Failing Sayings and Quotes

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

Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose - not the one you began with perhaps, but one you'll be glad to remember.     

Anne Sullivan Macy

The answer lies in preventing failures not in looking for better ways to fix the children who are failing.     

William Glasser

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

You're never a failure until you fail to get up.     

Evel Knievel

You have to stop yourself from even thinking about failing.     

Julie Taymor

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

John Wooden

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 fail by default.     

J.K. Rowling

You don't go into anything contemplating failure, because if you did, you wouldn't make it.     

Simon Cowell

The secret to failing isn't failing; the secret to failing is failing forward.     

Royce White

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Abraham Lincoln

We will all fail in life, but nobody has to be a failure. Failing at a thing doesn't make you a failure. You are only a failure when you quit trying.     

Joyce Meyer

When you are offended at anyone's fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. By attending to them, you will forget your anger and learn to live wisely.     

Marcus Aurelius

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

Coco Chanel

It is not a disgrace to fail. Failing is one of the greatest arts in the world.     

Charles Kettering

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.     


Without failing at one thing, there won't be an opportunity to try again, learn and grow. Life isn't static but dynamic. Learn to embrace whatever situation you may face and strive to overcome. Believe in yourself, knowing your best is yet to come.     

Kemi Sogunle

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

Coco Chanel

If you aren't failing, you aren't trying.     

Woody Allen

Failing is what we do, or stumbling is what we do on a daily basis.     

Sandra Bullock

Failing isn't bad when you learn what not to do.     

Albert Einstein

Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.     

Elon Musk

Failing to plan is planning to fail.     

Alan Lakein

Failure is not an option. Failure is necessary. We try. We fail. We learn. We adjust.     

Craig Groeschel

You will fail many times but in failing you'll learn and in learning you'll find your way. Remember, there are no mistakes in life but only lessons, and lessons will keep on repeating until learned.     

Paulo Coelho

Failing doesn't have to mean not succeeding,     

Astro Teller

Don't be afraid to fail. Don't waste energy trying to cover up failure. Learn from your failures and go on to the next challenge. It's OK to fail. If you're not failing, you're not growing.     

H. Stanley Judd

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

Henry Ford

One of the greatest weaknesses in most of us is our lack of faith in ourselves. One of our common failings is to depreciate our tremendous worth.     

L. Tom Perry

If you are not failing now and again, its a sign you are not doing anything very innovative.     

Woody Allen