Quotes about Failure

"Succes and failure are both difficult to endure. Along with success comes drugs, divorce, fornication, bullying, travel, meditation, depression, neurosis and suicide. With failure comes failure."

Joseph Heller (May 1, 1923 – December 12, 1999) was an American satirical novelist, short story writer and playwright. He wrote the influential novel Catch-22 about American servicemen during World War.


"Failing doesn't make you a failure. Giving up, accepting your failure, refusing to try again does !."

Richard Exely (-)


"Lack of will power has caused more failure than lack of intelligence or ability."

Flower A. Newhouse (May 10, 1909–July 8, 1994) was an American Christian mystic and spiritual teacher.


"A great cause of failure is lack of concentration."

Bruce Lee (27 November 1940 – 20 July 1973) was a Chinese American and Hong Kong actor, martial arts instructor, philosopher, film director, film producer, screenwriter. He is considered one of the most influential martial artists of the 20th century, and a cultural icon.


"In great attempts it is glorious even to fail."

Vincent Thomas Lombardi (June 11, 1913 – September 3, 1970) was an American football coach. He is a legendary football figure, best known as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers during the 1960s.


"Of the 200 light bulbs that didn't work, every failure told me something that I was able to incorporate into the next attempt."

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.


"I am not judged by the number of times I fail, but by the number of times I succeed, and the number of times I succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times I can fail and keep on trying."

Tom Hopkins (-) is an authority on the subject of selling. He is known as America's #1 sales trainer and developed many successful selling techniques from his own experiences in sales.


"She knows there is no succes like failure. And that failure is no success at all."

Paul Aubuchon (-)


"Being convinced once knows the whole story is the surest way to fail."

Unknown [Help Us] (-)


"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody."

William Henry "Bill" Cosby, Jr. (born July 12, 1937) is an American comedian, actor, author, television producer, educator, musician and activist.