My downfall raises me to infinite heights.
Author: Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)
Profession: French General, Emperor
No one ever won a chess game by betting on each move. Sometimes you have to move backward to get a step forward.
Author: Amar Gopal Bose
Profession: Indian-Born American Engineer, MIT Professor, Founder of Bose Corporation
Nothing fails like success because we don't learn from it. We learn only from failure.
Author: Kenneth Boulding
A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough.
Author: Christian Nevell Bovee (1820-1904)
Profession: American Author, Lawyer
To win you've got to stay in the game.
Author: Claude M. Bristol (1891-1951)
Profession: American Author of ''The Magic of Believing''
You must think of failure and defeat as the springboards to new achievements or to the next level of accomplishment.
Author: Les Brown (1945)
Profession: American Speaker, Author, Trainer, Motivator Lecturer
Failure is an event, never a person.
Author: William D. Brown
Failure is the tuition you pay for success.
Author: Walter Brunell
Failure does not count. If you accept this, you'll be successful. What causes most people to fail is that after one failure, they'll stop trying.
Author: Frank Burford
Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
Author: George Washington Carver (1864-1943)
Profession: American Scientist
The only people who never fail are those who never try.
Author: Ilka Chase (1905)
Profession: American Author, Actor
Honest error is to be pitied, not ridiculed.
Author: Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773)
Profession: British Statesman, Author
You cannot explain failure any more than you can argue with success.
Author: J. Richard Clarke
A man's life is interesting primarily when he has failed -- I well know. For it's a sign that he tried to surpass himself.
Author: Georges Clemenceau (1841-1929)
Profession: French Statesman
You don't drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there.
Author: Edwin Louis Cole