Failure can be difficult to cope with, but it doesn’t have to be a roadblock to your goals. Get inspired with this collection of uplifting quotes about failure and how to move on from it. No matter what you’re struggling with, there is hope and motivation available in these words from famous people who have faced failure before.
“Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” – Henry FordHenry Ford was an American industrialist and the founder of the Ford Motor Company. His quote on failure encourages you to make the most out of mistakes by learning from them and making better decisions in your future ventures. No matter how often you fail, remember that every mistake is a chance to try again, better than before.
Don’t let failure get you down! Let these encouraging quotes serve as an uplifting reminder about the importance of perseverance and pushing forward.
“Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up.” Chinese Proverb
“Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is a delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” Denis Waitley
“Failure is a part of the process. You just learn to pick yourself back up.” Michelle Obama
“Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” Nelson Mandela
“The phoenix must burn to emerge.” Janet Fitch
“Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” Coco Chanel
“The secret of life is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.” Paulo Coelho
“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” Robert F. Kennedy
“We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” Arianna Huffington
“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.” Confucius
“Children have a lesson adults should learn, to not be ashamed of failing, but to get up and try again. Most of us adults are so afraid, so cautious, so ‘safe,’ and therefore so shrinking and rigid and afraid that it is why so many humans fail. Most middle-aged adults have resigned themselves to failure.” Malcolm X
“Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” Dale Carnegie
“Don’t fear failure – not failure, but low aim is the crime. In great attempts, it is glorious even to fail.” Bruce Lee
“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.” Ellen DeGeneres
“If you don’t try at anything, you can’t fail… it takes backbone to lead the life you want” Richard Yates
“Giving up is the only sure way to fail.” Gena Showalter
“If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.” Ken Robinson
“Just because you fail once, doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don’t, then who will, sweetie?” Marilyn Monroe
“It is impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.” J.K. Rowling
“Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.” Napoleon Hill