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35 great phrases of failure to recover and get ahead

35 great phrases of failure to recover and get ahead

July 19, 2024

Failure is an inherent part of life . The vital and optimistic people usually have challenges and objectives to achieve, and as life sometimes does not make it easy for us, it is possible (and even desirable) that from time to time we can not get away with our own and we can sign another failure or less sounded.

We must bear in mind that it is not possible to achieve everything that we propose. You have to accept it. Developing this tolerance to frustration will make us recompose ourselves to a failure and get ahead with renewed energy.

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Failure phrases that you should know

Throughout history, great thinkers and philosophers have spoken about failure , its characteristics and the learning that is derived from them.


In today's article we have compiled great phrases of failure so that you can understand and assimilate that, sometimes, we need not achieve what we propose to evaluate everything that we have been successful.

1. Those who resign are more numerous than those who fail. (Henry Ford)

Only those who gave the best of themselves fail.

2. There are men who do not climb after falling. (Arthur Miller)

Of course, after a fall the only worthy possibility is to get up and move on.

3. There is no failure, except when we stop trying. (Jean Paul Marat)

Phrase of failure especially famous and that we should tattoo ourselves by fire.


4. The moral code of the end of the millennium does not condemn injustice, but failure. (Eduardo Galeano)

The great Uruguayan writer reflects on the moral precepts of globalizing liberalism.

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5. We all fail to achieve our dreams of perfection, so we make a note on the basis of our splendid failure in trying to achieve the impossible. (William Faulkner)

We are too strict with ourselves.

6. Failure is a great opportunity to start again with more intelligence. (Henry Ford)

Another famous phrase about the failure of the American businessman.

7. I have not failed. I have found 10000 solutions that do not work. (Thomas Alva Edison)

The failure is quite relative, according to the great American inventor.

8. Failure is sometimes more fruitful than success. (Henry Ford)

And is that you usually learn more from defeats than from wins.


9. Each failure teaches man something he needed to learn. (Charles Dickens)

Another phrase of failure that makes us reflect on the learning linked to each negative experience.

10. The winners are very lucky. If you do not believe it, ask a fool. (Michael Levine)

Ironic famous quote about the way of thinking of people who do not know how to achieve objectives.

11. After a failure, the best-prepared plans seem absurd. (Fyodor Dostoevsky)

A bull past is easy to criticize the strategy followed.

12. I have failed in many things, but I have never been afraid. (Nadine Gordimer)

A way to face the brave life and with a great sense of responsibility.

13. Failure is the key to success. Each error teaches us something. (Morihei Ueshiba)

In line with other previous famous phrases.

14. There is nothing to learn from success (...). Everything is learned from failure. (David Bowie)

Thought of the great musician, recently deceased.

15. When you are successful, friends seem like a lot to you. On the other hand, when you fail, if you have a friend, it is also a lot. (Federico Moggia)

Sadly, the honeys of success also bring flies.

16. Failure fortifies the strong. (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)

The winning mentality is reborn when everything has gone wrong.

17. When I enter my solitary room after a failure, it does not hurt me. But if I was forced to meet my wife's questioning eyes and have to tell her that I failed again ... I could not stand it. (Johannes Brahms)

Failure hurts when we feel we have failed people we cherish.

18. We learn from failures; not the successes. (Bram Stoker)

The author of Dracula insists on the need to learn from mistakes.

19. (...) But, for me, failure meant allowing someone else to direct my life. (Kiera Cass)

Losing freedom is the real vital failure.

20. Failure concentrates the mind that is a wonder. If you do not make mistakes, you're not trying hard enough. (Jasper Fforde)

Another famous event that reminds us how important it is to optimize efforts in pursuit of objectives.

21. The canons of narrative in any medium are not completely different and the failure of loose films often falls to the exaggeration and intrusion of unjustified matters little connected to the heart of the original subject. (JRR Tolkien)

The author of The Hobbit, reflecting on the world of cinema.

22. A failure is a man who has made a mistake, but who is not able to turn it into experience. (Elbert Hubbard)

Famous quote about the behavior of people who do not know how to fit the defeats.

23. Failure is also a form of death. (Graham Greene)

A somewhat pessimistic vision.

24. The success of a minute pays the failure of years. (Robert Browning)

Glory is ephemeral, but it makes up for thousands of failures.

25. We can stop when we go up, but never when we descend. (Napoleon Bonaparte)

Metaphor to apply in our day to day.

26. Most of the failures come from wanting to bring forward the hour of success. (Loved nerve)

Patience is an absolutely essential virtue.

27. When one part of the whole falls, the rest is not sure. (Seneca)

Famous phrase of the Greek philosopher that can make us think.

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28. Some falls are the means to get up to happier situations. (William Shakespeare)

Great phrase of failure (and overcoming) of the British author.

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29. We do not succeed in celebrating successes but in overcoming failures. (Orison Swett Marden)

Great phrase of reflection about personal improvement.

30. A withdrawal is not a defeat. (Miguel de Cervantes)

If you know how to act with caution, nothing can be dishonorable.

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31. There are defeats that have more dignity than a victory. (Jorge Luis Borges)

A great thought of the Argentine author.

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32. Those who see in every disillusionment a stimulus for greater conquests, those possess the right point of view for life. (Goethe)

The mentality enunciated by Goethe is that of tireless fighters.

33. Success has many parents, but failure is orphan. (John Fitzgerald Kennedy)

On the human need to get the merits, but never the mistakes.

34. Man can be destroyed, but not defeated. (Ernest Hemingway)

A free interpretation of the reader.

35. So glorious is a beautiful retreat like a gallant attack. (Baltasar Gracian)

Another phrase after turning the page when there is no other option.


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