• June 2016

20 Defining Ideas = 10 Quotes on Success + 10 Quotes on Failure

Are you more afraid of success — or failure? Hard call, even for the most evolved. So scroll down for words of wisdom on the pros and cons of both approaches. Then tell us, where do you fall?Illustration by Michael Gibbs

Defining Success

1. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” — Winston Churchill

2. “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” — Henry Ford

3. “The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” — Vince Lombardi

4. “In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.” — Miguel de Cervantes

5. “Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.” — Bruce Lee

6. “No man succeeds without a good woman behind him. Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed.” — Godfrey Winn

7. “Success makes so many people hate you. I wish it wasn’t that way. It would be wonderful to enjoy success without seeing envy in the eyes of those around you.” — Marilyn Monroe

8. “It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” — Leonardo da Vinci

9. “Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” — Albert Einstein

10. “Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.” — David Frost

Defining Failure

1. “Failure isn’t fatal, but failure to change might be.” — John Wooden

2. “Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” — Jack Canfield

3. “Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” — Coco Chanel

4. “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” — Robert F. Kennedy

5. “The phoenix must burn to emerge.” — Janet Fitch

6. “If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.” — Ken Robinson

7. “Giving up is the only sure way to fail.” — Gena Showalter

8. “If you don’t try at anything, you can’t fail… it takes back bone to lead the life you wan.” — Richard Yates

9. “Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” — Denis Waitley

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

Sources: brainyquoteforbes

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