Quotes about Failure

"There is no limit to how bad things can get."

Murphy's law (-) is an adage or epigram that is typically stated as: "Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong".


"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 greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure."

Sven-Göran Eriksson (born 5 February 1948) in Sweden commonly referred to just by his nickname Svennis, is a Swedish football manager.


"Try and fail, but don't fail to try."

Stephen Kaggwa (-)


"I didn't fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong."

Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 [January 6, 1705 – April 17, 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author and printer, satirist, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity.


"Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street."

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


"Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up."

Chinese Proverb (-)


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

William Saroyan (31 August 1908 - 18 May 1981) was an Armenian-American dramatist and author.


"Remember the two benefits of failure. First, if you do fail, you learn what doesn't work; and second, the failure gives you the opportunity to try a new approach."

Roger Von Oech (-)


"There is no failure except in no longer trying."

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.