Today, I will be sharing with you 50 failure quotes from 50 successful people. These successful people are drawn from all walks of life including business. I compiled these 50 failure quotes to help you change your perception towards business failure or failure in generality.

Among these are the failure quotes of Donald Trump, Oprah Winfrey and some drop out billionaires like Larry Ellison, Bill Gates and Thomas Edison. Without wasting your time, below are 50 failure quotes from successful people.

50 Best Failure Quotes from 50 Successful People

1. “A failure establishes only this: that our determination to succeed was not strong enough.” – Bovee

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

3. “Don’t fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things.” – Louis Boone

4. “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” – Truman Capate

5. “Failure can either be a stepping stone to success or a stumbling to defeat.” – Ron Holland

6. “Greatness is not achieved by never falling but by rising each time we fall.” – Confucius

7. “He who looks into the future with the eyes of fear will see nothing but failure.” – Dr O. Ezekiel

8. “If you are not failing, you are not growing.” – H. Stanley Judd

9. “If you succeed, it’s your fault. If you fail to succeed, it’s also your fault.” – K. C. Prince

10. “Sheer persistence is the difference between success and failure.” – Donald Trump

11. “It’s common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

12. “Life is all about learning and one of the most memorable ways of learning something is by messing up.” – Dr. Wayne. W. Dyer

13. “More men fail though lack of purpose than lack of talent.” – Bill Sunday

14. “The business empires built by successful entrepreneurs were erected on the foundation of past failures.” – Ajaero Tony Martins

15. “To avoid failure is to limit accomplishment.” – Will Rogers

16. “The greatest failure in life is to stop trying.” – Napoleon Hill

17. “There is no formula for success but there’s a formula for failure and that is trying to please everyone.”

18. “How many people are completely successful in every department of life? Not one. The most successful people are the ones who learn from their mistakes and turn their failures into opportunities.” – Zig Ziglar

19. “I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I cannot accept not trying.” – Michael Jordan

20. “Show me a failure and I will show you a man, who does today, what he should have done yesterday” – Ajaero Tony Martins

21. “Like success, failure is many things to many people. With positive mental attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, and a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order to prepare to try again.” – W. Clement Stone

22. “Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away. Move on to something else that’s more productive.” – Donald Trump

23. “Reward worthy failure – Experimentation.” – Bill Gates

24. “Failure is just a resting place. It is an opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” – Henry Ford

25. “Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.” – Thomas Edison

26. “I believe in trusting men, not only once but twice – in giving a failure another chance.” – James Cash Penny

27. “I have had all the disadvantages required for success.” – Larry Ellison

28. “When you reach an obstacle, turn it into an opportunity. You have the choice. You can overcome and be a winner, or you can allow it to overcome you and be a loser. The choice is yours and yours alone. Refuse to throw in the towel. Go that extra mile that failures refuse to travel. It is far better to be exhausted from success than to be rested from failure.” – Mary Kay Ash

29. “Sometimes by losing a battle, you will find a new way to win the war.” – Donald Trump

30. “Get mocked at for as much as you can, fail as much as you can but don’t quit. Let every mockery, every failure, be a source of inspiration for you to reach for greatness and that greatness will silence your critics.” – Ajaero Tony Martins

31. “Be the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment, own it.” – Oprah Winfrey

32. “I’ve learned that mistakes can often be as good a teacher as success.” – Jack Welch

33. “All my life, people have said that I wasn’t going to make it. – Ted Turner

34. “Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business. Always, America has emerged from these stronger and more prosperous. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go forward.” – Thomas Edison

35. “Losers quit when they fail. Winners fail until they succeed.” – Robert Kiyosaki

36. “Success is a poor teacher. We learn the most about ourselves when we fail, so don’t be afraid of failing. Failing is part of the process of success. You cannot have success without failure.” – Rich Dad

37. “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” – Oprah Winfrey

38. “What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate.” – Donald Trump

39. “For every failure, there’s an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a road block, take a detour.” – Mary Kay Ash

40. “All my successes have been built on my failures.” – Benjamin Disraeli

41. “Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.” – George Edward Woodberry

42. “If we try and fail, we have temporary disappointments. But if we do not try at all, we have permanent regrets.” – Bern Williams

43. “Success has many fathers but failure is an orphan.” – John F. Kennedy

44. “Failures are like skinned knees, painful but superficial.” – Henry Ross Perot

45. “Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

46.“Winners lose more than losers. They win and lose more than losers because they stay in the game.” – Terry Paulson

47. “If you have made mistakes, even serious ones; there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down but the staying down.” – Mary Pickford

48. “I have taken more than 9000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. Twenty six times I have been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I have failed over and over again in my life; and that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

49. “There is no failure, only feed back.” – Robert Allen

50. “I don’t believe in failure. It’s not failure if you enjoyed the process.” – Oprah Winfrey