Nowadays failure has become as much of a trope as success. You need to fail to know how to succeed, say many management books. But this information is easier to digest than implement. We know failing isn’t as bad as we make it out to be in our heads, but we are still scared.

Well, here are some quotes from icons around the world on what they think of failure, that are sure to inspire you and make failure out to be something that you can handle, and can even embrace if it happens!

Oprah Winfrey

“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. failure is another stepping stone to greatness.”

J.K Rowling

“You might never fail on the scale I did, but some failure in life is inevitable. 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 fail by default.”

“Failure gave me an inner security that I had never attained by passing examinations. Failure taught me things about myself that I could have learned no other way. I discovered that I had a strong will, and more discipline than I had suspected; I also found out that I had friends whose value was truly above the price of rubies.”

Ariana Huffington

“Failure is not the opposite of success but a stepping stone to success. So if you stand up at the Cambridge union and they ridicule you, it doesn’t matter; you’ll stand up again and you’ll learn and get better at it.”

Marilyn Monroe

“Just because you fail once, doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don’t then who will, sweetie.”

Lupita Nyong’o

“You fail and then what? Life goes on. It’s only when you risk failure that you discover things.”

 Coco Chanel

“Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.”

So ladies, don’t let the fear of failure stop you from trying. Because failure is an important step to success!

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