Quotes about failure

I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.
Michael Jordan

My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Abraham Lincoln

Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.
C. S. Lewis

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.
Steve Jobs

Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.
Benjamin Franklin

It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
Bill Gates

I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
Tony Robbins

A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.
John Burroughs

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Thomas A. Edison

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

Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.
Oscar Wilde

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

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

If you learn from defeat, you haven't really lost.
Zig Ziglar

Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.
John Wooden