Failure is the only precursor to success. Big failure, in turn, is the only precursor to big success.
— Tom Peters
Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end street.
— John Maxwell
I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge.
— Igor Stravinsky
I quit being afraid when my first venture failed and the sky didn’t fall down.
— Allen Neuharth
Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. You’re thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all because you can learn from it. So go ahead and make mistakes.
— Thomas Watson