Quotes about Failure

"Success always occurs in private, and failure in full view."

Unknown [Help Us] (-)


"It's not failure, but low aim is crime."

Lowell (-)


"The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail."

Napoleon Hill (October 26, 1883 – November 8, 1970) was an American author who was one of the earliest producers of the modern genre of personal-success literature. He is widely considered to be one of the great writers on success. His most famous work, Think and Grow Rich, is one of the best-selling books of all time.


"The only time you don't fail is the last time you try anything and it works."

William Strong (-)


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

John Burroughs (April 3, 1837 – March 29, 1921) was an American naturalist and essayist important in the evolution of the U.S. conservation movement.


"Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses."

George Washington Carver (January 1864 – January 5, 1943) was an American scientist, botanist, educator, and inventor. The exact day and year of his birth are unknown; he is believed to have been born before slavery was abolished in Missouri in January 1864.


"The only people who never fail are those who never try."

Ilka Chase (April 8, 1900 – February 15, 1978) was an American actress and novelist.


"A failure is a man who has blundered but is not able to cash in experience."

Elbert Green Hubbard (June 19, 1856 – May 7, 1915) was an American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher. He was an influential exponent of the Arts and Crafts movement.


"Never give a man up until he has failed at something he likes."

Lewis Edward Lawes (September 13, 1883 – April 23, 1947) was a prison warden and an outspoken proponent of prison reform.


"It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed."

Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt (October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919) was the 26th President of the United States. He is famous for his energetic personality, range of interests and achievements, leadership of the Progressive Movement, and his "cowboy" image and robust masculinity.