21 Quotes About Failing Fearlessly

‘The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.’
July 21, 2016

The road to success includes failing with purpose—using failure and mistakes as a continuous opportunity to reflect, review and rise again. Here are 21 quotes to inspire you to fail fearlessly.

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21 Quotes About Failing Fearlessly

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


21 Quotes About Failing Fearlessly

2. “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 have failed by default.” —J. K. Rowling


21 Quotes About Failing Fearlessly

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


21 Quotes About Failing Fearlessly

4. “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson


21 Quotes About Failing Fearlessly

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


21 Quotes About Failing Fearlessly

6. “If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.—Woody Allen


21 Quotes About Failing Fearlessly

7. “What matters is this: Being fearless of failure arms you to break the rules. In doing so, you may change the culture and just possibly, for a moment, change life itself.” —Malcolm Mclaren


21 Quotes About Failing Fearlessly

8. “I don’t believe in failure. It is not failure if you enjoyed the process.” —Oprah Winfrey


21 Quotes About Failing Fearlessly

9. “A minute’s success pays the failure of years.” —Robert Browning


21 Quotes About Failing Fearlessly

10. “We’re born with success. It is only others who point out our failures, and what they attribute to us as failure.” —Whoopi Goldberg


21 Quotes About Failing Fearlessly

11. “I’ve probably earned the right to screw up a few times. I don’t want the fear of failure to stop me from doing what I really care about.” —Emma Watson


21 Quotes About Failing Fearlessly

12. “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


21 Quotes About Failing Fearlessly

13. “The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure.” —John C. Maxwell


21 Quotes About Failing Fearlessly

14. “Failure isn’t fatal, but failure to change might be.” —John Wooden


21 Quotes About Failing Fearlessly

15. “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” —Henry Ford


21 Quotes About Failing Fearlessly

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


21 Quotes About Failing Fearlessly

17. “A failure doesn’t mean you are unworthy, nor does it preclude success on the next try.” —Leonard Mlodinow


21 Quotes About Failing Fearlessly

18. “I was afraid of being a failure, of not having the best time or of being chicken. But every year I get older I think, What was I fearing last year? You forget. And then you move on.” —Sandra Bullock


21 Quotes About Failing Fearlessly

19. “Failure doesn’t kill you... it increases your desire to make something happen.” —Kevin Costner


21 Quotes About Failing Fearlessly

20. “You don’t go into anything contemplating failure, because if you did, you wouldn’t make it.” —Simon Cowell


21 Quotes About Failing Fearlessly

21. “Don’t think of it as failure. Think of it as time-released success.—Robert Orben

 

Related: 5 Ways to Reframe Failure

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