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50 inspirational failure quotes about getting back up

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Our latest collection of inspirational failure quotes on Everyday Power Blog. Enjoy!

Are you afraid to do something because you think you’ll fail? One of the biggest fears people have in their lives is failure.

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Some are afraid they won’t succeed if they try something new while others are afraid that they might never “make it” pursuing what they’re passionate about.

It’s this fear of failure that stops many people from doing the things that can move them forward to achieve their goals.

Unfortunately, whether you like it or not, failure is part of life. Actually, it is impossible to live without failing at something. The only way you can avoid failure is if you never try anything new.

Life is too short to let the fear of failure stop you from pursuing your dreams and living your best life. In this regard, here are some great failure quotes that will inspire you to get back up each time you fall.


Inspirational failure quotes about getting back up


1.) “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill


2.) “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison


3.) “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert F. Kennedy


4.) “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” – Og Mandino


5.) “Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.”– Confucius


6.) “Success is measured by how high you bounce when you hit bottom” – George S. Patton


7.) “It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.”― Theodore Roosevelt


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


9.) “Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.”-  Richard Branson


10.) “Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” – Nelson Mandela


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11.) “There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period.” – Brene Brown


12.) “It’s failure that gives you the proper perspective on success.” – Ellen DeGeneres


13.) “I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” —Michael Jordan


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


15.) “When everything seems to be going against you remember that an airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford


16.) “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” – Samuel Beckett


17.) “Winners never quit. And quitters never win.” – Vince Lombardi


18.) “If you didn’t succeed, it’s just as important to keep in mind that there has never been a success story without failure and lessons along the way.” – Eric Christian


19.) “There is no doubt in my mind that there are many ways to be a winner, but there is really only one way to be a loser and that is to fail and not look beyond the failure.” – Kyle Rote Jr


20.) “One fails forward toward success.” – Charles Kettering


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21.) “Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” – Coco Chanel


22.) “Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” – Jack Canfield


23.) “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


24.) “Don’t bury your failures, let them inspire you.” – Robert Kiyosaki


25.) “It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” – Bill Gates


26.) “You were not made for failure, you were made for victory. Go forward with a joyful confidence.” – George Eliot


27.) “Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.”– C. S. Lewis


28.) “An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he’s in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots.”– Charles F. Kettering


29.) “When we give ourselves permission to fail, we, at the same time, give ourselves permission to excel.”– Eloise Ristad


30.) “Failure is nature’s plan to prepare you for great responsibilities.”– Napoleon Hill


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31.) “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill


32.) “Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.” – Donald Trump


33.) “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” – Henry Ford


34.) “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein


35.) “If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really lost.” —Zig Ziglar


36.) “We’re born with success. It is only others who point out our failures, and what they attribute to us as failure.” – Whoopi Goldberg


37.) “There is no thing as failure, only learning experiences.” – Anonymous


38.) “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” ― Truman Capote


39.) “A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions–as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all.”  ― Friedrich Nietzsche


40.) “Failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” – Anonymous


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41.) “Honesty is the fastest way to prevent a mistake from turning into a failure.” – James Altucher


42.) “I can’t give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time.” ― Herbert Bayard Swope


43.) “Fear regret more than failure.” – Taryn Rose


44.) “Success is not a good teacher, failure makes you humble.” – Shah Rukh Khan


45.) “We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes.” – Arianna Huffington


46.) “I’ve failed over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan


47.) “The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.” – Henry Ford


48.) “Failure is so important. We speak about success all the time. It is the ability to resist failure or use failure that often leads to greater success. I’ve met people who don’t want to try for fear of failing.” – J.K. Rowling


49.) “Failure is enriching. It’s also important to accept that you’ll make mistakes—it’s how you build your expertise. The trick is to learn a positive lesson from all of life’s negative moments.” – Alain Ducasse


50.)  “Just because you fail once doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything.” – Marilyn Monroe


Were you inspired by these failure quotes?

Everyone is guaranteed to have failure at some point in their lives. The easiest way to prevail in times of failure is to learn from your mistakes.

Each failure is an opportunity to move closure to success. So although not easy, it’s upon you to get back up each time you fail at something.

Hopefully, these inspirational failure quotes have motivated you to get back up as soon as possible.

Did you enjoy these quotes about failure? Which inspirational failure quotes were your favorite? We would love to hear all about it in the comment section below.


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    David Dilworth

    September 10, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    Nicely arranged.
    Thank you.
    These are excellent quotes. Inspiring for me and for all time.

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