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59 encouraging quotes about failure

In my support group for self-employed people on Facebook, an exciting topic came up recently: group members shared theirs in a thread failure and moments that you consider fail felt. Many of the comments were about being in the permanent employment with his ideas and suggestions offended - a phenomenon that I also talk about in my Website webinar have spoken.

Personally, I now think that Failure is a good thing. Because it shows that

  1. something new tries Has,
  2. it not that right way was and
  3. you get something out of this experience learn and yourself realign can.

Failure as an opportunity to learn and grow

This failure in permanent employment can mean, for example, that you will eventually get the Step into self-employment dares. Or: When only one person registered for my 3rd website workshop in Vienna, I finally made the decision to turn it into an online course - which 75 people had already completed a year later.

And maybe that was that from the start mapped out pathwho, because of sheer doggedness and “it has to be like that”, can be found without a strong one Push from the universe does not see clearly.

What really helped me when I seriously considered self-employment for the first time was motivational quotes. My Business plan was full of it back then! 😀 I collect the most beautiful quotes in a note in Evernote (you can find more free tools here) and today I want to give you the most inspirational quotes about failure give me on the way.

59 inspirational quotes about success and failure

Quotes about mistakes and failures:

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

Karamo Brown in "Queer Eye"

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"If you make one mistake and don't correct it, you commit a second."


“Winners aren't afraid of losing. Losers do. Failures are part of the success process. Who avoids failure, avoids success. "

Robert T. Kiyosaki

“Mistakes are not bad. But a lack of willingness to change can have dire consequences. "

John Wooden

"Write the failures in the sand, the successes chisel in stone."


“Living without failure is impossible. Unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all - which amounts to total failure. "

J.K. Rowling

"I now know that all of my past failures and frustrations have laid the foundation for the life I enjoy today."

Tony Robbins

"Success never lasts forever and failure is never final."

Mike Ditka

"Be big enough to stand up for your mistakes, smart enough to benefit from them, and strong enough to correct them."

John C. Maxwell

Quotes about lack of will:

"The difference between a successful person and others is not lack of strength or lack of knowledge, but lack of will."

Vince Lombardi

"Between being able and doing lies a sea and, on its bottom, often the failed willpower."

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

"There are more people who capitulate than those who fail."

Henry Ford

Quotes about your own attitude and positive thinking:

"Those who trust themselves to do everything will surpass others."

Chinese wisdom

"I didn't fail - I discovered 10,000 ways that didn't work."

Thomas Edison

“Happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have. It just depends on how you think. "

Dale Carnegie

"Here's a trick: stop whining."

Elizabeth Gilbert in "Big Magic"

"Knowing nothing is not a shame, but not wanting to learn anything."


"Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right."

Henry Ford

"Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm."

Winston Churchill

"You will be exactly as happy as you decide to be."


“Fear starts in the head. Courage too. "

Sandy Taikyu Kuhn Shimu

"Life begins at the end of the excuses."


Quotes about impatience:

"If you are not patient in small things, you will bring big projects to failure."


"I believe that the impatience with which you rush towards your goal is the cliff where the best people often fail."

Friedrich Holderlin

"Detours also broaden our horizons."

Ernst Ferstl

Quotes about getting started and sticking with it:

"It only takes one start, then the rest is done."


"If you start everything with a smile, you will achieve most things."

Dalai Lama

"One waits for time to change, the other tackles it and acts."

Dante Alighieri

“Whoever does what he can already do, always remains what he already is.”

Henry Ford

"Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work."

Stephen King

"You are what you do - not what you say you will do."

Carl Jung

“It is not enough to know, it is also necessary to apply; it is not enough to want, one also has to do. "

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Paths are created by walking them."

Franz Kafka

"Failures are signposts on the way to success."

C. S. Lewis

"You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great."

Zig Ziglar

“I can accept failure. Everyone fails at some point. But what I can't accept is that I didn't even try. "

Michael Jordan

"Failing after a long time is much greater than never striving for something that could justify the term 'failure'."

George Eliot

Quotes about getting up after failure:

"Anyone who tries great things is admirable, even if they fall."


“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty. "

Winston Churchill

"Our greatest fame is not never falling, but getting up every time."

Nelson Mandela

Quotes about risks and fears:

"The biggest mistake you can make in life is the constant fear of making a mistake."

Elbert Hubbard

"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."

Helen Keller

"If you calculate everything, nothing works."

Romano Prodi

"Anyone who has never failed has never tried anything new."

Albert Einstein

"A life in which you make a lot of mistakes is not only more honorable, but also more worth living than a life in which you do nothing at all."

George Bernard Shaw

"To see what is right and not do it is a lack of courage."


"If we allow ourselves to fail, we allow ourselves to surpass ourselves at the same time."

Eloise Ristad

"Everything you want is on the other side of fear."

Jack Canfield

“The biggest risk is not taking risks. In a world that is changing incredibly quickly, taking no risks is the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail. "

Mark Zuckerberg

"If you don't shoot, you'll miss 100%."

Wayne Gretzky

"For every reason it's not possible, there are hundreds of people who have faced the same circumstances and succeeded."

Jack Canfield

"Today’s accomplishments were yesterday’s impossibilities."

Robert H. Schuller

Quotes about the opinions and actions of others:

"If someone says 'You can't do that!' Remember: These are their limits, not yours."

Visual statements

"What you think of me is none of my business."

Terry Cole-Whittaker

"Someone can fall a lot, but no one will call them a 'failure' until they say someone pushed them."

Elmer G. Letterman

“It is part of growing up that you take responsibility for your successes and failures. You cannot blame others or be jealous of others' success. Anyone who interprets the success of another as their own failure leads a sick lifestyle. "

Kevin Bacon

“A person can fail many times. But he didn't fail until he blamed someone else. "

John Burroughs

"Ordinary people take great pleasure in the mistakes of great people."

Arthur Schopenhauer

"A lion doesn't care what sheep think of him."


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