Quotes About Failure

Success is a public affair.  Failure is a private funeral.
-- Rosalind Russell

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
 --Robert F. Kennedy

I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which, is--try
to please everybody.
--Herbert Bayard Swope

Not failure, but low aim, is crime
--James Russell Lowell

I would prefer even to fail with honor than to win by cheating.

The greatest failure is the failure to try.
--William A. Ward

It is not a disgrace to fail.  Failing is one of the greatest arts in the world.
--Charles F. Kettering

Flops are a part of life's menu and I've never been a girl to miss out on any of the courses.
--Rosalind Russell

Failure is not the only punishment for laziness: there is also the success of others.
--Jules Renard

The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.
--Ellen Glasgow

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
--Truman Capote

There is much to be said for failure.  It is much more interesting than success.
--Max Beerbohm  

Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.  Then quit.  There's no use being a damn fool about it.
--W. C. Fields

Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure.  We get very little
wisdom from success, you know.
--William Saroyan

Failure has gone to his head.
--Wilson Mizner (attrib.), on a bankrupt businessman who remained incorrigibly optimistic

An important task of a manager is to reduce his people's excuses for failure.
--Robert Townsend

Never give a man up until he has failed at something he likes.
--Lewis E. Lawes

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

I was fired from my first three jobs, which in a funny way gave me the courage to go into business for myself.
--Alfred C. Fuller



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