101 Motivational Quotes About Failure Which Will Fuel You Up To Rise After Every Fall

The road to success is never an easy one; on the way we meet ‘n’ number of failures. Success and failure go hand in hand and we cannot achieve success until and unless we have tasted failure. However, while all of us want to be successful in whatever we do, most of us are not ready to take failure, and once we fail, we lose heart. This is what real failure is; to stop trying. We should be determined enough in order to carry on our endeavours till the time we achieve our objective.

Every successful person has a success story which we all know but what we do not are the tales of their failure and their unrelenting persistence which kept them going. The success stories inspire us to become somebody in our lives but once we start to travel the path, it becomes hard to carry on for most of us. One failed attempt and we stop then and there. At such junctures what really helps is the stories of failure and how people rose after falling hard. We are reminded of the ball which bounces higher when hit hardest.

This and many more inspirations which failure brings have been amassed below in the form of quotes.

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.

- Thomas A. Edison

I can't give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time.

- Herbert Bayard Swope

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

- Winston S. Churchill

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

- The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho

Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.

- Every Second Counts, Lance Armstrong

Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.

- Salvador Dalí

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.

- Truman Capote

Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.

- Winston S. Churchill

Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.

- Coco Chanel

My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them.

- Jack Kerouac

To err is human, to forgive, divine.

- An Essay on Criticism, Alexander Pope

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.

- Theodore Roosevelt

All of old. Nothing else ever. Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

- Worstward Ho, Samuel Beckett

Success is most often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.

- Believing in Ourselves: The Wisdom of Women, Coco Chanel

A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions--as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all.

- Friedrich Nietzsche

Life is full of screwups. You're supposed to fail sometimes. It's a required part of the human existance.

- Along for the Ride, Sarah Dessen

Just because you fail once doesn't mean you're gonna fail at everything.

- Marilyn Monroe

Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.

- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.

- Robert F. Kennedy

Together, they would watch everything that was so carefully planned collapse, and they would smile at the beauty of destruction.

- The Book Thief, Markus Zusak

I'm done with those; regrets are an excuse for people who have failed.

- It's Kind of a Funny Story, Ned Vizzini

I make mistakes like the next man. In fact, being--forgive me--rather cleverer than most men, my mistakes tend to be correspondingly huger.

- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling

I didn't fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.

- Benjamin Franklin

If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.

- H.G. Wells

We are all failures- at least the best of us are.

- J.M. Barrie

I'd rather be partly great than entirely useless.

- Unwind, Neal Shusterman

My past is everything I failed to be.

- The Book of Disquiet, Fernando Pessoa

You're not obligated to win. You're obligated to keep trying. To the best you can do everyday.

- Jason Mraz

All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride.

- Antigone, Sophocles

If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original.

- The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything, Ken Robinson

Failure is only the opportunity more intelligently to begin again.

- Henry Ford

If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.

- I to Myself: An Annotated Selection from the Journal of Henry D. Thoreau, Henry David Thoreau

Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

- Samuel Beckett

The phoenix must burn to emerge.

- White Oleander, Janet Fitch

Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth.

- A Journey to the Center of the Earth, Jules Verne

Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success.

- Rich Dad, Robert T. Kiyosaki

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.

- Seriously... I'm Kidding, Ellen DeGeneres

If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.

- Steven Wright

The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.

- Henry Ford

Everybody said, "Follow your heart". I did, it got broken

- Agatha Christie

Negative results are just what I want. They're just as valuable to me as positive results. I can never find the thing that does the job best until I find the ones that don't.

- Thomas A. Edison

Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.

- J.K. Rowling

I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others.

- Amelia Earhart

There is no failure except in no longer trying.

- Elbert Hubbard

I am not concerned that you have fallen -- I am concerned that you arise.

- Abraham Lincoln

You are a side effect," Van Houten continued, "of an evolutionary process that cares little for individual lives. You are a failed experiment in mutation.

- The Fault in Our Stars, John Green

A bad day for your ego is a great day for your soul.

- Master Your Metabolism: The 3 Diet Secrets to Naturally Balancing Your Hormones for a Hot and Healthy Body!, Jillian Michaels

I think perfection is ugly. Somewhere in the things humans make, I want to see scars, failure, disorder, distortion.

- Yohji Yamamoto

Don't let mental blocks control you. Set yourself free. Confront your fear and turn the mental blocks into building blocks.

- Words to inspire the winner in YOU, Roopleen

What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise

- Oscar Wilde

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

- John Keats

Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.

- C.S. Lewis

It's failure that gives you the proper perspective on success.

- Seriously... I'm Kidding, Ellen DeGeneres

In every way that counted, I failed him.

- Crown of Midnight, Sarah J. Maas

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

- Napoleon Hill

But instead of spending our lives running towards our dreams, we are often running away from a fear of failure or a fear of criticism.

- Eric Wright

The way to screw up somebody's life is to give them what they want.

- Patrick Swayze

We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.

- Rudyard Kipling

Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.

- Zig Ziglar

I dreamt -- marvellous error! -- that I had a beehive here inside my heart. And the golden bees were making white combs and sweet honey from my old failures.

- Antonio Machado

Failure is a greater teacher than success

- Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype, Clarissa Pinkola Estés

I've reached the age where bruises are formed from failures within rather than accidents without.

- Great House, Nicole Krauss

When I have tried and failed, I shall have failed.

- Antigone, Sophocles

Why are you going to choose failure when success is an option?

- Jillian Michaels

The value of a moment is immeasurable. The power of just ONE moment can propel you to success and happiness or chain you to failure and misery.

- Life, Steve Maraboli

Never feel shame for trying and failing for he who has never failed is he who has never tried.

- The Greatest Salesman in the World, Og Mandino

You make mistakes, mistakes don't make you

- Maxwell Maltz

If you fall, you fall," Elodin shrugged. "Sometimes falling teaches us things too." In dreams you often fall before you wake.

- Patrick Rothfuss

NOTHING goes exactly as planned. Make your OWN destiny

- Almost to Die For, Tate Hallaway

Success doesn't come to you; you go to it.

- T. Scott McLeod

Failure? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks.

- Dottie Walters

Failures plagued me. Things I had omitted or ignored, neglected. What I should have given and hadn't. I felt the biting pang of every unfulfillment.

- What Dreams May Come, Richard Matheson

There will always be haters. And the more you grow the more they hate; the more they hate the more you grow.

- Anthony Liccione

For some unknown reason, success usually occurs in private, while failure occurs in full view.

- The Sweetest Thing, Jill Shalvis

What you perceive as a failure today may actually be a crucial step towards the success you seek. Never give up.

- Smile Anyway: Quotes, Richelle E. Goodrich

Have you had a failure or rejection? You could get bitter. That's one way to deal with it. Or...you could just get BETTER. What do you think?

- Destiny Booze

If the Gospels were truly the pattern of God's activity, then defeat was only the beginning.

- The Hiding Place, Corrie ten Boom

I assumed that everything would lead to complete failure, but I decided that didn't matter – that would be my life.

- Jasper Johns

Have faith in your skills. Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.

- Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem, Suzy Kassem

The difference between Success and failure is not giving up.

- The Solution, Steven Redhead

If you gone come in second, you're just the first loser!

- Tiger Woods

All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the base of our splendid failure to do the impossible.

- William Faulkner

Failure is always an option

- Adam Savage

May be its mine bad-luck Or yours not to get me But I still have hope Of being yours

- Blended Words, Hasil Paudyal

It is true that success is the most boring thing, it is tinny and brittle, failure runs deeper. Success is dangerous. I have a very complicated relationship with that word.

- Arundhati Roy

I don't do that kind of negativity. If you put your energy into thinking about how much the fall would hurt, you're already halfway down.

- Broken Harbor, Tana French

Isana felt her throat tighten. "We failed." Serai lifted her chin and patted Isana's arm firmly. "We have not yet succeeded. There is a difference.

- Academ's Fury, Jim Butcher

Failure is just another way to learn how to do something right.

- Marian Wright Edelman

Always suffer delusions of grandeur with your art. What you are unable to face will never hurt you

- Ginnetta Correli

The greatest discovery any alien anthropologist could make about our culture is our overriding response to failure: If it didn't work last year, do it AGAIN this year (and if possible do it MORE)

- Beyond Civilization: Humanity's Next Great Adventure, Daniel Quinn

There is no tomorrow and there was no yesterday; if you truly want to accomplish your goals you must engulf yourself in today.

- Noel DeJesus

Pressure is a word that is misused in our vocabulary. When you start thinking of pressure, it's because you've started to think of failure.

- Tommy Lasorda

I don't believe in failure. I'm perseverant - I believe in failing.

- Some Inspiration for the Overenthusiastic, Bauvard

Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will.

- Suzy Kassem

To be successful, one has to be one of three bees - the queen bee, the hardest working bee, or the bee that does not fit in.

- Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem, Suzy Kassem

Her failure was a useful preliminary to success.

- The Custom of the Country, Edith Wharton

Even monkeys fall from trees.

- The Ring of Earth, Chris Bradford

Stand up for the underdog, the 'loser.' Sometimes having the strength to show loving support for unacknowledged others turns the tides of our own lives.

- Mirror of Intimacy: Daily Reflections on Emotional and Erotic Intelligence, Alexandra Katehakis

Failure is not the end. In fact it is the beginning of a beautiful journey.

- Jade Youssef

You have to be free to fail in this world.

- J.K. Rowling

Never mind those failures till yesterday. Each new day is a sequel of a wonderful life; gifted with hopes to succeed.

- Aniruddha Sastikar

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