47 Quotes on the Fear of Failure & Overcoming It

Failure Quotes

Fear can lead to failure, and failure can lead to depression, loss of confidence and real life impact in a negative way. Overcome your fears, become comfortable with failure and learn from it with these empowering quotes about failure.

Failure Quotes

There is no doubt in my mind that there are many ways to be a winner, but there is really only one way to be a loser and that is to fail and not look beyond the failure.

“There is no doubt in my mind that there are many ways to be a winner, but there is really only one way to be a loser and that is to fail and not look beyond the failure.” – Kyle Rote Jr

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

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

Failure is nature’s plan to prepare you for great responsibilities.

“Failure is nature’s plan to prepare you for great responsibilities.” – Napoleon Hill

If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.

“If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.” – H.G. Wells

The truth is that our mind needs failure! No great inventions would have come into existence without failure.

“The truth is that our mind needs failure! No great inventions would have come into existence without failure.” – Thibaut Meurisse

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.

“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.” – Beverly Sills

Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.

“Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” – Oprah Winfrey

Everybody, at some point in their life, has fallen down and not felt like getting back up, but you have to, no matter how difficult it is.

“Everybody, at some point in their life, has fallen down and not felt like getting back up, but you have to, no matter how difficult it is.” – Charlie Hunnam

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

“If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.” – James Cameron

Failure is success in progress.

“Failure is success in progress.” – Albert Einstein

Don’t bury your failures, let them inspire you.

“Don’t bury your failures, let them inspire you.” – Robert Kiyosaki

One who fears failure limits his activities.

“One who fears failure limits his activities.” – Henry Ford

Failure is when you talk yourself out of becoming something amazing.

“Failure is when you talk yourself out of becoming something amazing.” – Rudy Francisco

If you didn’t succeed, it’s just as important to keep in mind that there has never been a success story without failure and lessons along the way.

“If you didn’t succeed, it’s just as important to keep in mind that there has never been a success story without failure and lessons along the way.” – Eric Christian

It’s not how far you fall, but how high you bounce that counts.

“It’s not how far you fall, but how high you bounce that counts.” – Zig Ziglar

Remember that failure is an event, not a person.

“Remember that failure is an event, not a person.” – Zig Ziglar

For every failure, there’s an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.

“For every failure, there’s an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.” – Mary Kay Ash

It’s only when you risk failure that you discover things. When you play it safe, you’re not expressing the utmost of your human experience.

“It’s only when you risk failure that you discover things. When you play it safe, you’re not expressing the utmost of your human experience.” – Lupita Nyong’o

There is no thing as failure, only learning experiences.

“There is no thing as failure, only learning experiences.” – Anonymous

Fear regret more than failure.

“Fear regret more than failure.” – Taryn Rose

My grandmother once told me, ‘Don’t let failure go to your heart and don’t let success go to your head.’

“My grandmother once told me, ‘Don’t let failure go to your heart and don’t let success go to your head.’” – Will Smith

Failure? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks.

“Failure? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks.” – Dottie Walters

Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time to figure out whether you like it or not.

“Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time to figure out whether you like it or not.” – Virgil Thomson

Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.

“Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” – Richard Branson

It is no fun to fail, but you must pick yourself up and get back in the race. The only way you can grow is to challenge yourself beyond your present circumstances.

“It is no fun to fail, but you must pick yourself up and get back in the race. The only way you can grow is to challenge yourself beyond your present circumstances.” – Les Brown

There are many victories worse than a defeat.

“There are many victories worse than a defeat.” – George Eliot

An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.

“An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.” – Edwin Land

Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.

“Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.” – George Edward Woodberry

Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.

“Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.” – Donald Trump

If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really lost.

“If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really lost.” – Zig Ziglar

Honesty is the fastest way to prevent a mistake from turning into a failure.

“Honesty is the fastest way to prevent a mistake from turning into a failure.” – James Altucher

There’s no reason to fear (temporary) failure. What others may call a failure is only a temporary setback if you really believe in your dreams.

“There’s no reason to fear (temporary) failure. What others may call a failure is only a temporary setback if you really believe in your dreams.” – Kory Livingstone

You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.

“You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” – Richard Branson

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

You are right, I do fall down a lot. But that wouldn’t be true if I never stood back up.

“You are right, I do fall down a lot. But that wouldn’t be true if I never stood back up.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas A. Edison

Sometimes failure is the beginning of success.

“Sometimes failure is the beginning of success.” – Astrid Scholte

Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.

“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” – Og Mandino

The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.

“The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.” – Henry Ford

So start to change your mind, that a failure can be kind, If we allow ourselves to learn from it.

“So start to change your mind, that a failure can be kind, If we allow ourselves to learn from it.” – Julie Hebert

I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.

“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” – Michael Jordan

Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will.

“Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will.” – Suzy Kassem

There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period.

“There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period.” – Brene Brown

Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.

“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” – Napoleon Hill

When we give ourselves permission to fail, we, at the same time, give ourselves permission to excel.

“When we give ourselves permission to fail, we, at the same time, give ourselves permission to excel.” – Eloise Ristad

We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes.

“We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes.” – Arianna Huffington

A man may fail many times but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.

“A man may fail many times but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.” – John Burroughs

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