50 Inspirational Quotes to Help You Move Past Fear + Failure

50 Motivational Quotes about Fear + Failure

Whether you're disappointed over a failed launch or saddened by what's going on in lieu of the recent elections, I hope and encouragement in these quotes. 

1.    "You’ll always miss 100% of the shots you don’t take." - Wayne Gretzky
2.    "America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand." - Harry Truman
3.    "Experience teaches slowly, and at the cost of mistakes." - James A. Froude
4.    "The only failure is not to try." - George Clooney
5.    “If you don’t try at anything, you can’t fail… it takes back bone to lead the life you want” - Richard Yates
6.    "One who fears failure limits his activities. Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again." - Henry Ford
7.    “If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.” - Ken Robinson
8.    "It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed." - Theodore Roosevelt
9.    “The phoenix must burn to emerge.” - Janet Fitch
10.    “Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” - Denis Waitley
11.    "Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important." - Steve Jobs
12.    “When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important.” - Ellen DeGeneres
13.    "Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time to figure out whether you like it or not." - Virgil Thomson
14.    “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” - Paulo Coelho
15.    "No man ever achieved worth-while success who did not, at one time or other, find himself with at least one foot hanging well over the brink of failure." - Napoleon Hill
16.     “Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.” - C.S. Lewis
17.    “It’s not how far you fall, but how high you bounce that counts.” - Zig Ziglar
18.    "One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time." - Andre Gide
19.    "My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure." - Abraham Lincoln
20.    “When we give ourselves permission to fail, we, at the same time, give ourselves permission to excel.” - Eloise Ristad
21.    "Do one thing every day that scares you." - Eleanor Roosevelt
22.    “There is no impossibility to him who stands prepared to conquer every hazard. The fearful are the failing.” - Sarah J. Hale
23.    “I failed my way to success.”  - Thomas Edison
24.    "What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?" - Vincent van Gogh
25.    “Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.” - Bertrand Russell
26.    "Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy." - Dale Carnegie
27.    “Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.” - William Shakespeare
28.    "Fear is only as deep as the mind allows." - Japanese Proverb
29.    “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” - Thomas A. Edison
30.    "I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear." - Nelson Mandela
31.     “It’s failure that gives you the proper perspective on success.” - Ellen DeGeneres
32.    30.    "I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying." - Michael Jordan
33.    "Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out." - Benjamin Franklin
34.    "You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space." - Johnny Cash
35.    “Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.” - James Stephens
36.    “Our greatest glory consist not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” - Oliver Goldsmith
37.    "For every failure, there's an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour." - Mary Kay Ash
38.    "Success is often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable." - Coco Chanel
39.    “The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but, it is fear.” - Gandhi
40.    “I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.” - William Allen White
41.    "Success isn't permanent and failure isn't fatal." - Mike Ditka
42.    “Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.” - Helen Keller
43.    "Never let the fear of striking out get in your way." - George Herman "Babe" Ruth
44.    "I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." - Michael Jordan
45.    "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." - Confucius
46.    “If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.” - Marcus Aurelius
47.    “Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problems.” - Nelson A. Rockefeller
48.    "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill
49.    “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” - H. P. Lovecraft
50.    “Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark, professionals built the Titanic.” - Unknown