Fear Of Failure Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old fear of failure quotes, fear of failure sayings, and fear of failure proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

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

A fear of weakness only strengthens weakness.

Criss Jami

Fear of failure must never be a reason not to try something.     

Frederick Smith

Don't face the fear, and you'll be its slave. Face the fear, and now you are its master. The death of fear is then certain.

Giovanni Dienstmann

There is no impossibility to him who stands prepared to conquer every hazard. The fearful are the failing.     

Sarah J. Hale

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

Winston Churchill

There is no failure except in no longer trying.     

Chris Bradford

The men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed.

Lloyd Jones

Fear of failure is a ticket to mediocrity. If you're not failing from time to time, you're not pushing yourself. And if you're not pushing yourself, you're coasting.

Eric Zorn

When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important.     

Ellen DeGeneres

If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original.

Ken Robinson

If you don't try at anything, you can't fail, it takes back bone to lead the life you want.

Richard Yates

Don't fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.

Bruce Lee

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.

George Herman “Babe” Ruth

To overcome the fear of failure, do what makes you fearful.     

Debasish Mridha

Giving up is the only sure way to fail.     

Gena Showalter

You cannot reach the pinnacle of success without overcoming the fear of failure just like you can't reach space without overcoming the attraction of gravity.

Debasish Mridha

They fail, and they alone, who have not striven.

Thomas Bailey Aldrich

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

We learn wisdom from failure much more than success. We often discover what we will do, by finding out what we will not do.     

Samuel Smiles

He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.

Napoléon Bonaparte

We shouldn't be fearful of failure because is not a monster as we think it is. It's just a training ground for those who are really striving for excellence in life.     

Euginia Herlihy

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.

Robert F. Kennedy

Those who are acquainted with failure acquire the unique ability to dare without fear of it.     

Joyce Rachelle

Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes.     

John Dewey

Failure isn't fatal, but failure to change might be.

John Wooden

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

Ellen DeGeneres

There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.

Paulo Coelho

Let the fear of failure be the background noise of your success.

Giovanni Dienstmann

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