You never fail until you stop trying.
In the lexicon of youth, which Fate reserves for a bright manhood, there is no such word As—fail!Lytton
It's not hard to stand behind one's successes. But to accept responsibility for one's failures... that is devishly hard!
I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest.john keats
There is not a fiercer hell than the failure in a great object.
With engineering, I view this year's failure as next year's opportunity to try it again. Failures are not something to be avoided. You want to have them happen as quickly as you can so you can make progress rapidly.
Every failure is a step to success. Every detection of what is false directs us towards what is true: every trial exhausts some tempting form of error. Not only so; but scarcely any attempt is entirely a failure; scarcely any theory, the result of steady thought, is altogether false; no tempting form of Error is without some latent charm derived from Truth.william whewell
Failure is an event, not a person. Yesterday ended last night.zig ziglar
Stop thinking of failing.
[Oxford] Home of lost causes, and forsaken beliefs and unpopular names and impossible loyalties.Matthew Arnold
Greatly begin! Though thou have time But for a line, be that sublime— Not failure, but low aim is crime.james russell lowell
You may boldly say, you did not plough Or trust the barren and ungrateful sands With the fruitful grain of your religious counsels.Philip Massinger
If this fail, The pillar'd firmament is rottenness, And earth's base built on stubble.john milton
Allow me to offer my congratulations on the truly admirable skill you have shown in keeping clear of the mark. Not to have hit once in so many trials, argues the most splendid talents for missing.thomas de quincey
How are the mighty fallen!
Don't fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.bruce lee
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.
Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.og mandino
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.Henry Ford
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.b. f. skinner