28 Inspiring Quotes About Life, Failure, & Never Giving Up

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Quotes on Quitting

At some point we all feel like quitting, giving up, throwing the monopoly board, or taking our ball and going home. Here are some encouraging quotes from some of the greatest thinkers and achievers of our time to keep you motivated.

Inspiring Quotes About Life, Failure, & Never Giving Up


“There is no such thing as failure. There are only results.” – Tony Robbins

“Whatever happens, take responsibility.” – Tony Robbins

“Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.” – Bruce Lee

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

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

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas A. Edison

“Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison

“Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.” – Thomas A. Edison

“They say President Wilson has blundered. Perhaps he has, but I notice he usually blunders forward.” – Thomas A. Edison

“To have a great idea, have a lot of them.” – Thomas A. Edison

“When I have fully decided that a result is worth getting I go ahead of it and make trial after trial until it comes.” – Thomas A. Edison

“What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other’s folly — that is the first law of nature.” – Voltaire

“Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Write injuries in dust, benefits in marble.” – Benjamin Franklin

“I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.” – Bill Cosby

“There is no failure except in no longer trying.” – Elbert Hubbard

“I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.” – George Burns

“Indecision and delays are the parents of failure.” – George Canning

“Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” – Henry Ford

“Fall seven times, Stand up eight.” – Japanese Proverb

“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.” – Johnny Cash

“The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.” – Napoleon Hill

“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you don’t accept failure as a possibility, you don’t set high goals, you don’t branch out, you don’t try — you don’t take the risk.” – Rosalynn Carter

“Many people dream of success. To me, success can only be achieved through repeated failure and introspection.” – Soichiro Honda

“If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate.” – Thomas Watson, Sr

“It’s not whether you get knocked down. It’s whether you get up again.” – Vince Lombardi

“Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

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  • THIS IS SO UNHELPFULL I’LL IGNORE IT AND GO COMMIT SUICIDE (Note: this note was made in 2002, this person commited suicide in 2004, but I was able to post 12 years after his death.)

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