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Edison failed 10, 000 times before he made the electric light. Do not be discouraged if you fail a few times.

No man ever became great or good except through many and great mistakes.
All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.
Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
You must think of failure and defeat as the springboards to new achievements or to the next level of accomplishment.
No one ever won a chess game by betting on each move. Sometimes you have to move backward to get a step forward.
When you stand at the edge of the cliff, jump to fly, not to fall.
Not many people are willing to give failure a second opportunity. They fail once and it's all over. The bitter pill of failure is often more than most people can handle. If you're willing to accept failure and learn from it, if you're willing to consider failure as a blessing in disguise and bounce back, you've got the potential of harnessing one of the most powerful success forces.
I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.
If you're not big enough to lose, you're not big enough to win
The great question is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with failure.
No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.
You will never stub your toe standing still. The faster you go, the more chance there is of stubbing your toe, but the more chance you have of getting somewhere.
There is no failure except in no longer trying. There is no defeat except from within, no insurmountable barrier except our own inherent weakness of purpose.
Sometimes the best gain is to lose.
Use the losses and failures of the past as a reason for action, not inaction.
You are beaten to earth? Well, well, what's that? Come up with a smiling face, It's nothing against you to fall down flat/ But to lie there-that's a disgrace.
You don't drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there.
A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough.
Nothing fails like success because we don't learn from it. We learn only from failure.
It's best to have failure happen early in life. It wakes up the Phoenix bird in you so you rise from the ashes.
You can give in to the failure messages and be a bitter deadbeat of excuses. Or you can choose to be happy and positive and excited about life.
To fail is a natural consequence of trying, To succeed takes time and prolonged effort in the face of unfriendly odds. To think it will be any other way, no matter what you do, is to invite yourself to be hurt and to limit your enthusiasm for trying again.
You're on the road to success when you realize that failure is only a detour.
Remember that your failures are the seeds of your most glorious successes. Be sad if you must, but don't despair.
Defeat should never be a source of discouragement, but rather a fresh stimulus.
We learn from failure much more than from success; we often discover what we will do by finding our what we will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
All human beings have failings, all human beings have needs and temptations and stresses. Men and women who live together through long years get to know one another's failings; but they also come to know what is worthy of respect and admiration in those they live with and in themselves. If at the end one can say, This man used to the limit the powers that God granted him; he was worthy of love and respect and of the sacrifices of many people, made in order that he might achieve what he deemed to be his task, then that life has been lived well and there are no regrets.
If we don't see a failure as a challenge to modify our approach, but rather as a problem with ourselves, as a personality defect, we will immediately feel overwhelmed.
Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped.
When someone is going downhill everyone likes to give them a kick.
To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.
What is defeat? Nothing but education. Nothing but the first step to something better.
We stumble and fall constantly even when we are most enlightened. But when we are in true spiritual darkness, we do not even know that we have fallen.
The man who tries to do something and fails is infinitely better than he who tries to do nothing and succeeds.
I am not judged by the number of times I fail, but by the number of times I succeed; and the number of times I succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times I can fail and keep on trying.
Accept failure as a normal part of living. View it as part of the process of exploring your world; make a note of its lessons and move on.
When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.
A lost battle is a battle one thinks one has lost.
A man's life is interesting primarily when he has failed -- I well know. For it's a sign that he tried to surpass himself.