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Failure Quotes

When we can begin to take our failures seriously, it means we are ceasing to be afraid of them. It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves.

Author: Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923)

Profession: New Zealand-born British Author

No failure in America, whether of love or money, is ever simple; it is always a kind of betrayal, of a mass of shadowy, shared hopes.

Author: Greil Marcus (1945)

Profession: American Rock Journalist

Many a man has finally succeeded only because he has failed after repeated efforts. If he had never met defeat he would never have known any great victory.

Author: Orison Swett Marden (1850-1924)

Profession: American Author, Founder of Success Magazine

There is no failure for the man who realizes his power, who never knows when he is beaten; there is no failure for the determined endeavor; the unconquerable will. There is no failure for the man who gets up every time he falls, who rebounds like a rubber ball, who persists when everyone else gives up, who pushes on when everyone else turns back.

Author: Orison Swett Marden (1850-1924)

Profession: American Author, Founder of Success Magazine

You cannot measure a man by his failures. You must know what use he makes of them. What did they mean to him. What did he get out of them.

Author: Orison Swett Marden (1850-1924)

Profession: American Author, Founder of Success Magazine

Remember your past mistakes just long enough to profit by them.

Author: Dan Mckinnon

Profession:

He who has never failed somewhere, that man can not be great.

Author: Herman Melville (1819-1891)

Profession: American Author

We stumble and fall constantly even when we are most enlightened. But when we are in true spiritual darkness, we do not even know that we have fallen.

Author: Thomas Merton (1915-1968)

Profession: American Religious Writer, Poet

He's not the finest character that ever lived. But he's a human being, and a terrible thing is happening to him. So attention must be paid.

Author: Arthur Miller (1915)

Profession: American Dramatist

The world itself is pregnant with failure, is the perfect manifestation of imperfection, of the consciousness of failure.

Author: Henry Miller (1891-1980)

Profession: American Author

All honor to him who shall win the prize. The world has cried for a thousand years. But to him who tries and fails and dies, I give great honor and glory and tears.

Author: Joaquin Miller (1839-1913)

Profession: American Poet

Failure is not an option.

Author: Apollo 13 Movie

Profession:

Losing is a part of winning.

Author: Dick Munro

Profession:

Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles.

Author: Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964)

Profession: Indian Nationalist, Statesman

Everyone should fail in a big way at least once before reaching forty.

Author: Al Neuharth

Profession: American publisher, Founder, USA Today