Selected Quotes about Success & Failure

I never thought of losing, but now that it' s happened, the only thing is to do it right. That's my obligation to all the people who believe in me. We all have to take defeats in life. -- Muhammad Ali

Eighty percent of success is showing up. -- Woody Allen

If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded. -- Maya Angelou

For every failure, there's an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour. -- Mary Kay Ash

To believe in yourself and to follow your dreams, to have goals in life and a drive to succeed, and to surround yourself with the things and the people that make you happy - this is success! -- Sasha Azevedo

There is much to be said for failure. It is much more interesting than success. -- Max Beerbohm

I don't deserve this award, but I have arthritis and I don't deserve that either. -- Jack Benny

A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him. -- David Brinkley

Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success. -- Joyce Brothers

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

They never fail who die in a great cause. -- George Gordon Byron

The important thing to recognize is that it takes a team, and the team ought to get credit for the wins and the losses. Successes have many fathers, failures have none. -- Philip Caldwell

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

Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. -- Sir Winston Churchill

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone. -- Bill Cosby

The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents. -- Salvador Dali

Defeat never comes to any man until he admits it. -- Josephus Daniels

Confidence is the hinge on the door to success. -- Mary O'Hare Dumas

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that don’t work. -- Thomas Alva Edison

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

The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed. -- Henry Ford

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

The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail. -- Napoleon Hill

The moral flabbiness born of the exclusive worship of the bitch-goddess SUCCESS. That - with the squalid cash interpretation put on the word 'success' - is our national disease. -- William James

I know fear is an obstacle for some people, but it is an illusion to me. . .Failure always made me try harder next time. -- Michael Jordan

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. -- Robert Francis Kennedy

Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down. -- Charles Franklin Kettering

The Lord gave us two ends -- one to sit on and the other to think with. Success depends on which one we use the most. -- Ann Landers

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

Success is that old ABC -- ability, breaks, and courage. -- Charles Luckman

No man succeeds without a good woman behind him. Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed. -- Harold MacMillan

When a man feels throbbing within him the power to do what he undertakes as well as it can possibly be done, and all of his faculties say "amen" to what he is doing, and give their unqualified approval to his efforts, - this is happiness, this is success. -- Orison Swett Marden

The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic, and self-complacent is erroneous, on the contrary, it makes them for the most part, humble, tolerant, and kind. Failure makes people bitter and cruel. -- W. Somerset Maugham

It's not enough that I should succeed -- others should fail. -- David Merrick

Success: Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting. -- Christopher Morley

We must be the epitome - the embodiment - of success. We must radiate success before it will come to us. We must first become mentally, from an attitude standpoint, the people we wish to become. -- Earl Nightingale

I concede! -- Richard Milhous Nixon

The secret to success is to know something nobody else knows. -- Aristotle Onassis

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

Would that there were an award for people who come to understand the concept of enough. Good enough. Successful enough. Thin enough. Rich enough. Socially responsible enough. When you have self-respect you have enough . . . -- Gail Sheehy

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try. -- Beverly Sills

The only time you don't fail is the last time you try anything -- and it works. -- William Strong

One only gets to the top rung of the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you--suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, 'Well, I'll have a go, too'. -- Margaret Thatcher

Men are born to succeed, not to fail. -- Henry David Thoreau

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it. -- Henry David Thoreau

Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world. -- Lily Tomlin

The way to succeed is to double your error rate. -- Thomas J. Watson

Success in almost any field depends more on energy and drive than it does on intelligence. This explains why we have so many stupid leaders. -- Sloan Wilson

Nothing recedes like success. -- Walter Winchell

I'm not a star!!! A star is nothing but a ball of gas!!! -- Elijah Wood

Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure. -- George E. Woodberry

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