25 Powerful Failure Quotes That Can Change Your Perspective

April 14, 2023
25 Powerful Failure Quotes That Can Change Your Perspective

Failure is inevitable, although it never feels that way when you’re riding the wave of success. Everyone, even the most successful business owners and magnates the world has seen, experiences failure. We wrestle with it.

Failure isn’t easy for people who strive to be the best.

But failure teaches some pretty valuable lessons to business owners, and it’s the best way to learn something new.

We thought you’d like to see the 25 most powerful failure quotes of all time, so we did the research and found the failure quotes that spoke to us the most.

25 Powerful Failure Quotes To Change Your Perspective

These quotes are a great reminder during the tough times. Copy down the quotes you like best–physically writing the words will help you remember them, and if you put them up in your work space, you’ll boost your spirits every time you see them.

Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.

-Henry Ford

Win as if you were used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for a change.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Most people have achieved their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.

-Napoleon Hill

Failure is a bruise, not a tattoo.

-Jon Sinclair

Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.

-C.S. Lewis

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.

-Truman Capote

The phoenix must burn to emerge.

-Janet Fitch

It’s failure that gives you the proper perspective on success.

-Ellen Degeneres

We are all failures–at least the best of us are.

-J.M. Barrie

There is no failure, except in no longer trying.

-Chris Bradford

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

-James Joyce

I think you have to try and fail, because failure gets you closer to what you’re good at.

-Louis C.K.

I can accept failure; everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.

-Michael Jordan

Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.

-Charlie Chaplin

Failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.

-Arianna Huffington

Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.

-Benjamin Franklin

Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.

-Coco Chanel

Failure happens every day in practice. What makes you better is how you react to it.

-Mia Hamm

Who I am as a guitarist is defined by my failure to become Jimi Hendrix.

-John Mayer

You don’t go into anything contemplating failure, if you did, you wouldn’t make it.

-Simon Cowell

Success is usually the culmination of controlling failure.

-Sylvester Stallone

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

-Winston Churchill

A person who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.

-Albert Einstein

I have always been pushed by the negative. The apparent failure of a play sends me back to my typewriter that very night, before the reviews are out. I am more compelled to get back to work than if I had a success.

-Tennessee Williams

I don’t want to let the fear of failure stop me from doing what I really care about.

-Emma Watson