Posted by: crudbasher | March 10, 2014

Great List Of Quotes On Failure

I don’t often post lists of things like quotes but this is a good list and ties into education. I believe that we learn just as much if not more from failure and yet we strongly discourage it in public schools. Of course we want our kids to succeed but we desire this to the detriment of their learning. I think this is because of time mostly because there is no time to have kids try things and fail. No no, we have a schedule to keep and a certain number of kids have to be processed each year right? I have written extensively about the concept of time in education. (see Education Reform Is About Time)

Anyway, here are 3 of my favorites.

H/T The Heart Of Innovation

“Failure doesn’t mean that you’re a failure … it just means you haven’t succeeded yet.” — Robert Schuller

“You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.”— Mary Pickford

“I failed my way to success.” — Thomas Edison



  1. Reframing ‘failure’ as ‘on the way to success’/’not yet successful’. Brilliant.

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