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Quotations about Failure


Failure is an inherent part of the human experience, and while it may carry negative connotations, it also presents a pathway for learning, self-discovery, and eventual success. Failure teaches us valuable lessons, fuels determination, and reminds us of our own strength and resilience. In this compilation, we delve into the lighter side of failure, presenting a collection of funny quotations that touch upon the amusing, relatable, and sometimes unexpected aspects of falling short. So, prepare to embrace the laughter, reframe your perspective on failure, and embark on a journey filled with humor and the transformative power of resilience.

Get ready to chuckle as we present a compilation of funny quotations about failure. While failure is often associated with disappointment and frustration, there are moments of levity, irony, and playful observation that arise when exploring the world of setbacks and mistakes. From witty remarks on the absurdity of failure to humorous reflections on the relatable blunders we all make, these quotes offer a lighthearted perspective on the whimsical and often comical aspects of failure.

quotations about failure

"If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your style." Quentin Crisp (English writer, 1908-99)

"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it." W. C. Fields (American humorist, 1880-1946)

"Come forth, Lazarus! And he came fifth and lost the job." James Joyce (Irish novelist, 1882-1941)

"We are all failures – at least the best of us are." J.M. Barrie (Scottish novelist and playwright, 1860-1937)

"A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else." John Burroughs (American naturalist, 1837-1921)

"We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse." Rudyard Kipling (English writer and poet, 1865-1936)

"I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time, I am right." Albert Einstein (German-born theoretical physicist, 1879-1955)

"Ambition is the last refuge of the failure." Oscar Wilde (Irish dramatist and poet, 1854-1900)

"If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative." Woody Allen (director and actor, 1935-)

"Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavour." Truman Capote (American writer, 1924-84)

"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." Thomas Alva Edison (American inventor, 1847-1931)

"Whoever said 'It's not whether you win or lose that counts' probably lost." Martina Navratilova (Czech-born American tennis player, 1956-)

"Anybody seen in a bus over the age of 30 has been a failure in life." Loelia (Duchess of Westminster, 1902-93)

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