Famously Successful People Speak

21 Success & Failure Quotes! Yes!

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“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” — Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” — Winston Churchill

“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” — Truman Capote

Truman Capote

“Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” — Coco Chanel

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

Henry Ford

“We are all failures — at least the best of us are.” — J.M. Barrie

“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.” — Theodore Roosevelt

Teddy Roosevelt

“Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald

“All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride.” ― Sophocles


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

“When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important.” — Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres

“The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.” — Colin R. Davis

“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” — Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

“Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion.” — Tony Hsieh

“If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.” — Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt

“The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.” — Barack Obama

Barack Obama

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” — Colin Powell

“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” — Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee

“I never dreamed about success, I worked for it.” — Estee Lauder

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” — Walt Disney

Walt Disney

What is your favorite quote about success or failure?

Entrepreneur, writer, editor, book coach, cat lover, weirdo, optimist. Author of “Write. Get Paid. Repeat.” & “Concept to Conclusion.” jyssicaschwartz.com

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