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Failure And Trying Quotes


"There is no failure except the failure of trying." - Elbert Hubbard

"I'm never a failure, unless I quit trying, and neither are you." - Joyce Meyer

"It's not about failure; it's about trying something and risking something for attaining your goal" - Carol Alt

"Pessimism is an excuse for not trying and a guarantee to a personal failure." - William J Clinton

"I overcome failure by doing it again and trying not to make the same mistake." - Guy Burnet

"Pessimism is an excuse for not trying and a guarantee to a personal failure." - Bill Clinton

"It's not about failure; it's about trying something and risking something for attaining your goal." - Carol Alt

"Success is seldom permanent, and failure is seldom fatal. The important thing is to keep trying." - Anna Olson

"Trying is the first step toward failure." - Homer

"Trying is the first step to failure" - Homer

"The only failure is not trying." - Robin S. Sharma

"Trying is the first step towards failure." - Matt Groening

"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

"There's no better guarantee of failure than convincing yourself that success is impossible, and therefore never even trying." - Max Tegmark

"There's no better guarantee of failure than convincing yourself that success is impossible, and therefore never even trying." - Max Tegmark

"Failure is not the outcome - failure is not trying. Don't be afraid to fail." - Sara Blakely

"Failure is not the absence of success. Failure is the neglect of trying." - Myles Munroe

"There is no failure except in no longer trying." - Chris Bradford

"The greatest failure in life is to stop trying." - Napoleon Hill

"Trying is the internalization of the failure of omnipotence." - Brian O'Shaughnessy

"Failure to me became not trying versus not succeeding" - Sara Blakely

"The only guarantee for failure is to stop trying" - John C Maxwell

"Failure is not a crime. The crime is not trying." - Ron Dellums

"There is no failure except in no longer trying." - Elbert Hubbard

"You've got to try and do your best, and the failure is what's funny. But you can't be aware of the failure, you've just got to keep trying to do your best." - Bret Mckenzie

"My story of success and failure is not just about music and being famous. It's about living and loving and trying to find purpose in this crazy world." - Wynonna Judd

"Instead of failure being the outcome, failure became not trying. And it forced me at a young age to want to push myself so much further out of my comfort zone." - Sara Blakely

"To keep on trying in spite of disappointment and failure is the only way to keep young and brave. Failures become victories if they make us wise-hearted." - Helen Keller

"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

"Often, failure is success trying to be born in a bigger way, and persistence helps you to experience that greater result." - Catherine Ponder

"If the argument is that failure helps you succeed, well, so does success and it's quicker. This suggests at least one reason for trying to succeed." - Norman Geras

"A man can get discouraged many times but he is not a failure until he begins to blame somebody else and stops trying." - John Burroughs

"In my early days, fashion was considered a very high risk industry. The failure rate is very high. Trying to get capital and trying to find people who specialize in that industry is very difficult too." - Joe Mimran

"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

"There is no such thing as failure. Failure is just life trying to move us in another direction." - Oprah Winfrey

"We are not a failure just because we fail at something. Nobody is a failure unless they quit trying!" - Joyce Meyer

"Those who hope to avoid all failure and misfortune are trying to live in a fairyland; wise people realistically accept failures as a part of life and build philosophies to meet them and make the best of them." - Wilferd Peterson

"Every failure is just another step closer to a win. Never stop trying." - Robert M. Hensel

"Failure I can live with. Not trying is what I can't handle!" - Sanya Richards-Ross

"I'm scared of failure all the time. But not scared enough to stop trying." - Ronda Rousey

"The tiny cost of dwarfed by the huge cost of not trying." - Seth Godin

"Failure is acceptable. but not trying is a whole different ball park." - Michael Jordan

"Failure concentrates the mind wonderfully. If you don't make mistakes, you're not trying hard enough." - Jasper Fforde

"There is no such thing as a failure who keeps trying." - John Popper

"Don't be afraid of failure, be afraid of not trying in the first place." - Marie Forleo

"As long as you are trying your very best, there can be no question of failure." - Mahatma Gandhi

"I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying." - Michael Jordan

"During our lives...we experience so many setbacks, and fight such a hand-to-hand battle with failure, head down in the rain, just trying to stay upright and to have a little hope." - Lance Armstrong

"You're always just trying to create opportunities and be ready when those opportunities present themselves. I can't look at anybody and think 'I want to be Damian Lewis' - I'd be setting myself up for failure." - Diego Klattenhoff

"The vast majority of large scale change efforts fail. Which means that the probability that you have actually experienced a failure, and your people know that and are pessimistic, therefore, about trying something again, is very high." - John P Kotter

"If you ever want to get a sense of your own personal failure, look at yourself trying to get across a point that nobody is listening to and the situation gets worse and worse." - Robert Reich

"When Marconi suggested the possibility of wireless transmission of sound (the radio),he was committed to a mental institution. But people like Lincoln, Edison, and Marconi were strongly motivated. So they didn't give up. They somehow knew that the only real failure is the one from which we learn nothing. They seemed to go on the assumption that there is no failure greater than the failure of not trying, and so they continued to try in the face of repeated failures." - John Powell

"If you want peace, you've got to deal with people; you don't just deal with objects. And whether they take it as a responsibility or not, the success or failure in Kosovo is going to be the success or failure of building, first, economic hope, and then trying to heal the damage that's been done." - James Wolfensohn

"The world will very soon be divided, unless I am mistaken, into those who still go on explaining our success, and those somewhat more intelligent who are trying to explain our failure." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Don't be afraid to fail. Don't waste energy trying to cover up failure. Learn from your failures and go on to the next challenge. It's OK to fail. If you're not failing, you're not growing." - H. Stanley Judd

"Don't squander the gold of your days, listening to the tedious, trying to improve the hopeless failure, or giving away your life to the ignorant, the common, and the vulgar" - Oscar Wilde

"Disasters are funny to me. As a comedian you learn from failure, so I'm always trying to put myself in a situation that does not seem ideal for my comedy and see how it works." - Anthony Jeselnik

"To give up too easily leads to regret, yet trying and then failing can lead us to second chances if we do not accept it as a failure, but a chance to learn." - Karen White

"A lot of people plan for failure, but they don't plan for success, and that's a big problem, especially in the TV world 'cause you're trying to find out what your show is." - J.H. Wyman

"I was brought up to believe that there is no such thing as failure as long as I'm trying my best. So I've had a 'blood, guts and glory' approach through my whole life." - Ali Larter

"The biggest problem in my life is trying to be the kind of man that I want to be, the father that I want to be, and how to process the failure of my marriage." - Ethan Hawke

"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

"Embrace failure. Never never quit. Get very comfortable with that uneasy feeling of going against the grain and trying something new. It will constantly take you places you never thought you could go. This has been my mantra for years. I always remember I won't do things right on the first try. So failure is mandatory for success!" - Terry Crews

"A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success. There is no failure except in no longer trying. There is no defeat except from within, no really insurmountable barrier save our own inherent weakness of purpose." - Elbert Hubbard

"It has been said that genius is only the power of making continuous effort. The line between failure and success is so fine that we scarcely know when we pass it. We are told that there is no failure, except in no longer trying - no defeat, except from within, no really insurmountable barrier save our own weakness of purpose." - Kate Smith

"Failure is always present as an actor. I make my living by taking chances. If I'm not risking something, then I'm not doing my job, so I'm constantly failing. In fact, I'm trying to fail bigger. I try to focus on the positive, the moment, and try to realize where I'm at in an attempt to understand the failure." - Damon Runyon

"I failed the LSAT. Basically, if I had not failed, I'd have been a lawyer and there would be no Spanx. I think failure is nothing more than life's way of nudging you that you are off course. My attitude to failure is not attached to outcome, but in not trying. It is liberating." - Sara Blakely

"I think those of us who use language are always trying for this, trying to keep everything from floating away by trying to write about it despite failure." - Martha Ronk

"When I was growing up, my dad would encourage my brother and I to fail. We would be sitting at the dinner table and he would ask, 'So what did you guys fail at this week?' If we didn't have something to contribute, he would be disappointed. When I did fail at something, he'd high-five me. What I didn't realize at the time was that he was completely reframing my definition of failure at a young age. To me, failure means not trying; failure isn't the outcome. If I have to look at myself in the mirror and say, 'I didn't try that because I was scared,' that is failure." - Sara Blakely

"I have a song called "Men." I mean, manhood and trying to be one, and failing as one, and trying to be a husband and a father, and failing at that. I love failure. It's stuff that I'm thinking about all the time in my life, so it would make sense to me anyway to write about it." - Loudon Wainwright Iii

"Failure does not count. If you accept this, you'll be successful. What causes most people to fail is that after one failure, they'll stop trying." - Frank Burford

"We will all fail in life, but nobody has to be a failure. Failing at a thing doesn't make you a failure. You are only a failure when you quit trying." - Joyce Meyer

"Trying to control the emotional self willfully by manipulative attempts is like trying to choose a number on a thrown die or to push back the water of the Kamo River upstream. Certainly, they end up aggravating their agony and feeling unbearable pain because of their failure in manipulating the emotions." - Shoma Morita

"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

"I'd rather be a success as a fish than a failure as a fish trying to be a bird." - Eva Le Gallienne

"Failure is not attached to outcome, but in not trying. This way, it is about answering to yourself." - Sara Blakely

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

"Think of it this way: There are two kinds of failure. The first comes from never trying out your ideas because you are afraid, or because you are waiting for the perfect time. This kind of failure you can never learn from, and such timidity will destroy you. The second kind comes from a bold and venturesome spirit. If you fail in this way, the hit that you take to your reputation is greatly outweighed by what you learn. Repeated failure will toughen your spirit and show you with absolute clarity how things must be done." - Robert Greene

"It doesn't matter how far you might rise. At some point you are bound to stumble. ... If you're constantly pushing yourself higher ... the law of averages, not to mention the Myth of Icarus, predicts that you will at some point fall. And when you do I want you to know this, remember this: There is no such thing as failure. Failure is just life trying to move us in another direction." - Oprah Winfrey

"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

"Now we our failure to keep God's law except by trying our very hardest (and then failing). Unless we really try, whatever we say there will always be at the back of our minds the idea that if we try harder next time we shall succeed in being completely good. Thus, in one sense, the road back to God is a road of moral effort, of trying harder and harder. But in another sense it is not trying that is ever going tobring us home. All this trying leads up to the vital moment at which you turn to God and say, "You must do this. I can't." - C S Lewis

"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

"He who hopes to avoid all failure and misfortune is trying to live in a fairyland; the wise man realistically accepts failures as a part of life and builds a philosophy to meet them and make the most of them. He lives on the principle of 'nothing attempted, nothing gained' and is resolved that if he fails he is going to fail while trying to succeed." - Wilferd Peterson

"Talk. Talk. Talk... Good lines and no action... said all... not even promising first act... eighth failure and season more than half over... rather be a playwright and fail than a critic compelled to listen to has-beens and would-bes trying to put over bad plays." - Gertrude F. Atherton

"I live, I live, with an absolutely continuous sense of failure. I am always defeated, always. Every book is the wreck of a perfect idea. The years pass and one has only one life. If one has a thing at all one must do it and keep on and on and on trying to do it better." - Iris Murdoch

"I'm not an artist, and I want to take risks, and when the possibility of failure occurs, it's because the idea is all exciting or interesting as a high wire act, and sometimes you've got to fall off, just by virtue of the fact that you're constantly trying to evolve and do new things." - Peter Morgan

"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

"I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed. Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen. I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying." - Michael Jordan

"We want to avoid pain and have pleasure, so if our early attempts to achieve our dreams fail, we want to avoid the pain of future failure and rejection, so we stop trying and write it off with a broadbrush, "I'm just not driven enough, not well educated enough, not attractive enough, not smart enough."" - Tony Robbins

"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

"The American administration is trying to achieve any gain in the shadow of the embarrassment hitting it because of its failures in Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine after the failure of Israel's war on Lebanon and the retreat of America's project in the region." - Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah

"I failed on a climbing problem eight times before realizing I was climbing as high as I knew I could and then letting go. On my next try I climbed with no thought of failure and reached the top. We cannot know what we can do in advance. The only way to find out is to go all-out trying, thinking only of success." - Royal Robbins

"No one starts as a self-hater. But rack up all of your mistakes and take a large enough number of wrong turns in life and soon you stop trying to forgive yourself. Everywhere you look you find shame or failure staring back." - Andre Aciman

"To be ambitious for wealth, and yet always expecting to be poor, to be always doubting your ability to get what you long for, is like trying to reach east by traveling west. . . . No matter how hard you work for success, if your thought is saturated with the fear of failure, it will kill your efforts, neutralize your endeavors, and make success impossible." - Charles Baudouin

"The biggest mistake entrepreneurs can make is trying to do everything themselves. They usually blow up when they try. I did an inventory of every deal I've ever done and it turned out that every single deal I made money on was a partnership, and every colossal failure, where I lost millions, was something I tried to do by myself." - Kevin O'Leary



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