45 Quotes About Accepting Failure

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Failure is the driving force behind success. These quotes about accepting failure will remind you of the endurance and commitment required to make it to where you want to go.

“A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.”

“At the end of the day, you are solely responsible for your success and your failure. And the sooner you realize that, you accept that, and integrate that into your work ethic, you will start being successful. As long as you blame others for the reason you aren’t where you want to be, you will always be a failure.”

“But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.”

“Every failure is a step to success.”

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”

“Failure is success if we learn from it.”

“Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something.”

“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.”

“Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success.”

“Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits
who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.”

“Honesty is the fastest way to prevent a mistake from turning into a failure.”

“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.”

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

“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.”

“It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”

“Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.”

“Mistakes are the portals of discovery.”

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”

“Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure.”

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.”

“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”

“Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.”

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”

“Success is not a good teacher, failure makes you humble.”

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

“Success is not the absence of failure; it’s the persistence through failure.”

“Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.”

“Suffering, failure, loneliness, sorrow, discouragement, and death will be part of your journey, but the Kingdom of God will conquer all these horrors. No evil can resist grace forever.”

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”

“The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.”

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”

“There can be no failure to a man who has not lost his courage, his character, his self respect, or his self-confidence. He is still a King.”

“There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period.”

“There’s a silly notion that failure’s not an option at NASA. Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.”

“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.”

“Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.”

“We all learn lessons in life. Some stick, some don’t. I have always learned more from rejection and failure than from acceptance and success.”

“When we tackle obstacles, we find hidden reserves of courage and resilience we did not know we had. And it is only when we are faced with failure do we realise that these resources were always there within us. We only need to find them and move on with our lives.”

“Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.”

“Without failure there is no achievement.”

“Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.”

“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.”

“You have to be able to accept failure to get better.”

“You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.”

“Your personal life, your professional life, and your creative life are all intertwined. I went through a few very difficult years where I felt like a failure. But it was actually really important for me to go through that. Struggle, for me, is the most inspirational thing in the world at the end of the day – as long as you treat it that way.”

Failure does not have to be a bad thing. There are various ways you can start to rethink the outcome of the mistakes you make.

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