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10 Inspirational Quotes to Overcome Failure

To round off this week’s theme of exploring failure I thought I’d share a list of 10 inspirational quotes to help you dust yourself off when the inevitable happens. I hope these are going to be of use to you. I personally always find inspiration in a good quote.

Failure is an event, never a person. – William D. Brown

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

Don’t be discouraged by a failure. It can be a positive experience. 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, and every fresh experience points out some form of error which we shall afterwards carefully avoid. – John Keats (1795 – 1821)

If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down but the staying down. – Mary Pickford (1893 – 1979)

You always pass failure on the way to success. – Mickey Rooney

We all have a few failures under our belt. It’s what makes us ready for the successes. – Randy K. Milholland, Midnight Macabre, 10-18-05

Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.  – Sir Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965)

A minute’s success pays the failure of years. – Robert Browning (1812 – 1889)

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. – Thomas A. Edison (1847 – 1931)

Good people are good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure. – William Saroyan (1908 – 1981)

Of course these aren’t the be all and end all of quotes on failure. Do you have a favourite that I haven’t mentioned? How have you found the inspiration to overcome your own failures? Please comment and let us know.

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