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No. 178 / My top ten quotes on failure

When we fail, we have the choice: We can either place blame and complain, or we can take ownership, learn, and resolve to do better. The greats before us have taught us the importance of embracing failure. When we approach failure with the right attitude, it can lead to success. 

Here are my top ten favorite quotes on failure: 

10.  "It is 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

9.  "Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable." - Coco Chanel

8. "The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

7. "One who fears failure limits his activities. Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again." - Henry Ford

6. "Failure isn't fatal, but failure to change might be" - John Wooden

5. "It's failure that gives you the proper perspective on success." - Ellen DeGeneres

4. "There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure." - Paulo Coelho

3. "Failure is so important. We speak about success all the time. It is the ability to resist failure or use failure that often leads to greater success. I've met people who don't want to try for fear of failing." - J.K. Rowling

2. "Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement." - C.S. Lewis

1. "Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill