Failure Proverbs

By | July 10, 2016

Sayings about Failure

The great question is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with failure. ~ Chinese Proverb

From success to failure is one step; from failure to success is a long road. ~ Yiddish Proverbs

The first pancake is always a failure. ~ Russian Proverbs

Success has many parents, but failure is an orphan. ~ American Proverb

Fail to steal the chicken while it ate up your bait grain. ~ Chinese Proverb

Let the sword decide only after the plan has failed. ~ Arabian Proverb

If the bread in the oven is a failure you lose a week; if the harvest is a failure you lose a year; if marriage is a failure then you lose a life. ~ Estonian Proverbs

A proud heart can survive a general failure because such a failure does not prick its pride. ~ African Proverb

It is a mistake to suppose that people succeed through success; they often succeed through failures. ~ Saying

If you fail to practice your art, it will soon disappear. ~ German Proverbs

The matchmaker gets three cups of wine when he succeeds and three slaps on the cheek when he fails. ~ Korean Proverbs

To try and fail is not laziness. ~ Sierra Leonean Proverbs

Men learn little from success, but much from failure. ~ Arabian Proverb

Failures are but mileposts on the road to success. ~ Italian Proverbs

Quotations about Failure

Saying about Failure

One fails forward toward success. ~ Charles F. Kettering

I wasn’t afraid to fail. Something good always comes out of failure. ~ Anne Baxter

Failure is the tuition you pay for success. ~ Walter Brunell

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

Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong. ~ Ella Fitzgerald

I have tried 99 times and have failed, but on the 100th time came success. ~ Albert Einstein Quotes

Failure is nature’s plan to prepare you for great responsibilities. ~ Napoleon Hill

Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure… it just means you haven’t succeeded yet. ~ Robert Schuller

You cannot explain failure any more than you can argue with success. ~ Richard J. Clarke

He’s no failure. He’s not dead yet. ~ William Lloyd George

Most people don’t plan to fail, they fail to plan. ~ John L. Beckley

There is no failure. Only feedback. ~ Robert Allen

Failure too is a form of death… ~ Graham Greene

No man is ever whipped until he quits in his own mind. ~ Napoleon Hill

In order to succeed you must fail so you know what to do better the next time. ~ Anthony J. D’Angelo

Failure is something made only by those who fail to dare, not by those who dare to fail. ~ Louis Binstock

Today’s opportunities erase yesterday’s failures. ~ Gene Brown

They fail, and they alone, who have not striven. ~ Thomas B. Aldrich

There is no failure except in no longer trying. ~ Elbert Hubbard

Failure is an event, never a person. ~ William D. Brown

A first failure is often a blessing. ~ A. Whitney Brown

Finite to fail, but infinite to venture. ~ Emily Dickinson Quotes

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

No man is a failure who is enjoying life. ~ William Feather

When nothing is sure, everything is possible. ~ Margaret Drabble

Doing is overrated, and success undesirable, but the bitterness of failure even more so. ~ Cyril Connolly

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

If your project doesn’t work, look for the part that you didn’t think was important. ~ Arthur Bloch

Use the losses and failures of the past as a reason for action, not inaction. ~ Charles J. Givens

Try again. Fail again. Fail better. ~ Samuel Beckett

Unless you’re willing to have a go, fail miserably, and have another go, success won’t happen. ~ Phillip Adams

The only people who never fail are those who never try. ~ Ilka Chase

He that is down can fall no lower. ~ Samuel Butler

Most success springs from an obstacle or failure. ~ Scott Adams

Sometimes the best gain is to lose. ~ George Herbert

We are all failures — at least, all the best of us are. ~ James M. Barrie

If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you’re right. ~ Mary Kay Ash

Nothing fails like failure. ~ Margaret Drabble

The wisest person is not the one who has the fewest failures, but the one who turns failures to best account. ~ Richard R. Grant

Failure is usually the line of least persistence. ~ Wilfred Beaver

If by a failure you mean an attempt — yes, you’re right. ~ Rudolf Besier

Nothing fails like success because we don’t learn from it. We learn only from failure. ~ Kenneth Boulding

A shy failure is nobler than an immodest success. ~ Kahlil Gibran Quotes

relying On “Where there’s a Will There’s a Way.” ~ Eliza Cook

Strong people are made by opposition, like kites that go up against the wind. ~ Frank Harris

You must accept that you might fail; then, if you do your best and still don’t win, at least you can be satisfied that you’ve tried. ~ Rosalynn Carter

Failure is impossible. ~ Susan B. Anthony

Wherever there is failure, there is some giddiness, some superstition about luck, some step omitted, which, Nature never pardons.~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

There is much to be said for failure. It is more interesting than success. ~ Max Beerbohm

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

You can’t have any successes unless you can accept failure. ~ George Cukor

You win only if you aren’t afraid to lose. ~ Rocky Aoki

You don’t drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there. ~ Edwin Louis Cole

The men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed. ~ Lloyd Jones

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

Every failure teaches a man something if he will learn. ~ Charles Dickens

Failure changes for the better, success for the worse. ~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca

One who fears failure limits his activities. ~ Henry Ford Quotes

Failures to heroic minds are the stepping stones to success. ~ Thomas C. Haliburton

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