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Failure Quotes

The boy who is going to make a great man must not make up his mind merely to overcome a thousand obstacles, but to win in spite of a thousand repulses and defeats.

Author: Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919)

Profession: Twenty-sixth President of the USA

Men do not fail; they give up trying.

Author: Elihu Root (1845-1937)

Profession: American Statesman

Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.

Author: Babe Ruth (1895-1948)

Profession: American Baseball Player

Failures are divided into two classes -- those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought.

Author: John Charles Salak

Profession:

If there exists no possibility of failure, then victory is meaningless.

Author: Robert H. Schuller (1926)

Profession: American Minister (Crystal Cathedral), Author, Social Leader

Turn your scars into stars

Author: Robert H. Schuller (1926)

Profession: American Minister (Crystal Cathedral), Author, Social Leader

Failure doesn't mean you are a failure... it just means you haven't succeeded yet.

Author: Robert H. Schuller (1926)

Profession: American Minister (Crystal Cathedral), Author, Social Leader

If thou art a man, admire those who attempt great things, even though they fail.

Author: Seneca (4 B.C. 65 A.D.)

Profession: Spanish-born Roman Statesman, philosopher

The surest way to fail is not to determine to succeed.

Author: Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816)

Profession: Anglo-Irish Dramatist

Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.

Author: Sri Swami Sivananda (1887)

Profession: Indian Physician, Sage

There is something good in all seeming failures. You are not to see that now. Time will reveal it. Be patient.

Author: Sri Swami Sivananda (1887)

Profession: Indian Physician, Sage

We learn from failure much more than from success; we often discover what we will do by finding our what we will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.

Author: Samuel Smiles (1812-1904)

Profession: Scottish Author

It is a mistake to suppose that men succeed through success; they much oftener succeed through failures. Precept, study, advice, and example could never have taught them so well as failure has done.

Author: Samuel Smiles (1812-1904)

Profession: Scottish Author

I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.

Author: Sophocles

Profession: Greek Tragic Poet

Defeat should never be a source of discouragement, but rather a fresh stimulus.

Author: Bishop Robert South (1634-1716)

Profession: British Clergyman