"Anyone can avoid failing by not seeking challenge. It is when one travels outside their comfort zone and braves through difficulties, one truly experiences accomplishment, fulfillment, and appreciation."
- Paulina Bandy, Esq.
"The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty."
- Winston Churchill
"Put yourself in a state of mind where you say to yourself, 'Here is an opportunity for me to celebrate like never before, my own power, my own ability to get myself to do whatever is necessary'."
- Martin Luther King
"Success is about enjoying what you have and where you are, while pursuing achievable goals."
- Bo Bennett
"History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats."
- B.C. Forbes
"You always pass failure on the way to success."
- Mickey Rooney
"Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor."
- Truman Capote
"If you hear a voice within you say "you cannot paint," then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."
- Vincent Van Gogh
"The person interested in success has to learn to view failure as a healthy, inevitable part of the process of getting to the top."
- Dr. Joyce Brothers
"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."
- Proverbs 3:5-6
“Defeat never comes to any man until he admits it.”
- Josephus Daniels
“Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes. Genuine ignorance is profitable because it is likely to be accompanied by humility, curiosity, and open-mindedness; whereas ability to repeat catch-phrases, can't terms, familiar propositions, gives the conceit of learning and coats the mind with varnish waterproof to new ideas.”
- John Dewey
"I never thought of losing, but now that it's happened, the only thing is to do it right. That's my obligation to all the people who believe in me. We all have to take defeats in life."
- Muhammad Ali
"Too often the shortcut, the line of least resistance, is responsible for evanescent and unsatisfactory success."
- Louis Binstock
"Champions keep playing until they get it right."
- Billie Jean King
"Boys, there ain't no free lunches in this country. And don't go spending your whole life commiserating that you got the raw deals. You've got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and want it bad enough I can have it. It's called perseverance."
- Lee Iacocca
"Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries."
- John Albert Michener
"Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense."
- Thomas A. Bennett
"The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion... It is the man who carefully advances step by step, with his mind becoming wider and wider - and progressively better able to grasp any theme or situation - persevering in what he knows to be practical, and concentrating his thought upon it, who is bound to succeed in the greatest degree."
- Alexander Graham Bell
“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”
- Colin Powell
"A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him."
- David Brinkley
"Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments."
- Henry Ward Beecher
"Success doesn't mean the absence of failures; it means the attainment of ultimate objectives. It means winning the war, not every battle."
- Edwin C. Bliss