Quotes about Failure

"Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly."

Robert Francis "Bobby" Kennedy (November 20, 1925 – June 5, 1968) also referred to by his initials RFK, was an American politician, a Democratic Senator from New York, and a noted civil rights activist. An icon of modern American liberalism, he was a younger brother of President John F. Kennedy and acted as one of his advisers during his presidency.


"Failure is an event, not a person."

Hilary Hinton "Zig" Ziglar (born 6 November 1926) is an American author, salesperson, and motivational speaker.


"You grow older and wiser. In the early days you take every failure personally. But your skin thickens with age and you become more inclined to learn from your mistakes."

Dr. Cheong Choong Kong (born 9 June 1941) is the Malaysian-born former Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Airlines.


"Failure is often simply an unexpected situation that requires transforming into something positive. Don't forget that America is the result of a huge failure. Columbus was really looking for a route to Asia."

Eugenio Barba (born 29 October 1936) is an Italian author and theatre director based in Denmark. He is the founder of the Odin Theatre and the International School of Theatre Anthropology, both located in Holstebro, Denmark.


"Succes is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure"

Unknown [Help Us] (-)


"Many of life's failure are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."

Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor, scientist, and businessman who developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb.


"Failures are divided into two classes;
Those who thought and never did,
and those who did and never thought."

John Charles Salak (-)


"What would you do if you knew you couldn't fail ?."

Robert Harold Schuller (born September 16, 1926) is an American televangelist, pastor, and author known around the world through the weekly Hour of Power television broadcast that he founded in 1970.


"Because many professionals are almost successful at what they do, they rarely experience failure. And because they have rarely failed, they have never learned how to learn from failure."

Chris Argyris (born July 16, 1923) is an American business theorist, Professor Emeritus at Harvard Business School. He is commonly known for seminal work in the area of "Learning Organizations".


"Failure is the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently."

Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was an American industrialist, founder of the Ford Motor Company and developer of the assembly line technique of mass production. His introduction of the Model T automobile revolutionized transportation and American industry. As owner of the Ford Motor Company, he became one of the richest and best-known people in the world. He is credited with "Fordism", that is, mass production of inexpensive goods coupled with high wages for workers.