Success and Failure Quotes

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Success has made failures of many men.

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A minute's success pays the failure of years.

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Success teaches us nothing; only failure teaches.

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Success is a public affair.  Failure is a private funeral.

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One of the ingredients most necessary for success is failure.
— Introduction to Business: Concepts and Careers

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Failure is the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently.

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Every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success.

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Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

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To the eye of failure success is an accident with a presumption of crime.

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Success is never final and failure is never fatal.  It's courage that counts.

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The success is not mine, the failure is not mine, but the two together make me.
I'd rather be a failure at something I love than successful at something I hated.

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There's an old saying that victory has a hundred fathers and defeat is an orphan.

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Success is more dangerous than failure, the ripples break over a wider coastline.

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Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.

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Nothing fails like success because we don't learn from it.  We learn only from failure.

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Human nature is the same everywhere; it deifies success, it has nothing but scorn for defeat.

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Those who lose visualize the penalties of failure. Those who win visualize the rewards of success.

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We mount to heaven mostly on the ruins of our cherished schemes, finding our failures were successes.

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If you set your goals ridiculously high and it's a failure, you will fail above everyone else's success.

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I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure: Try to please everybody.

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Success and failure—we think of them as opposites, but they're really not.  They're companions—the hero and the sidekick.

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Failure is, in a sense, the highway to success, inasmuch as every discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true.

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The line between failure and success is so fine that we scarcely know when we pass it; so fine that we are often on the line and don't know it.

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The man who has done his level best, and who is conscious that he has done his best, is a success, even though the world may write him down as a failure.

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Failure is the foundation of success, and the means by which it is achieved.  Success is the lurking place of failure; but who can tell when the turning-place will come?

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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 he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.

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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 cruel and bitter.

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