125 Most Inspiring Fear of Failure Quotes

When we allow fear to overtake us, we are more likely to miss some great opportunities along the journey of life. Here is our latest collection of fear of failure quotes to inspire and encourage us to keep moving forward.

Experiencing fear is natural for humans, but it becomes an emotional and psychological problem when it becomes intense fear. This phobia called as Atychiphobia, this word comes from the Greek ‘atyches,’ which means ‘unlucky.’

People who are excessively afraid of failure will experience a decrease in self-confidence and self-worth, anxiety, depression, and more. Of course, these negative emotions will become problems with daily activities, or the way you interact with friends and family members.

Without buying more time, read this fear of failure quotes and sayings to embrace and overcome this feeling.

Inspirational fear of failure quotes

If you’re trying and failing, you’re still getting one step closer to success than if you’re doing nothing. You don’t fail; you only learn what works and what does not. Failure is not an option only learning and getting better. — Jeanette Coron

You can’t be paralyzed by fear of failure or you will never push yourself. You keep pushing because you believe in yourself and in your vision. And you know that it is the right thing to do and success will come. — Arnold Schwarzenegger

People get envious of others and fear failure because they define the “game” in the same way the world tells them to define the game. — Gary Vaynerchuk

Don’t fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have. — Louis E. Boone

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The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

The brave man is not the one without fear but the one who does what he must despite being afraid. To succeed, you must be willing to risk total failure. — Raymond E. Feist

Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit. — Napoleon Hill

Failure is nature’s plan to prepare you for great responsibilities. — Napoleon Hill

Be consciously at peace with your efforts, no matter if they end in success or not. Being at peace with your failures – this the stepping stone to eventual success. — Michael Sage

When we give ourselves permission to fail, at the same time, we give ourselves permission to excel. — Eloise Ristad

Failure motivational quotes

Don’t fear failure – embrace it! The most successful people in the world failed the most. — Les Brown

You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore. — William Faulkner

We shouldn’t be fearful of failure because t is not a monster as we think it is. It’s just a training ground for those who are really striving for excellence in life. — Euginia Herlihy

When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So, I did ten times more work. — George Bernard Shaw

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

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A man’s life is interesting primarily when he has failed. I well know for it is a sign that he tried to surpass himself. — Georges Clemenceau

Don’t face the fear, and you’ll be its slave. Face the fear, and now you are its master. The death of fear is then certain. — Giovanni Dienstmann

One who fears failure limits his activities. Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again. — Henry Ford

We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face… we must do that which we think we cannot. — Eleanor Roosevelt

Don’t think about the possibilities of failing. Never forget to think about the possibilities of flying. ― Debasish Mridha

Quotes about failure and not giving up

Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success. — Dale Carnegie

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. — Bill Cosby

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

Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success. — Robert Kiyosaki

Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure. — George Edward Woodberry

Success is not built on success. It’s built on failure. It’s built on frustration. Sometimes its built on catastrophe. — Sumner Redstone

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Fear of failure and/or fear of success can sabotage our best efforts. Knowing that situations causing these fears rarely represent actual danger can eliminate many anxieties. ― Charles F Glassman

If your thoughts are filled with fear of the past, or worries about the future, it is certain that you cannot be in touch with what is deep inside you. You’re not acting according to your real needs. It is fear that decides for you. ― Anoir Ou-chad

Fear of failure killed more dreams than anything else. Don’t allow fear to have the victory. Start dreaming today and put feet to that which you carry in your heart. ― Mandi Hart

Some people are a few degrees of the fear of failure away from doing things such as drawing a plan for a house only after they have built it. ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Positive quotes to overcome the fear of failure

Don’t fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail. — Bruce Lee

A coward worships the limits of impossibilities, obeys the rule of uncertainty, respects the forces of doubt, and magnifies the fear of failure. — Olarewaju Oladipo

No human ever became interesting by not failing. The more you fail and recover and improve, the better you are as a person. Ever meet someone who’s always had everything work out for them with zero struggle? They usually have the depth of a puddle or they don’t exist. — Chris Hardwick

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

Fear of failure is a ticket to mediocrity. If you’re not failing from time to time, you’re not pushing yourself. And if you’re not pushing yourself, you’re coasting. — Eric Zorn

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Let the fear of failure be the background noise of your success. — Giovanni Dienstmann

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. — Theodore Roosevelt

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

Fear of failure must never be a reason not to try something. — Frederick Smith

I’ve come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy. — Tony Robbins

Failure quotes and sayings

Those who are willing to fail win. Don’t fear failure, embrace it. — John Morgan

Fear stops a lot of people. Fear of failure, of the unknown, of risk. And it masks itself as procrastination. — Lisa Anderson

Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure. It just means you haven’t succeeded yet. — Robert H. Schuller

Don’t let your fear of failure stop you from realizing your dreams. — Catherine Pulsifer

Successful people don’t fear failure, but understand that it’s necessary to learn and grow from. — Robert Kiyosaki

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Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. — Thomas Edison

Great achievers are driven, not so much by the pursuit of success but by the fear of failure. — Larry Ellison

Many times, the thought of fear itself is greater than what it is we fear. — Idowu Koyenikan

Don’t think about the possibilities of failing. Never forget to think about the possibilities of flying. — Debasish Mridha

Don’t let the fear of failure stop you; the world needs your greatness. — Emmanuel Apetsi

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All the excuses in the world won’t change one simple fact: that fear is a sign to do whatever it is you fear and do it quickly. — Grant Cardone

To take risk and fail is not a failure. Real failure is to fear taking any risk. — Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure. — Napoleon Hill

Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. — Og Mandino

Either you have dreams big enough to overcome your fears or you have fears big enough to overcome your dreams. — Orrin Woodward

Fear of failure short quotes

There is a time to take counsel of your fears and there is a time to never listen to any fear. — George S. Pat

A man’s life is interesting primarily when he has failed – I well know. For it’s a sign that he tried to surpass himself. — Georges Clemenceau

Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter. — Francis Chan

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. — Henry Ford

It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure. — Bill Gates

The fear of failure kills creativity and intelligence. The only thing it produces is conformity. — Anup Kochhar

A failure is not one who has attempted and failed but one who has failed to attempt for fear of failing. — Chinonye J. Chidolue

The fear of failure is worse than the failure itself. So be bold and courageous. — Debasish Mridha

The Fear of failure is the greatest fear of man. Even the fear of death is fear of failing to continue life. — Anup Kochhar

Burn your fear of failure with the fire of desire so that you may open the door of success. — Debasish Mridha

Fear of failure is fiction, face this fact and fear will fall. — Amit Kalantri

Failure is the foundation of success, and the means by which it is achieved. — Lao Tzu

Fear of failure prevents you from realising your dreams of success. — Habeeb Akande

Every successful person has had to overcome the fear of failure. — Debasish Mridha

Secure your dreams for they are the wings of your soul, and, when vulnerable, flight is inconceivable. — B.G. Bowers

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There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure. ― Paulo Coelho

And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it. ― Paulo Coelho

The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times. ― Paulo Coelho

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity. ― Paulo Coelho

Don’t give in to your fears. If you do, you won’t be able to talk to your heart. ― Paulo Coelho

People are afraid to pursue their most important dreams, because they feel that they don’t deserve them, or that they’ll be unable to achieve them. ― Paulo Coelho

Before a dream is realized, the Soul of the World tests everything that was learned along the way. It does this not because it is evil, but so that we can, in addition to realizing our dreams, master the lessons we’ve learned as we’ve moved toward that dream. ― Paulo Coelho

Most people see the world as a threatening place, and, because they do, the world turns out, indeed, to be a threatening place. ― Paulo Coelho

It’s what you have always wanted to accomplish. Everyone, when they are young, knows what their destiny is. At that point in their lives, everything is clear and everything is possible. They are not afraid to dream, and to yearn for everything they would like to see happen to them in their lives. ― Paulo Coelho

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. ― Paulo Coelho

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It’s hard to fail but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. — Theodore Roosevelt

Confidence is what we get when we take fear, face it and replace it. — Tim Fargo

Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. — fear of failure quotes by Yoda

Everything you want is on the other side of fear. — Jack Canfield

Fear regret more than failure. — Taryn Rose

Failure is success if we learn from it. — fear of failure quotes by Malcolm Forbes

People who avoid failure also avoid success. — Robert T. Kiyosaki

Failure is success if we learn from it. — Malcolm S. Forbes

You always pass failure on your way to success. — fear of failure quotes by Mickey Rooney

It is foolish to fear what you cannot avoid. — Publius Syrus

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. — Robert F. Kennedy

Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will. — fear of failure quotes by Suzy Kassem

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. — Confucius

Act as if it were impossible to fail. — Dorothea Brande

There is no failure except in no longer trying. — Elbert Hubbard

Failure seldom stops you. What stops you is the fear of failure. — Jack Lemmon

One who fears failure limits his activities. — fear of failure quotes by Henry Ford

The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing. — Henry Ford

I arise to face my failures every morning, but I never fail to face them. — Gino Norris

Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street. — Zig Ziglar

Do not be afraid of failure quotes

Failure is blindness to the strategic element in events; success is readiness for instant action when the opportune moment arrives. ― Newell D. Hillis

I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate. — George Burns

Half of the failures in life come from pulling one’s horse when he is leaping. — Thomas Hood

The only real failure in life is not to be true to what one knows best. — fear of failure quotes by Buddha

It is not failure itself that holds you back; it is fear of failure that paralyzes you. — Brian Tracy

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. — Elbert Hubbard

Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure; it just means you haven’t succeeded yet. — Robert H. Schuller

Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable. — Coco Chanel

Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at something that doesn’t really matter. — D.L. Moody

The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way. — Marcus Aurelius

What is failure to a person who is not afraid to learn from it and try again? — Edmond Mbiaka

If something is important enough, you should try even if the probable outcome is failure. — Elon Musk

When the fear of failure cripples you to the point where you don’t make the call, you’ll eventually get to the day where you see you haven’t lived at all. — Ms. Moem

Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. — Winston Churchill

The greatest fear we face is ourselves. — Kobe Bryant

Face your fear quotes to get success

There are moments when disappointment comes to seek your soul as musicians do with notes, and the more these are wide and deep, the more a single word or gesture is enough to make music resonate within you that you would never want to hear. — Stewart Stafford

Your dreams and goals are bigger than small minded people or the fears that they harbor. Don’t let their ocean of fear trap you in the undertow. — fear of failure quotes by Jaha Knight

The men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed. — Lloyd Jones

If you are afraid to fail, your successes will be few, common, and unmemorable. — fear of failure quotes by Lorii Myers

The easiest way to deal with the fear of failure is to be more fearful of not taking action, to be more fearful of settling for a life that is far below then what you deserve and what you desire. — Tony Robbins

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. — fear of failure quotes by Dale Carnegie

The key to success is failure. — Michael Jordan

Success is usually the culmination of controlling failures. — fear of failure quotes by Sylvester Stallone

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. — Colin Powell

Fear least have power! The power of fear lies in the power of our fears. Without the power of our fears, fear is least empowered! ― fear of failure quotes by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Final thought

Quoting from the International Journal about the fear of failure, doing mindfulness exercises can overcome anxiety or avoid all fears related to failure.

In a practical approach, you can change a healthier lifestyle. Try to exercise regularly, morning workout, and try various relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing or yoga, which can also be effective.

If you feel the fear of failure is leading to symptoms of Atychiphobia, then the professionals will always be ready to support you.

And, allow these ‘125 inspirational fear of failure quotes and sayings’ to give you an extra pep in your step whenever you may need it. Keep these fear of failure quotes bookmarked on your phone or desktop to pull up and scroll through whenever you need a little pick me up.

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