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Failures And Mistakes Quotes


"Mistakes and failures are precisely your means of education. They tell you about your own inadequacies." - Robert Greene

"When we are unable to love and appreciate ourselves and our efforts, we run away from our mistakes and failures, rather than learning from them." - Meredith L. Young-Sowers

"Our mistakes and failures are always the first to strike us, and outweigh in our imagination what we have accomplished and attained." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Men must try and try again. They must suffer the consequences of their own mistakes and learn by their own failures and their own successes." - Lawson Purdy

"Countless mistakes in marriage, parenting, ministry, and other relationships are failures to balance grace and truth. Sometimes we neglect both. Often we choose one over the other." - Randy Alcorn

"Some of the best lessons we ever learn we learn from our mistakes and failures. The error of the past is the wisdom of the future." - Tryon Edwards

"I might look successful but I've made many mistakes. People take their failures too seriously. You have to be positive and believe you will find success next time." - Tadashi Yanai

"I never view mistakes as failures. They are simply opportunities to find out what doesn't work." - Thomas A Edison

"Every person, if he is to have mental health and live successfully, must move away from past failures and mistakes and go forward without letting them be a weight upon him. The art of forgetting is absolutely necessary." - Norman Vincent Peale

"How many people are completely successful in every department of life? Not one. The most successful people are the ones who learn from their mistakes and turn their failures into opportunities." - Zig Ziglar

"Ignore past failures and forge ahead." - Maxwell Maltz

"Successes teach you nothing. Failures teach you everything. Making mistakes is the most important thing you can do." - James Dyson

"Never mind failures; they are quite natural, they are the beauty of life, these failures. What would life be without them? It would not be worth having if it were not for struggles. Where would be the poetry of life? Never mind the struggles, the mistakes. I never heard a cow tell a lie, but it is only a cow-never a man. So never mind these failures, these little backslidings; hold the ideal a thousand times, and if you fail a thousand times, make the attempt once more." - Swami Vivekananda

"Human beings are the only creatures who are allowed to fail. If an ant fails, it's dead. But we're allowed to learn from our mistakes and from our failures. And that's how I learn, by falling flat on my face and picking myself up and starting all over again." - Madeleine L'Engle

"How do entrepreneurs survive their early failures? They don't view their failures as failures - they view these experiences as feedback, and a prelude to future success." - Kevin Kelly

"I don't think I have any regrets, but I can tell you what I learned from mistakes or failures. I've had plenty of those. I just don't believe in regret, and my economic world is not what I would ever have imagined; I'm financially free." - Tony Robbins

"The chief executive who knows his strengths and weaknesses as a leader is likely to be far more effective than the one who remains blind to them. He also is on the road to humility - that priceless attitude of openness to life that can help a manager absorb mistakes, failures, or personal shortcomings." - John Adair

"We must practice revolutionary democracy in every aspect of our Party life. Every responsible member must have the courage of his responsibilities, exacting from others a proper respect for his work and properly respecting the work of others. Hide nothing from the masses of our people. Tell no lies. Expose lies whenever they are told. Mask no difficulties, mistakes, failures. Claim no easy victories..." - Amilcar Cabral

"Luck and destiny are the excuses of the world's failures." - Henry Ford

"There's a difference between failures and things that are bad." - Steven Soderbergh

"Hide nothing from the masses of our people. Tell no lies. Expose lies whenever they are told. Mask no difficulties, mistakes, failures. Claim no easy victories..." - Amilcar Cabral

"Mistakes were mistakes, and failures were failures. Why torment someone with the memories of their past?" - Miyuki Miyabe

"Art is rearranging and grouping mistakes." - Don Van Vliet

"Regrets and Mistakes, they're Memories made" - Adele

"Make your mistakes, next year and forever." - Neil Gaiman

"Reading has always been the largest and most irreplaceable pleasure for Vincent; reading about other people's successes and failures, joys and sufferings seemed to bury his own failures." - Irving Stone

"Do not blame anybody for your mistakes and failures." - Bernard Baruch

"My own success was attended by quite a few failures along the way. But I refused to make the biggest mistake of all: worrying too much about making mistakes." - Kemmons Wilson

"He believed in himself, believed in his quixotic ambition, letting the failures of the previous day disappear as each new day dawned. Yesterday was not today. The past did not predict the future if he could learn from his mistakes." - Daniel Wallace

"You should not be afraid of failures, and not get enamored by success." - Nirmala Srivastava

"There are no failures - just experiences and your reactions to them" - Tom Krause

"Clutter and confusion are failures of design, not attributes of information." - Edward Tufte

"There are no successes and failures in life, only achievements - stepping stones." - Ian Gardner

"What distinguishes success from failures is that the successes constantly thirst for new ideas and knowledge." - Robin S. Sharma

"I took the route favoured by all worldly failures and became a spiritual success." - Howard Jacobson

"The difference between successes and failures in life is simply that winners take the first step." - Brian Tracy

"God uses the flawed, the failures, and the imperfect to accomplish His perfect will." - Elizabeth George

"Hidden behind your fears and your failures is the success you seek." - Robert G Allen

"Dreams are the result of a million choices, a billion failures, and a few successes." - Jared Leto

"A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success." - Doug Larson

"Live in the present. The past is gone; the future is unknown - but the present is real, and your opportunities are now. You must see these opportunities; they must be real for you. The catch is that they can't seem real if your mind is buried in past failures, if you keep reliving old mistakes, old guilts, old tragedies. Fight your way above the many inevitable Traumatizations of your ego, escape damnation by the past, and look to the opportunities of the present. I don't mean some vague moment in the present - next week or next month, perhaps. I mean today, this minute." - Maxwell Maltz

"If you make mistakes that is alright because we all make mistakes and we learn from those mistakes. You gain confidence from learning, failing and rising again." - Wangari Maathai

"Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here." - Neil Gaiman

"You will make some mistakes but, if you learn from those mistakes, those mistakes will become wisdom and wisdom is essential to becoming wealthy." - Robert Kiyosaki

"Everyone makes mistakes. The wise are not people who never make mistakes, but those who forgive themselves and learn from their mistakes." - Ajahn Brahm

"We need to forget about mistakes and take the positives." - Steven Gerrard

"God doesn't make mistakes and timing unfolds as it should." - Ashley Judd

"Failures are divided into two classes - those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought." - John Charles Salak

"Both teams are making mistakes. Florida's making these itsy-bitsy little ones, and Tennessee is making huge, gigantic mistakes." - Gary Danielson

"We shall make mistakes; and if we let these mistakes frighten us from our work we shall show ourselves weaklings." - Theodore Roosevelt

"Do not fear mistakes - fear only the absence of creative, constructive, and corrective responses to those mistakes." - W. Rolfe Kerr

"Instruction does not prevent waste of time or mistakes; and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all." - James Anthony Froude

"Engage your fans and turn your fans into your community. Realize that we all have failures and can turn those failures into successes through tenacity and through being open to changing." - Ondi Timoner

"All your quirks and all your problems - even your depressions and your failures - that's what makes you you." - Gerard Way

"Failures and setbacks are a part of this experience, and it will remain in you as wisdom." - Ryuho Okawa

"The timid and fearful first failures dismay, but the stout heart stays trying by night and by day. He values his failures as lessons that teach The one way to get to the goal he would reach." - Edgar Guest

"Our triumphs seem hollow unless we have friends to share them, and our failures are made bearable by their understanding." - James Rachels

"It is far better to know our own weaknesses and failures than to point out those of others." - Jawaharlal Nehru

"In a life and death struggle, we cannot afford to leave our destinies in the hands of failures." - Clement Attlee

"Our achievements speak for themselves. What we have to keep track of are our failures, discouragements and doubts." - Eric Hoffer

"The failures of the past must not be an excuse for the inaction of the present and the future." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"We Irish are born dreamers; sometimes we never wake up at all, and then we're counted failures." - Katherine Cecil Thurston

"Lately I feel the haters eatin' away at my confidence. They scream out my failures and whisper my accomplishments." - Drake

"The process of achievement comes through repeated failures and the constant struggle to climb to a higher level." - John C Maxwell

"The biggest mistake sometimes is to play things very safe in this life and end up being moral failures." - Dorothy Day

"I consider failures to be the compost that feeds the better and best that is on its way." - Tim Johnson

"Nothing rectifies out-of-control market failures like a healthy dose of government intervention and mountains of bureaucracy." - George Carlin

"The intelligence failures with respect to Iraq were massive and have damaged our credibility around the world" - Carl Levin

"Failures, repeated failures, are sign-posts on the road to achievement. The only time you don't want to fail is the last time you try something (and it works)." - Charles Kettering

"In baseball, even the best hitters fail seven of ten times, and of those seven failures there are different reasons why. Some are personal failures, others are losses to the pitcher. You just get beat. In those personal failures, I felt I could have done better." - Ichiro Suzuki

"Small successes are still successes; great failures are still failures." - Mason Cooley

"Ninety-nine percent of leadership failures are failures of character." - Norman Schwarzkopf

"Most marriage failures are caused by failures marrying." - Henny Youngman

"More excuses for more failures." - Tony Abbott

"You will be wounded many times in your life. You'll make mistakes. Some people will call them failures but I have learned that failure is really God's way of saying, "Excuse me, you're moving in the wrong direction." It's just an experience, just an experience." - Oprah Winfrey

"How do children learn to correct their mistakes? By watching how you correct yours. How do children learn to overcome their failures? By watching how you overcome yours. How do children learn to treat themselves with forgiveness? By watching you forgive yourself." - William Martin

"The soul of rock 'n' roll is mistakes, and making mistakes work for you. The people who shy away from mistakes and play it safe have no business playing rock 'n' roll." - Paul Westerberg

"Wise is the one who learns from another's mistakes. Less wise is the one who learns only from his own mistakes. The fool keeps making the same mistakes again and again and never learns from them." - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"Mistakes don't have to define us. They're how we learn and grow. They show us who and what we don't want to be. It's why they're mistakes." - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Everyone's life is a mess. Everyone's. We all make mistakes . . . and not just little slip-ups. Major mistakes that hurt us and other people." - James Alan Gardner

"The past in retrospect holds manifold disenchantments, failures and even tragedies; and yet the worse may be forgotten and the best held fast." - William Robertson Nicoll

"I don't divide the world into the weak and the strong, or the successes and failures...I divide the world into the learners and non-learners." - Benjamin Barber

"Be proud of your mistakes. Well, proud may not be exactly the right word, but respect them, treasure them, be kind to them, learn from them. And, more than that, and more important than that, make them. Make mistakes. Make great mistakes, make wonderful mistakes, make glorious mistakes. Better to make a hundred mistakes than to stare at a blank piece of paper too scared to do anything wrong." - Neil Gaiman

"In the real world, the smartest people are people who make mistakes and learn. In school, the smartest people don't make mistakes." - Robert Kiyosaki

"You learn from the mistakes you make and from the mistakes other people make. The truth is, you don't learn from success; you learn from failure." - George Clooney

"mistakes are really not that big of a deal. in fact , as most of us acknowledge we need to make mistakes in order to learn and grow" - Richard Carlson

"Actually nobody can be perfect in cricket. Everybody makes mistakes. It is important to learn from your mistakes and correct them." - Kumar Sangakkara

"Okay I've been stupid in the past. Not consistently stupid, but occasionally stupid. And I've made mistakes. You bet, I've made mistakes." - Charlaine Harris

"Chance is another name that we give to our mistakes. And all of the best things in my films are mistakes." - Robert Altman

"It is not easy, but you have to be willing to make mistakes. And the earlier you make those mistakes, the better." - Jane Cahill Pfeiffer

"The leader has a clear idea of what he wants to do professionally and personally, and the strength to persist in the face of setbacks, even failures" - Warren G. Bennis

"You see, you cannot draw lines and compartments, and refuse to budge beyond them, sometimes you have to use your failures as stepping stones to success" - Rohinton Mistry

"Character refers to dispositions and habits that determine the way that person normally responds to desires, fears, challenges, opportunities, failures and successes." - Michael Josephson

"The ideal body is everywhere you look, and we are made to feel like failures by advertisers and corporations who shame us into buying their products." - Caitlin Stasey

"Your failures and your faults, they stick with you. They glob into ugly, cancerous growths inside you and make you want to die." - Julie Anne Peters

"Your failures and misfortunes don't threaten other people. . .It's your assets and your successes that are problems for people who derive their self-esteem from being superior." - Carol S. Dweck

"Managing risk is very different from managing strategy. Risk management focuses on the negative-threats and failures rather than opportunities and successes." - Robert S. Kaplan

"Well-adjusted means you can make the same mistakes over and over again, and keep smiling." - George Bergman

"I enjoy growing older and wiser and learning from my mistakes every single day." - Ellen Degeneres

"two powerful, opposing forces - one seducing people to eat and the other telling them they are failures if they do - create heartache everywhere." - Emme

"Progress is made by trial and failure; the failures are generally a hundred times more numerous than the successes ; yet they are usually left unchronicled." - William Ramsay

"Setbacks and fear are inevitable. The thing that distinguishes the ultimate successes from the ultimate failures is this: What do you do with them?" - Blake Mycoskie

"For four years, I listened to stories of intelligence failures, and it wasn't due to incompetence of anyone in the system, but that the system is so arcane." - Charles F. Bass

"Whatever the drawbacks and failures I am convinced that in years to come humanity will look back to Soviet achievements as a source of profound inspiration" - Ronnie Kasrils

"I fail sometimes, I succeed sometimes, so that's fair enough. It's a package deal. It comes with that package: failures and success." - Sachin Tendulkar

"We prematurely write off people as failures. We are too much in awe of those who succeed and far too dismissive of those who fail." - Malcolm Gladwell

"To depart from righteousness is to choose a life of crushing burdens, failures, and disappointments, a life caught in the toils of endless problems that are never resolved." - Dallas Willard

"You want failures to be small and informational. Silicon Valley does very well. It knows how to use failure as a tool for improvement." - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

"I can forgive a man's past faults, his present shortcomings, and his future failures if every minute of every day he loves me like it's his religion." - Nicole Williams

"Never mind these failures, these little backslidings; hold the ideal a thousand times, and if you fail a thousand times, make the attempt once more." - Swami Vivekananda

"Mankind's greatest achievements have come about by talking and its greatest failures by not talking. It doesn't have to be like this." - Stephen Hawking

"Every person who has become successful has simply formed the habit of doing things that failures dislike doing and will not do." - Anonymous

"Failures plagued me. Things I had omitted or ignored, neglected. What I should have given and had'. I felt the biting pang of every unfulfillment." - Richard Matheson

"Expect to make some mistakes when you try new and different approaches. Sometimes colossal failures lead to spectacular successes." - Harvey Mackay

"To avoid mistakes and regrets, always consult your wife before engaging in a flirtation." - E W Howe

"Remember there are no mistakes, only lessons. Love yourself, trust your choices, and everything is possible" - Cherie Carter-Scott

"It's okay to learn from every experience, and it's okay to make mistakes." - Louise Hay

"I learned that good judgment comes from experience and that experience grows out of mistakes." - Omar N Bradley

"If we could be twice young and twice old we could correct all our mistakes." - Euripides

"In tennis, you can make a couple of mistakes and still win." - Pete Sampras

"Nature: She pardons no mistakes. Her yea is yea, and her nay, nay." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Bad enough to make mistakes, without going ahead and marrying them." - Craig L. Rice

"Do what you can't and experience the beauty of the mistakes you make." - Daniel H Pink

"I always say that I'm really inspired by mistakes and things that kind of go wrong." - Alexander Wang

"To improve, we must watch ourselves fail, and learn from our mistakes." - Joshua Foer

"I know I'm probably much too late to try and apologize for my mistakes." - Bruno Mars

"Mistakes live in the neighborhood of truth and therefore delude us." - Rabindranath Tagore

"The longer you live, the more mistakes you make. And the more sorrows you carry." - Nalini Singh

"There is Someone dancing with you, and you are not afraid of making mistakes." - Richard Rohr

"Judging the mistakes of strangers is an easy thing to do - and it feels pretty good." - Haruki Murakami

"By computerizing health records, we can avoid dangerous medical mistakes, reduce costs, and improve care" - George W Bush

"Perfect people don't drink, don't fight, don't lie, don't make mistakes and...don't exist" - Paulo Coelho

"Mistakes are about getting the blessing in the lesson and the lesson in the blessing." - Michael Beckwith

"Believe in everything you do. Believe in your mistakes and grow from them." - Taylor Swift

"A full and candid admission of one's mistakes should make proof against its repetition." - Mahatma Gandhi

"No man ever progressed to greatness and goodness but through great mistakes." - Frederick William Robertson

"The freedom to make mistakes is the one and only bonus of getting old." - Carol Grace

"No man ever became great or good except through many and great mistakes." - William Ewart Gladstone

"No one ever became great except through many and great mistakes." - William Ewart Gladstone

"Mistakes and dead-ends often mean more to these artists than any proven problem" - Robert Smithson

"For life makes no mistakes and always gives man that which man first gives himself." - Neville Goddard

"Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future." - Christian D. Larson

"Cats seldom make mistakes, and they never make the same mistake twice." - Carl Van Vechten

"Learning from mistakes and constantly improving products is a key in all successful companies." - Bill Gates

"Successful people keep moving, even when they are discouraged and have made mistakes." - David Cottrell

"Instead, to be financially free, we need to learn how to make mistakes and manage risk." - Robert Kiyosaki

"You've got to learn from your mistakes. And not do them again." - Jerry Bruckheimer

"I've made so many mistakes and I always thought I'd have time to correct them!" - Jack Bauer

"Admit to and make yourself accountable for mistakes. How can you improve if you're never wrong?" - Pat Summitt

"I'm still finding my way, and I made a lot of mistakes." - Lisa Marie Presley



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