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Top 10 quotes on failure and success according to Richard Branson

Top 10 quotes on failure and success according to Richard Branson

Every person, and especially every entrepreneur, should embrace failure with open arms, says Richard Branson, businessman, investor, and founder of Virgin Group.

“It is only through failure that we learn. Many of the world’s finest minds have learned this the hard way,” he said.

Branson provides his top 10 quotes on failure, and the road to success:

  1. When we give ourselves permission to fail, we, at the same time, give ourselves permission to excel – Eloise Ristad
  2. Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable – Coco Chanel
  3. The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one – Elbert Hubbard
  4. Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly – Robert F. Kennedy
  5. Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm – Winston Churchill
  6. One who fears failure limits his activities. Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again – Henry Ford
  7. The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  8. Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success – Dale Carnegie
  9. I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six 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
  10. I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work – Thomas A. Edison

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  • Ray Mulder

    Good. My one girlfriend had the same philosophy… she hounded me for years despite me telling her off many times… one day I actually took careful notice of her and wham the rest is history… the kids are just like her… they hound me every day for money and fancy cloths… and gadgets… I still love them all… I know a good thing when I eventually get round to paying attention 🙂

  • Things go badly wrong when you treat mistakes as personal failure and embarrassment, and defend them vigorously. Politicians worldwide do this on a regular basis.

  • Fred Johnson

    Mistakes are made to be learnt from! They should not be taken personally -something our silly society tries to insist on,, move on with more resolution to not repeat them !

  • the-TRUTH

    The biggest misconception about success is that many people equate / confuse success to money. One wonders how many of these confused people realise that there are many people out there in possession of limitless cash but not necessarily successful people, just monied. It’s like equating a lotto winner to a successful person, shooo…

    • the-TRUTH

      The TRUTH is that there are different kinds of “success” and success is not about being rich or poor

      • the-TRUTH

        Yes, failure is not only for the so-called “poor people”, even rich people fail

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