Quotes To Ponder – Failure vs. Success (?)

“Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something.” ~ Morihei Ueshiba

“Success is not built on success. It’s built on failure. It’s built on frustration. Sometimes it’s built on catastrophe.” ~ Sumner Redstone

“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.” ~ J. K. Rowling

Salt and pepper.

Up and down.

Full and empty.

I give these examples as they are frequently seen as opposites, but are often paired together. Is this likewise with failure and success? Is it possible for good to exist without its counterpart, bad? Or, can we, as a race in general, be happy without ever having to feel sadness? In searching for the answers to these questions there is a realization that throughout history we find countless times in which great people have experienced failure before success. As we come to find out failure may not be the opposite of success, but merely the steps we take to get there.

2 thoughts on “Quotes To Ponder – Failure vs. Success (?)

  1. genevafry says:

    Thank you for sharing that message. We tend to look at failures as something to be avoided and something to be ashamed of when we should look at failures as simply learning what doesn’t work.

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