We pay a heavy price for our fear of failure. It is a powerful obstacle to growth. It assures the progressive narrowing of the personality and prevents exploration and experimentation. There is no learning without some difficulty and fumbling. If you want to keep on learning, you must keep on risking failure all your life.
John W. Gardner (1912-2002) American educator, and social activist.
If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) Thirty-second President of the USA.
The great question is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with failure.
Our business in this world is not to succeed, but to continue to fail, in good spirits.
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1895) Scottish essayist, poet and novelist.
People don't fail, they give up
The glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time you fall.
An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he's in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots.
When you stand at the edge of the cliff, jump to fly, not to fall.
Even a tombstone says good things about a fellow who's down.
Remember that your failures are the seeds of your most glorious successes. Be sad if you must, but don't despair.