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Failure describes a situation which has failed to meet an expected outcome.


  • 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 fail by default.
  • Failure is not an option.
    • Gene Kranz, Flight Director NASA, During the Apollo 13 Crisis
  • In the lexicon of youth, which fate reserves
    For a bright manhood, there is no such word
    As – fail.
  • Half the failures in life arise from pulling in one's horse as he is leaping.
    • Julius and Augustus Hare, Guesses at Truth, I
  • I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest.
    • John Keats, Letter to J. A. Hessey, 9th October 1818


  • Failure is all part of success
  • Failure plus failure plus failure equals success. You only fail when you quit.
    • Jack Hyles
    • Unattributed derivatives: "Failure equals success." and "Failure = Success"
  • If we do not succeed we run the risk of failure.
    • Dan Quayle, Vice President of the United States.
  • If you do not try you cannot fail.
  • Failure is merely a service station on the road to success!
    • [Anon] BC
  • If at first you don't succeed, try, try, again. Then quit. There's no use in being a damn fool about it.
  • How far high failure overleaps the bounds of low success.
  • When a man blames others for his failures, it's a good idea to credit others with his succeses.


  • Failing to plan is planning to fail.
    • Variant: Failure to plan is planning to fail.
    • Variant: If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
  • Failure teaches you how not to do things.
  • If at first you don't succeed, redefine success.
  • I was never afraid of failure....failure just made me try harder next time round.
  • Failure is not an option unless you make it so.
  • If at first you don't succeed, you fail.
  • Trying can accomplish anything, even complete failure.
  • Failures are the stepping stones to success.
  • Failure to try is trying to fail.

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