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Best 200 Success After Failure Quotes



Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.
Pele

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
Colin Powell

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
Winston Churchill

Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.
Albert Einstein

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.
Henry Ford

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.
Bruce Lee

A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success.  
Joyce Brothers

In all our deeds, the proper value and respect for time determines success or failure.
Malcolm X

Success isn't always about greatness. It's about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.  
Dwayne Johnson

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

Ultimately, leadership is not about glorious crowning acts. It's about keeping your team focused on a goal and motivated to do their best to achieve it, especially when the stakes are high and the consequences really matter. It is about laying the groundwork for others' success, and then standing back and letting them shine.
Chris Hadfield

The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
Vince Lombardi

One fails forward toward success.
Charles Kettering

Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.
Bobby Unser

Some of the best lessons we ever learn are learned from past mistakes. The error of the past is the wisdom and success of the future.
Dale Turner

There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.
Malcolm X


  Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
Helen Keller

Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.
Colin Powell

A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success!
Doug Larson

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
Albert Schweitzer

Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.
Bill Gates

A dreaded society is not a civilized society. The most progressive and powerful society in the civilized sense, is a society which has recognized its ethos, and come to terms with the past and the present, with religion and science. With modernism and mysticism, with materialism and spirituality; a society free of tension, a society rich in culture. Such a society cannot come with hocus-pocus formulas and with fraud. It has to flow from the depth of a divine search.
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto 


With faith, discipline and selfless devotion to duty, there is nothing worthwhile that you cannot achieve.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Success comes to those who dedicate everything to their passion in life. To be successful, it is also very important to be humble and never let fame or money travel to your head.
A. R. Rahman

Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success.
David Joseph Schwartz

Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.
Benjamin Franklin

At the end of the day, you are solely responsible for your success and your failure. And the sooner you realize that, you accept that, and integrate that into your work ethic, you will start being successful. As long as you blame others for the reason you aren't where you want to be, you will always be a failure.
Erin Cummings

If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.
Henry Ford

It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
Bill Gates

Think 100 times before you take a decision, But once that decision is taken, stand by it as one man. Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday's success or put its failures behind and start over again. That's the way life is, with a new game every day, and that's the way baseball is.
Bob Feller

Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.
Arthur Ashe

Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.
Oscar Wilde

Focused, hard work is the real key to success. Keep your eyes on the goal, and just keep taking the next step towards completing it. If you aren't sure which way to do something, do it both ways and see which works better.
John Carmack

The starting point of all achievement is desire.
Napoleon Hill

Money won't create success, the freedom to make it will.
Nelson Mandela

Before you can become a millionaire, you must learn to think like one. You must learn how to motivate yourself to counter fear with courage. Making critical decisions about your career, business, investments and other resources conjures up fear, fear that is part of the process of becoming a financial success.
Thomas J. Stanley

A passionate belief in your business and personal objectives can make all the difference between success and failure. If you aren't proud of what you're doing, why should anybody else be?
Richard Branson

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

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
Henry Ford

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
Thomas A. Edison

Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure.
Paulo Coelho

Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.
Steve Jobs

Honesty is the fastest way to prevent a mistake from turning into a failure.
James Altucher

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

You have to be able to accept failure to get better.
LeBron James

Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something.
Morihei Ueshiba

A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.
B. F. Skinner

It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.

Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.
Colin Powell

Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.  
Napoleon Hill

My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure. Abraham Lincoln

Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.
John Wooden

Failure is a word unknown to me.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah

A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.
Malcolm X


Failure is a great teacher, and I think when you make mistakes and you recover from them and you treat them as valuable learning experiences, then you've got something to share.
Steve Harvey

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

The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
Theodore Roosevelt

Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit. Napoleon Hill

Tragedy in life normally comes with betrayal and compromise, and trading on your integrity and not having dignity in life. That's really where failure comes.
Tom Cochrane

Being human means you will make mistakes. And you will make mistakes, because failure is God's way of moving you in another direction.
Oprah Winfrey

You're not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it.
Malcolm X


Success and failure are both part of life. Both are not permanent.
Shahrukh Khan

Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.
Richard Branson

I don't want the fear of failure to stop me from doing what I really care about.
Emma Watson

Why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me.
J. K. Rowling

We all have anxiety about things. We all have little insecurities, but eventually you have to face your fears if you want to be successful, and everybody has some fear of failure.
Nick Saban

Don't be afraid of missing opportunities. Behind every failure is an opportunity somebody wishes they had missed.
Lily Tomlin

In a crowded marketplace, fitting in is a failure. In a busy marketplace, not standing out is the same as being invisible.
Seth Godin

Children love and want to be loved and they very much prefer the joy of accomplishment to the triumph of hateful failure. Do not mistake a child for his symptom.
Erik Erikson

Failure is only postponed success as long as courage 'coaches' ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.
Herbert Kaufman

We need to accept that we won't always make the right decisions, that we'll screw up royally sometimes - understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it's part of success.
Arianna Huffington

Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it.
Malcolm X


The guns and the bombs, the rockets and the warships, are all symbols of human failure.
Lyndon B. Johnson

Failure is success if we learn from it.
Malcolm Forbes

Failure happens all the time. It happens every day in practice. What makes you better is how you react to it.
Mia Hamm

Failure means a stripping away of the inessential.
J. K. Rowling

Fear of failure, it's the greatest motivational tool. It drives me and drives me and drives me.
Jerry West

Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities. Walter Scott

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

Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough
Og Mandino

Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.
Colin Powell

I have learned that only two things are necessary to keep one's wife happy. First, let her think she's having her own way. And second, let her have it.
Lyndon B. Johnson

Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.
Oprah Winfrey

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

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
Henry Ford

If you have no critics you'll likely have no success.
Malcolm X

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
Calvin Coolidge

Until justice is blind to color, until education is unaware of race, until opportunity is unconcerned with the color of men's skins, emancipation will be a proclamation but not a fact.
Lyndon B. Johnson

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
Thomas A. Edison

Success is not a good teacher, failure makes you humble.
Shah Rukh Khan

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

At the end of the day, you are solely responsible for your success and your failure. And the sooner you realize that, you accept that, and integrate that into your work ethic, you will start being successful. As long as you blame others for the reason you aren't where you want to be, you will always be a failure.
Erin Cummings

Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure.
Paulo Coelho

You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.
Johnny Cash

Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.
Steve Jobs

It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
Bill Gates

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt

Honesty is the fastest way to prevent a mistake from turning into a failure.
James Altucher

A passionate belief in your business and personal objectives can make all the difference between success and failure. If you aren't proud of what you're doing, why should anybody else be?
Richard Branson

Your personal life, your professional life, and your creative life are all intertwined. I went through a few very difficult years where I felt like a failure. But it was actually really important for me to go through that. Struggle, for me, is the most inspirational thing in the world at the end of the day - as long as you treat it that way.
Skylar Grey

Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something.
Morihei Ueshiba

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

You have to be able to accept failure to get better.
LeBron James

It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.
J. K. Rowling

A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.
B. F. Skinner

There can be no failure to a man who has not lost his courage, his character, his self respect, or his self-confidence. He is still a King.
Orison Swett Marden

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

Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.
Colin Powell

Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.
Wilma Rudolph

Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.
Napoleon Hill

'No one can make you successful; the will to success comes from within.' I've made this my motto. I've internalized it to the point of understanding that the success of my actions and/or endeavors doesn't depend on anyone else, and that includes a possible failure.
Fabrizio Moreira

I have self-doubt. I have insecurity. I have fear of failure. I have nights when I show up at the arena and I'm like, 'My back hurts, my feet hurt, my knees hurt. I don't have it. I just want to chill.' We all have self-doubt. You don't deny it, but you also don't capitulate to it. You embrace it.
Kobe Bryant

My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Abraham Lincoln

A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.
Elbert Hubbard

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
James Joyce

You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give.
E. O. Wilson

True leaders don't invest in buildings. Jesus never built a building. They invest in people. Why? Because success without a successor is failure. So your legacy should not be in buildings, programs, or projects; your legacy must be in people.
Myles Munroe

Success is not the absence of failure; it's the persistence through failure.
Aisha Tyler

Enjoy failure and learn from it. You can never learn from success.
James Dyson

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

Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success.
C. S. Lewis

Your attitude towards failure determines your altitude after failure.
John C. Maxwell

We all learn lessons in life. Some stick, some don't. I have always learned more from rejection and failure than from acceptance and success.
Henry Rollins

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Thomas A. Edison

The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure.
John C. Maxwell

Treat failure as a lesson on how not to approach achieving a goal, and then use that learning to improve your chances of success when you try again. Failure is only the end if you decide to stop.
Richard Branson

Without failure there is no achievement.
John C. Maxwell

The tragedy of life is often not in our failure, but rather in our complacency; not in our doing too much, but rather in our doing too little; not in our living above our ability, but rather in our living below our capacities.
Benjamin E. Mays

Success is often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.
Coco Chanel

Part of being a man is learning to take responsibility for your successes and for your failures. You can't go blaming others or being jealous. Seeing somebody else's success as your failure is a cancerous way to live.
Kevin Bacon

A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.
John Burroughs

Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.
Confucius

Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive.
Andy Grove

There is no such thing as failure. There are only results.
Tony Robbins

One of the most basic factors in sports is that winning becomes a habit, and losing is the same way. When failure starts to feel normal in your life or your work or even your darkest vices, you won't have to go looking for trouble, because trouble will find you. Count on it.
Hunter S. Thompson

A man who has never made a woman angry is a failure in life.
Christopher Morley

There's a silly notion that failure's not an option at NASA. Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.
Elon Musk

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

Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.
John Wooden

Failure at some point in your life is inevitable, but giving up is unforgivable.
Joe Biden

An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.
Edwin Land

Success is not built on success. It's built on failure. It's built on frustration. Sometimes its built on catastrophe.
Sumner Redstone

But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
Ernest Hemingway

Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.
Douglas MacArthur

Whether you're successful or not, you'll never actually feel the joys of accomplishment unless you love yourself. Success can be very difficult to deal with. You have to stay in the center. If you let your success define you, then you're really just setting yourself up for failure.
Goldie Hawn

Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.
Amelia Earhart

You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure.
Zig Ziglar

If you look at great human civilizations, from the Roman Empire to the Soviet Union, you will see that most do not fail simply due to external threats but because of internal weakness, corruption, or a failure to manifest the values and ideals they espouse.
Cory Booker

Failure is a great teacher, and I think when you make mistakes and you recover from them and you treat them as valuable learning experiences, then you've got something to share.
Steve Harvey

Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts.
John Wooden

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

The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
Theodore Roosevelt

If you learn from defeat, you haven't really lost.
Zig Ziglar

Engineering is achieving function while avoiding failure.
Henry Petroski

You must accept that you might fail; then, if you do your best and still don't win, at least you can be satisfied that you've tried. If you don't accept failure as a possibility, you don't set high goals, you don't branch out, you don't try - you don't take the risk.
Rosalynn Carter

Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.
Napoleon Hill

Tragedy in life normally comes with betrayal and compromise, and trading on your integrity and not having dignity in life. That's really where failure comes.
Tom Cochrane

Being human means you will make mistakes. And you will make mistakes, because failure is God's way of moving you in another direction.
Oprah Winfrey

Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.
Richard Branson

There's always failure. And there's always disappointment. And there's always loss. But the secret is learning from the loss, and realizing that none of those holes are vacuums.
Michael J. Fox

I thank God for my failures. Maybe not at the time but after some reflection. I never feel like a failure just because something I tried has failed.
Dolly Parton

Success and failure are both part of life. Both are not permanent.
Shahrukh Khan

We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.
Rudyard Kipling

It's best to have failure happen early in life. It wakes up the Phoenix bird in you so you rise from the ashes.
Anne Baxter

Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.
Louis E. Boone

I've had a lot of success; I've had failures, so I learn from the failure.
Gordon Ramsay

Success or failure depends more upon attitude than upon capacity successful men act as though they have accomplished or are enjoying something. Soon it becomes a reality. Act, look, feel successful, conduct yourself accordingly, and you will be amazed at the positive results.
William James

Not failure, but low aim, is crime.
James Russell Lowell

Failure isn't an option. I've erased the word 'fear' from my vocabulary, and I think when you erase fear, you can't fail.
Alicia Keys

Why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me.
J. K. Rowling

I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
Albert Einstein

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

Failure is success if we learn from it.
Malcolm Forbes

Fear seems to have many causes. Fear of loss, fear of failure, fear of being hurt, and so on, but ultimately all fear is the ego's fear of death, of annihilation. To the ego, death is always just around the corner. In this mind-identified state, fear of death affects every aspect of your life.
Eckhart Tolle

When you believe in your dream and your vision, then it begins to attract its own resources. No one was born to be a failure.
Myles Munroe

We all have anxiety about things. We all have little insecurities, but eventually you have to face your fears if you want to be successful, and everybody has some fear of failure.
Nick Saban

As an entrepreneur, I've come across countless articles and quotes proudly telling me that I should accept failure, smile, and keep my head up. In other words, I've been told to stay positive. The thing is, when you're forced to shut down a business and let really awesome people you care about go, staying positive is the last thing on your mind.
John Rampton

Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.
Zig Ziglar

Failure happens all the time. It happens every day in practice. What makes you better is how you react to it.
Mia Hamm

Never be afraid to fail. Failure is only a stepping stone to improvement. Never be overconfident because that will block your improvement.
Tony Jaa

Failure means a stripping away of the inessential.
J. K. Rowling

Don't be afraid of missing opportunities. Behind every failure is an opportunity somebody wishes they had missed.
Lily Tomlin

Having the positive belief that it will all be O.K. just means that you hustle and make it work because failure is not even an option in your own mind.
Natalie Massenet

Fear of failure, it's the greatest motivational tool. It drives me and drives me and drives me.
Jerry West

Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities.
Walter Scott

If something's important enough, you should try. Even if you - the probable outcome is failure.
Elon Musk

In a crowded marketplace, fitting in is a failure. In a busy marketplace, not standing out is the same as being invisible.
Seth Godin

Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure.
Benjamin Disraeli

Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
Denis Waitley

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

I think you have to try and fail, because failure gets you closer to what you're good at.
Louis C. K.

Achievement is not always success, while reputed failure often is. It is honest endeavor, persistent effort to do the best possible under any and all circumstances.
Orison Swett Marden

Every great work, every big accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often just before the big achievement, comes apparent failure and discouragement.
Florence Scovel Shinn

Laziness is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails.
Robert Half

Children love and want to be loved and they very much prefer the joy of accomplishment to the triumph of hateful failure. Do not mistake a child for his symptom.
Erik Erikson

Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day.
Jim Rohn

Failure is only postponed success as long as courage 'coaches' ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.
Herbert Kaufman

We need to accept that we won't always make the right decisions, that we'll screw up royally sometimes - understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it's part of success.
Arianna Huffington

At the end of the day I have always seen the end of my relationships as a personal failure. There is nothing ever pretty in saying goodbye.
Elisabetta Canalis

You know, failure hurts. Any kind of failure stings. If you live in the sting, you will - undoubtedly - fail. My way of getting past the sting is to say no, I'm just not going to let this get me down.
Sonia Sotomayor

Elegance is not a dispensable luxury but a factor that decides between success and failure.
Edsger Dijkstra