Show me someone content with mediocrity and I’ll show you someone destined for failure.
~ Johnetta Cole
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
~ Allen Lakein
Success is determined not by whether or not you face obstacles, but by your reaction to them. And if you look at these obstacles as a containing fence, they become your excuse for failure. If you look at them as a hurdle, each one strengthens you for the next.
~ Ben Carson
Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is 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
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
~ Robert F. Kennedy
Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success.
~ Robert T. Kiyoski
You’ll never be brave if you don’t get hurt. You’ll never learn if you don’t make mistakes. You’ll never be successful if you don’t encounter failure.
I would rather fail in a cause that will ultimately triumph than to triumph in a cause that will ultimately fail.
~ Woodrow Wilson
Act as if it were impossible to fail.
~ Dorothy Broude
The great dividing line between success and failure can be expressed in five words: I did not have time.
~ Franklin Field
The difference between failure and success is doing a thing nearly right and doing it exactly right.
~ Edward Simmons
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
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
The Phoenix must burn to emerge.
~ Janet Fitch
Never consider the possibility of failure; as long as you persist, you will be successful.
~ Brian Tracy
It is the want of diligence, rather than the want of means, that causes most failures.
~ Alfred Mercier
Failure is nature’s plan to prepare you for great responsibilities.
~ Napoleon Hill
A man of character finds a special attractiveness in difficulty, since it is only by coming to grips with difficulty that he can realize his potentialities.
~ Charles de Gaulle
Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.
~ George E. Woodberry
A man’s life is interesting primarily when he has failed – I well know. For it’s a sign that he tried to surpass himself.
~ George Clemenceau
Failure is more frequently from want of energy than want of capital.
~ Daniel Webster