Failure Quotes


  • If you’re doing your best, you won’t have any time to worry about failure.
    o H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  • No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better
    o Samuel Beckett

  • This organization does not tolerate failure.
    o Ernst Stavro Blofeld, head of SPECTRE, in the James Bond series written by Ian Fleming.

  • Failure plus failure plus failure equals success. You only fail when you quit.
    o Jack Hyles
    o Unattributed derivatives: “Failure equals success.” and “Failure = Success”

  • Failure is not an option.
    o Gene Kranz, Flight Director NASA, During the Apollo 13 Crisis

  • If we do not succeed we run the risk of failure.
    o Dan Quayle, Vice President of the United States.


  • Failing to plan is planning to fail.
    o Variant: Failure to plan is planning to fail.

  • Failure teaches you how not to do things.
  • If at first you don’t succeed, redefine success.
  • Leave a Reply

    Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

    You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

    Google+ photo

    You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

    Twitter picture

    You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

    Facebook photo

    You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


    Connecting to %s

    %d bloggers like this: