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Failure And God Quotes


"You were wrong to count on me. Who can speak in terms? God and the Failure." - Emil Cioran

"Failure sometimes enlarges the spirit. You have to fall back upon humanity and God." - Charles Horton Cooley

"If you visualize a failure, you tend to create the conditions that produce failure. Visualize-believe-and thank God in advance." - Norman Vincent Peale

"Never yield to gloomy anticipation. Place your hope and confidence in God. He has no record of failure" - Lettie Cowman

"Testing leads to failure, and failure leads to understanding" - Burt Rutan

"Learning is about failure and recovery from failure." - Roger Schank

"Testing leads to failure, and failure leads to understanding." - Burt Rutan

"The failure of modern evangelicalism is the failure to understand the holiness of God." - R C Sproul

"I thank God that I live in a country where dreams can come true, where failure sometimes is the first step to success and where success is only another form of failure if we forget what our priorities should be." - Harry Hopkins

"How beautiful it is to learn that Grace isn't fragile, and that in the family of God we can fail and not be a failure." - Gloria Gaither

"The healthiest and holiest people are the people who laugh at themselves the most. Failure helps us take God more seriously and ourselves less seriously." - Mark Batterson

"Every hardship you endure and every failure you withstand could very well be the stepping stone to success and the realization of your God-given dream." - David A R White

"You forgive yourself for every failure because you are trying to do the right thing. God knows that and you know it. Nobody else may know it." - Maya Angelou

"I sat down in the sand, breathless with shame and failure. God, I thought, some defender of the weak. Some freedom fighter: Joan of Arc in sunscreen." - Anne Lamott

"As God's chosen, blessed sons and daughters, we are expected to attempt something large enough that failure is guaranteed...unless God steps in." - Bruce Wilkinson

"As God's chosen, blessed sons and daughters, we are expected to attempt something large enough that failure is guaranteed...unless God steps in." - Bruce Wilkinson

"As God's chosen, blessed sons and daughters, we are expected to attempt something large enough that failure is guaranteed...unless God steps in." - Bruce Wilkinson

"I learned failure early and mastered it." - Gregory Maguire

"Failure isn't fatal, and success isn't final." - Don Shula

"Talent comes from experience and failure" - Richard Branson

"Failure builds muscle, determination, and dreams." - Michael Jordan

"Success takes communication, collaboration and, sometimes, failure." - Jessica Alba

"Success isn't permanent and failure isn't fatal." - Mike Ditka

"Success and failure are terrible traps." - Frederick Lenz

"Poverty leads to hardship and failure." - Irwin Redlener

"I believe only in art and failure." - Jane Rule

"Success and failure are equally disastrous." - Tennessee Williams

"Success and failure are equally surprising." - Daryl Hall

"The fundamental failure of most graphic, product, architectural and even urban design is its insistence on serving the God of Looking-Good rather than the God of Being-Good." - Richard Saul Wurman

"Giving thanks to God for both His temporal and spiritual blessings in our lives is not just a nice thing to do - it is the moral will of God. Failure to give Him the thanks due Him is sin." - Jerry Bridges

"I was shocked when I found out who the biggest failure in the Bible actually is...The biggest one in the whole Bible is God...I mean, He lost His top-ranking, most anointed angel; the first man He ever created; the first woman He ever created; the whole earth and all the fullness therein; a third of the angels, at least - that's a big loss, man....Now, the reason you don't think of God as a failure is He never said He's a failure. And you're not a failure till you say you're one." - Kenneth Copeland

"Why do we fail? Is it because we are unlucky? Is it because we have not worked very hard? I s it because we have not invoked God's Compassion and Blessings? Is it because God has accepted this failure as an experience He wanted to have in our life? Is it because God has granted this failure to us? Is it because God has willed that we should lose? No! not it is for a different reason that we experience failure. It is for the strengthening of our consciousness that, at times, God grants us defeat." - Sri Chinmoy

"Failure is just part of the process, and it's not just okay; it's better than okay. God doesn't want failure to shut us down. God didn't make it a three-strikes-and-you're-out sort of thing. It's more about how God helps us dust ourselves off so we can swing for the fences again. And all of this without keeping a meticulous record of our screw-ups." - Bob Goff

"Failure is an event, not a person. Think of failure as 'it' and not 'me'." - Jeffrey Gitomer

"Success and happiness spring from facing failure after failure with enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill

"Both half success and half failure must be considered as a full failure!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"This idea that failure is not an option: It makes failure invisible, inconceivable and inevitable." - Rory Stewart

"Success attracts success and failure attracts failure because of the law of harmonious attraction." - Napoleon Hill

"Mediocrity results first and foremost from management failure, not technological failure." - James C Collins

"There is but one failure in life and that is the failure to try." - Robin S. Sharma

"Success makes us intolerant of failure and failure makes us intolerant of success." - William Feather

"Failure is never fatal. But failure to change can and might be." - John Wooden

"My biggest failure is 'Metal Gear.' It's my biggest failure and my biggest success." - Hideo Kojima

"I never see failure as failure, but only as the game I must play and win." - Tom Hopkins

"The thing I love about God is He intentionally guides people into failure." - Bob Goff

"Set goals so big that unless God helps you, you will be a miserable failure." - Bill Bright

"Every sin flows from the failure to treasure the glory of God above all things." - John Piper

"In one long glorious acknowledgment of failure, he laid himself bare before God." - John Grisham

"We failed, but in the good providence of God apparent failure often proves a blessing." - Robert E Lee

"Attempt something so impossible that unless God is in it, it's doomed to failure." - John Haggai

"I had a God who knew my every desire. He also knew how I would fall. And yet he was waiting on the other side of my failure and my shattered dreams with some dreams of his own..." - Eric Ludy

"Church is a moment in time when the kingdom of God draws near, when a meal, a story, a song, an apology, and even a failure id made holy by the presence of Jesus among us and within us." - Rachel Held Evans

"Many now veer away from the time-honored use of the term Father as applied to the Christian God ... This difficulty rests mainly, I believe, on failure to distinguish between a symbol and a definition." - Georgia Harkness

"God Is Great. If these three words together enshrine in our mind, heart and soul, then there is never worry, anxiety nor a fear of failure in our life." - Anuj

"A great deal more failure is the result of an excess of caution than of bold experimentation with new ideas. The frontiers of the Kingdom of God were never advanced by men and women of caution." - J. Oswald Sanders

"There is no one that God does not love with all that he is. His love reaches beyond every sin and failure, hoping that at some moment they will come to know just how loved they are." - Wayne Jacobsen

"People consider me a success because I'm a good football player and make lots of money. But if my heart's not right, if I'm not living a life pleasing to God, I'm a failure." - Reggie White

"If we say we trust in Him, but in reality do not, then God, taking us at our word, lets us see that we do not really confide in Him, and hence failure arises." - George Muller

"Hurricane hit the Gulf Coast and destroyed much of the Gulf Coast - that was an act of god... Now what happened to New Orleans, that was a complete failure of the federal government. Complete negligence by the feds." - James Carville

"Hurricane [Katrina] hit the Gulf Coast and destroyed much of the Gulf Coast - that was an act of God ... Now what happened to New Orleans, that was a complete failure of the federal government. Complete negligence by the feds." - James Carville

"Suffering, failure, loneliness, sorrow, discouragement, and death will be part of your journey, but the Kingdom of God will conquer all these horrors. No evil can resist grace forever." - Brennan Manning

"If we say we trust in Him, but in reality do not, then God, taking us at our word, lets us see that we do not really confide in Him; and hence failure arises." - George Muller

"According to the spirit of this age, the ultimate sin is no longer the failure to honor and thank God but the failure to esteem oneself. Self-abasement, not God-abasement, is the evil. And the cry of deliverance is not "O wretched man that I am, who will deliver me?" but "O worthy man that I am, would that I could only see it better"!" - John Piper

"Success and failure are both difficult to endure. Along with success come drugs, divorce, fornication, bullying, travel, meditation, medication, depression, neurosis and suicide. With failure comes failure." - Joseph Heller

"The greatness of prayer is nothing but an extension of the greatness and glory of God in our lives To fail to pray, then, is not to merely break some religious rule - it is a failure to treat God as God. It is a sin against his glory" - Timothy Keller

"Failure is awesome. Failure means you tried something, you tested it, and you learned some things. Failure gives you the tools to move forward." - Leah Busque

"Don't permit fear of failure to prevent effort. We are all imperfect and will fail on occasions, but fear of failure is the greatest failure of all." - John Wooden

"Artists know failure. It is not tragic that they know failure; it is only tragic if they know failure and little else..." - Eric Maisel

"Success is not forever and failure isn't fatal." - Don Francis

"Success doesn't make you and failure doesn't break you." - Zig Ziglar

"Sheer persistence is the difference between success and failure." - Donald Trump

"Failure and success are not accidents, but the strictest justice." - Alexander Smith

"I hate failure and I am in love with achievement." - Lil Wayne

"Let's try and fail because through failure you learn" - Jared Leto

"Success is not forever, and failure is never final." - Don Shula

"Failure comes part and parcel with invention. It's not optional." - Jeff Bezos

"Success is never permanent, and failure is never final." - Mike Ditka

"Both success and failure are largely the results of HABIT!" - Napoleon Hill

"We will not have failure - only success and new learning." - Queen Victoria

"The difference between success and failure is work." - Jack Hyles

"There is no success without failure and losses." - John C Maxwell

"I always go heavy and I always go to failure." - Branch Warren

"There is a vast difference between failure and temporary defeat." - Napoleon Hill

"Failure comes part and parcel with invention. It's not optional." - Jeff Bezos

"Indifference, lukewarmness, and neutrality are always attached to failure." - John Landis Mason

"Accept your failure, move on, and don't torture yourself." - Gillian Jacobs

"Fear is the ultimate cause of failure and disappointment." - Emmet Fox

"Success can only be achieved through repeated failure and introspection." - Soichiro Honda

"Who's General Failure and why is he reading my disk?" - Anonymous

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

"Indecision and delays are the parents of failure." - George Canning

"They who have conquered doubt and fear have conquered failure." - James Allen

"He who has conquered doubt and fear has conquered failure." - James Lane Allen

"Golf is a game of endless failure and frustration." - Mike Greenberg

"One failure is worth seven and a half successes." - Eli Khamarov

"I love language, and I love the failure of language." - Nate Lowman

"War is an absolute failure of imagination, scientific and political." - Adrienne Rich

"There's no success without failure and no winning without losing." - Pitbull

"Success is not forever and failure isn't fatal." - Don Shula

"There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period." - Brene Brown

"Cultivate your desire for success to be greater than the fear of failure; Failure is merely a pitstop between where you stand and success. Failure allows you to learn the fastest; Failure inspires winners and defeats losers." - Fran Tarkenton

"I really believe that entrepreneurship is about being able to face failure, manage failure and succeed after failing." - Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

"The only real failure is the failure to try, and the measure of success is how we cope with disappointment." - Deborah Moggach

"Each success brings with it the potential of failure and each failure brings with it the potential of success." - John F Kennedy

"A big part of my job is to remember failure, and reboot failure, when the timing is right." - Edward Boyden

"I don't call that a failure, a real failure is when a man talks for an hour and says nothing." - Joseph Dare

"Success and failure are greatly overrated. But failure gives you a whole lot more to talk about." - Hildegard Knef

"We all struggle with our failure to communicate and our failure to reach beyond fear to love people." - Mira Sorvino

"Running helped me learn how to deal with failure, and failure is a big part of the Internet business." - Chad Hurley

"To say what we should be or do and not link it with a clear exposition of what God has done about our failure to be or do perfectly as He wills is to reject the grace of God and to lead people to lust after self-help and self-improvemen t in a way that, to call a spade a spade, is godless." - Graeme Goldsworthy

"The Bible NEVER flatters its heroes. It tells us the truth about each one of them in order that against the background of human breakdown and failure we may magnify the grace of God and recognize that it is the delight of the Spirit of God to work upon the platform of human impossibilities." - Alan Redpath

"No other success can compensate for failure in the home. The poorest shack in which love prevails over a united family is of greater value to God and future humanity that any other riches. In such a home God can work miracles and will work miracles." - David O Mckay

"The root cause of abortion is the failure to be satisfied in God as our supreme love. And, for all the great legal work that needs to be done to protect human life, the greatest work that needs to be done is to spread a passion - a satisfaction for the supremacy of God in all things. That's our calling." - John Piper

"We fail to prevail with unconverted men because of our more fundamental failure to prevail with God in prayer." - John Mott

"Sin is any failure to conform to the moral law of God in act, attitude, or nature" - Wayne Grudem

"The wisdom of God is vaster than the wisdom of man. Failure to pay attention to it will have ramifications." - Alistair Begg

"I have only to be true to the highest I know-success of failure is in the hand of God." - E Stanley Jones

"If our failure to consistently worship the true God is the key feature of sin, we are sinners all." - Edward T Welch

"The pursuit of holiness must be anchored in the grace of God; otherwise it is doomed to failure" - Jerry Bridges

"I hope I never need to believe in God. It would be an awful confession of failure." - Kenneth Tynan

"Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day. It is a choice based on the knowledge that we belong to God and have found in God our refuge and our safety and that nothing, not even death, can take God away from us. Joy is the experience of knowing that you are unconditionally loved and that nothing-sickness, failure, emotional distress, oppression, war, or even death-can take that love away...." - Henri Nouwen

"To fail to pray, then, is not to merely break some religious rule- it is a failure to treat God as God." - Timothy Keller

"Being a creator of a song I get to take all these broken fragments of failure and chaos and weave together something beautiful and meaningful. Decay. Death. Pain. Fall. And if God is a songwriter then these fallen leaves of mine can be redeemed" - Jon Foreman

"I believe that God is making all things new. I believe that Christ overcame death and that pattern is apparent all through life and history: life from death, water from a stone, redemption from failure, connection from alienation. I believe that suffering is part of the narrative, and that nothing really good gets built when everything's easy." - Shauna Niequist

"Act from reason, and failure makes you rethink and study harder. Act from faith, and failure makes you blame someone and push harder." - Erik Naggum

"Failure to spend the [presentation] time wisely and well, failure to educate, entertain, elucidate, enlighten, and most important of all, failure to maintain attention and interest should be punishable by stoning. There is no excuse for tedium." - Jay H. Lehr

"The only way our faith will ever strengthen is for us to use it. We need to apply thought and prayer to our decisions and then trust God for the outcome. We need to set our sights on growing in faith, not shrinking back for fear of failure." - Lysa TerKeurst

"THE MALE JOURNEY t some point in time, a man needs to embark on a risky -journey. It's a necessary adventure that takes him into uncertainty, and it almost always involves some form of difficulty or failure. On this journey the man learns to trust God more than he trusts a sense of right and wrong or his own sense of self-worth." - Richard Rohr

"God, we are told, looked upon the world after he had created it and pronounced it good; but ascetic pietists, in their wisdom, cast their eyes over it, and substantially pronounce it a dead failure, a miserable production, a poor concern." - Christian Nestell Bovee

"The enemy of human happiness as well as the cause of poverty and starvation is not the birth of children. It is the failure of people to do with the earth what God could teach them to do if only they would ask and then obey, for they are agents unto themselves." - Henry B Eyring

"Failure is a part of life and you have to learn to deal with it. Failure is something that is part of life's cycle and it's from failure that you gain life experience." - Colin Powell

"My brain . . . it cannot process failure. It will not process failure. Because if I sit there and have to face myself and tell myself, 'You're a failure' . . . I think that's almost worse than death." - Kobe Bryant

"Thoughts of doubt and fear are pathways to failure. When you conquer negative attitudes of doubt and fear you conquer failure." - Bryan Adams

"Trust is equal parts character and competence... You can look at any leadership failure, and it's always a failure of one or the other." - Stephen Covey

"Much of life is about failure, whether we acknowledge it or not, and your destiny is profoundly shaped by how effectively you learn from and adapt to failure." - David Brooks

"There is a lot of difference between failure and defeat. Failure is when you are defeated and neither learn nor contribute anything." - Hubert H Humphrey

"Failure is built into creativity... the creative act involves this element of 'newness' and 'experimentalism,' then one must expect and accept the possibility of failure." - Saul Bass

"A mind filled with negative thoughts makes you feel miserable and inadequate and will lead to failure after failure no matter how hard you try to succeed." - Steve Backley

"There is a difference between failing and failure. Failing is trying something that you learn doesn't work. Failure is throwing in the towel and giving up." - Jay Samit

"Risk and failure is a part of our equation, and if you are seeing too little failure, you are actually probably not taking enough risks." - Peter Barris

"Vietnam was a palpable failure. And of course, in retrospect, it was even more clearly a disaster and a failure than maybe people understood at the time." - Robert Dallek

"I've experienced tons of failure. I've been making music for 30 years, and I'd say failure and success have happened in equal measure." - Moby

"I know success or failure in my life or ministry does not depend on my own skill or even on external circumstances, it depends only on my faithfulness. God will give me the gifts necessary to do whatever He calls me to do, and He will not be hindered in His work by circumstances." - Lester Sumrall

"Whether a man lives or dies in vain can be measured only by the way he faces his own problems, by the success or failure of the inner conflict within his own soul. And of this no one may know save God." - James Bryant Conant

"Failure of success is not race-related; it's not socioeconomics-related; it is really predictable, based on principles that are laid down by God the Creator by which we are supposed to function. If we find them and obey them, success becomes inevitable. That's why I was able to move from rats to 40,000 feet in the air in my own aircraft." - Myles Munroe

"Failure honestly can be like the best lesson and it's like the one that like God wants you to really pay attention to. That's why it hurts. The pain will help you remember how not to walk, what directions not to go." - Pharrell Williams

"Grief, of course, is not something that operates according to a specific time frame, and it seems cold to suggest otherwise. Yet when we do not grasp that God is present in pain, we eventually insist on victory or, worse, blame the sufferer for not "getting over it" fast enough. This is more than a failure to extend compassion; it's an exercise in cruelty." - Tullian Tchividjian

"The man that believes will obey; failure to obey is convincing proof that there is no true faith present. To attempt the impossible God must give faith or there will be none, and He gives faith to the obedient heart only." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"God may allow His servant to succeed when He has disciplined him to a point where he does not need to succeed to be happy. The man who is elated by success and is cast down by failure is still a carnal man. At best his fruit will have a worm in it." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"The word of God is the Christian soul's best weapon, and it is essential to have it with him always. In doubt it decides, in consultation it directs; in anxiety it reassures; in sorrow it comforts; in failure it encourages; in defense it protects; in offense it is mightier than the mighty." - Wilfred Grenfell



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