeneres

78 – Sometimes life hits you on the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. Steve Jobs

79 – I’ve come to believe that all my past failures and frustrations were actually the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy. Tony Robbins

80 – Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success. Dale Carnegie



81 – Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it’s not. It takes patience, it takes commitment and it comes with plenty of failure along the way. Barack Obama

82 – Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.

83 – I failed my way to success. Thomas Edison

84 – It’s failure that gives you the proper perspective on success. Ellen DeGeneres

85 – Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. Truman Capote

86 – Failing is not always failure.

87 – Sometimes people let the same problem make them miserable for years when they could just say, so what. That’s one of my favorite things to say. So what? Andy Warhol

88 – Only a loser thinks of failures. A winner looks upon them as temporary setbacks.

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

90 – In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks. Mark Zuckerberg



91 – Every time they told me no, I just got stronger. Lady Gaga

92 – 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

93 – Sometimes the harder you fall, the stronger you rise.

94 – You don’t have to hold yourself hostage to who you used to be. Oprah Winfrey

95 – Failure is success if we learn from it. Malcolm Forbes

96 – You make mistakes, mistakes don’t make you.  Maxwell Maltz

97 – When life sucks you under, you can kick against the bottom, fine the surface and breathe again. Sheryl Sandberg

98 – 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

99 – We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometime – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success. Arianna Huffington

100 – There is no such thing as failure, only results. Tony Robbins


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