20 Motivational and Inspirational Quotes: Succeeding Through Failure . . . I Hope . . .

It’s been a rough week, dear readers—one in which failure feels like an omnipresent companion.  I’m lucky enough to have an awesome support system, particularly my dad (Maybe I should just refer to him as “The Tiger” because of this post: “The Tiger in My Corner.”  I don’t know.  I’ll have to think about it.), my mom, and The Ranger (click here to see who The Ranger is).  They constantly remind me to be kind to myself, to view things more positively, and to get back up and keep trying.  It also helps that Snowie doesn’t care how many of my tries fail just as long as I give her cuddles and cookies.

Anyway, I could use some motivational quotes to help me get up and get back into the race.  Maybe you could too.  If you want to see other quotes on failure and success, then click here.

Swimming Upstream
Sometimes, you feel like you’re constantly swimming upstream. Photo By: Elizabeth Preston
  1. “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford
  2. “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  3. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  4. “Nothing will work unless you do.” – Maya Angelou
  5. “The thing about motivation is that I have to choose it.” – Jeanne Takenaka
  6. “Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” – Will Rogers
  7. “Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.” – John Wooden
  8. “Today’s accomplishments were yesterday’s impossibilities.” – Robert H. Schuller

    Each Cast is Not a Failure -- It is an Opportunity
    Maybe I need to view my tries in terms of fishing–each cast without a fish is not a failure. If you keep trying, maybe you’ll get that legendary bite you’ve been looking for. Or maybe I just need to go fishing. Yeah. Maybe that option. Photo By: Elizabeth Preston
  9. “No one can give you your goals. No one can dig for you.  This is your journey.” – Warren Philip Gates
  10. “For every dream that you have, your week needs to match that dream.” – Eric Thomas
  11. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela
  12. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius
  13. “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” – Charles R. Swindoll

    Always Making Me Laugh
    Maybe I should adopt Snowie’s attitude toward failure–stick your tongue out at it and then move on and eat cookies. Photo By: Elizabeth Preston
  14. “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” – Og Mandino
  15. “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Helen Keller
  16. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
  17. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt (and the Princess Diaries! #MegCabotforever)
  18. “Never compare your beginning to someone else’s middle.” – Jon Acuff
  19. “Don’t let the fear of striking out hold you back.” – Babe Ruth
  20. “If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.” – H. G. Wells


“20 Positive and Motivating Quotes for Bloggers” by Beautiful Dawn
“50 Inspirational Quotes to Motivate You” by Travis Bradberry
“56 Inspirational Motivational Quotes about Success and Life” by Brian Tracy
“71 Inspirational Quotes”
“100 Motivational Quotes that Will Inspire You to Succeed”
“Top 10 Motivational Quotes”
“Motivation: 5 Thoughts for Choosing Motivation” by Jeanne Takenaka

Note:  If any of the linked authors want their information or links taken off of my post, then please let me know and I will do so quickly.



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