I Can Accept Failure Michael Jordan B/W
I Can Accept Failure, Michael Jordan

Failure and Success

Quotes on perseverance through adversity

It's been said that one reason people eventually stop growing and learning is they become less willing to risk failure by trying new ideas or experiences.

Change can be difficult and uncomfortable.  But if our ambitions are only to avoid the discomforts of life, we could soon find we have very little life at all.

God wants us to have the most joyful, fulfilling life possible, and sometimes that requires stepping out into the unknown.  Is there a new experience or idea you've been hesitant to pursue?

You'll never know until you try.
Charles F. Kettering
Virtually nothing comes out right the first time.
Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement.
The only time you don't want to fail is the last time you try something. . . .
one fails forward toward success.
Beverly Sills
You may be disappointed if you fail,
but you are doomed if you don't try.
Woody Allen
If you're not failing,
you're not trying anything.
Elbert Hubbard
There is no failure except
in no longer trying.
Charles F. Kettering
We need to teach highly educated people that it is not a disgrace to fail and that they must analyze every failure to find its cause.  They must learn how to fail intelligently, for failing is one of the greatest arts of the world.
Oprah Winfrey
I will tell you that there have been no failures in my life.
I don't want to sound like some metaphysical queen, but there have been no failures.
There have been some tremendous lessons.
Thomas Perkins
The entrepreneurs know that it doesn't always work.
It's not uncommon to go through a couple of failures before you hit it.
Beverly Sills
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.
George Burns
I'd rather be a failure at something I enjoy than be a success at something I hate.
B.F. Skinner
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.
Mary Pickford
If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down.
Joe Paterno
Success is never final;
failure is rarely fatal.
Ann Baxter
I wasn't afraid to fail. Something good always comes out of failure.
John Dewey
Failure is instructive. People who really think learn quite as much from their failures as from their successes.
Samuel Smiles
We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success.
We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do;
and probably those who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
Henry Ford
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently.
Charles F. Kettering
Learn how to fail intelligently.
Thomas J. Watson, Sr.
It is a common mistake to think of failure as the enemy of success.
Failure is a teacher--a harsh one, but the best. Pull your failures
to pieces looking for the reason. Put your failure to work for you.
Katherine Mansfield
When we can begin to take our failures non-seriously, it means we are ceasing to be afraid of them.
It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves.
Rosalynn Carter
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.
William Carlos Williams
What can any of us do with our talent but try to develop our vision, so that through frequent failures we may learn better what we missed in the past.