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Influential Quotes On Success and Failure


Achieving your goal is not a straight line to success. It’s filled with dips and back steps that act as lessons to learn from. Here are 20 quotes to pick you up when you feel like you’re hitting those dips:

Hope you started your day off on the right foot! If you’re still working on your business, check out how having a vision can help you and how to overcome hardships in your marketplace. 

1. “The best way to succeed in this world is to act on the advice you give to others.”



2. “A year from now you may wish you had started today.” 

Karen Lamb


3. “To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children… to leave the world a better place… to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” 

Ralph Waldo Emerson


4. “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”  

Maya Angelou


5. “Success is most often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.” 

Coco Chanel


6. “My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with failure.” 

Abraham Lincoln


7. “Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.” 

F. Scott Fitzgerald


8. “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” ― Michael Jordan


9. “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, Antigone


10. “If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original.”
Ken Robinson


11. “Do not let arrogance go to your head and despair to your heart; do not let compliments go to your head and criticisms to your heart; do not let success go to your head and failure to your heart.” 

Roy T. Bennett


12. “Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success.” 

Robert T. Kiyosaki, Rich Dad, Poor Dad


13. “Failure is a bend in the road, not the end of the road. Learn from failure and keep moving forward.”
Roy T. Bennett


14. “Children have a lesson adults should learn, to not be ashamed of failing, but to get up and try again. Most of us adults are so afraid, so cautious, so 'safe,' and therefore so shrinking and rigid and afraid that it is why so many humans fail. Most middle-aged adults have resigned themselves to failure.” 

Malcolm X, The Autobiography of Malcolm X


15. “Giving up is the only sure way to fail.”
Gena Showalter


16. “I am struck by how sharing our weakness and difficulties is more nourishing to others than sharing our qualities and successes.” 

Jean Vanier, Community And Growth


17. “The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried.”
Stephen McCranie


18. “What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise”
Oscar Wilde


19. “How much you can learn when you fail determines how far you will go into achieving your goals.” 

Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


20. “Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It s courage that counts.” 

Vince Lombardi


Hope you started your day off on the right foot! If you’re still working on your business, check out how having a vision can help you and how to overcome hardships in your marketplace.


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