23 Quotes on Failure From Super Successful Leaders Like Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban and More

Failure is a byproduct of entrepreneurship -- use it to your advantage.
23 Quotes on Failure From Super Successful Leaders Like Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban and More
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Entrepreneurship is no walk in the park. And one of the unavoidable side effects that goes along with being an entrepreneur is failure. Even some of the most successful people in the world have experienced failure -- in fact, it's sometimes what helps steer people in the right direction towards success.

Related: 10 Inspiring Quotes From Billionaire Entrepreneur and Shark Tank Star Mark Cuban

While some let failure knock them down, others use it to make them stronger. Without failure, some of today's biggest, most successful companies and people wouldn't be where they are.

Take a look at billionaire entrepreneur and Shark Tank star Mark Cuban. It took him years to figure out how to make money and what to do with his life. After being fired from multiple jobs, Cuban used his failures as lessons that ultimately drove him to launching his own business venture.

Related: 10 Barack Obama Quotes on Hard Work, Success, Motivation and More

Rather than feel defeated by failure, use it to your advantage.

Check out these 23 quotes about failure and making mistakes from some of the most successful people today.

 
 

Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison

Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart

Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban
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Elon Musk

Elon Musk

Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos

Barbara Corcoran

Barbara Corcoran

Barack Obama

Barack Obama

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs
Related: 10 Sheryl Sandberg Quotes to Motivate and Inspire You

Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel

Richard Branson

Richard Branson
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"Face failure head on, don't be afraid of it, and people will support and welcome you even more." -- Richard Branson 

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling

Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg

Paul Allen

Paul Allen
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"In my experience, each failure contains the seeds of your next success -- if you are willing to learn from it." -- Paul Allen 

Gary Vaynerchuk

Gary Vaynerchuk
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"Once you get to a place where your failures are just yours, they get a lot less scary." -- Gary Vaynerchuk 

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

Tony Robbins

Tony Robbins
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"There is no such thing as failure, only results." -- Tony Robbins

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey
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"You don't have to hold yourself hostage to who you used to be." -- Oprah Winfrey 

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol
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"Sometimes people let the same problem make them miserable for years when they could just say, so what. That's one of my favorite things to say. So what." -- Andy Warhol 

Tim Ferriss

Tim Ferriss
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"What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do." -- Tim Ferriss

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga
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"Every time they told me no, I just got stronger." -- Lady Gaga

Sergey Brin

Sergey Brin
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"I feel there's an existential angst among young people. I didn't have that. They see enormous mountains, where I only saw onle little hill to climb." -- Sergey Brin 

Ellen Degeneres

Ellen Degeneres
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"It's failure that gives you the proper perspective on success." -- Ellen Degeneres

Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg
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"In a world that's changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks." -- Mark Zuckerberg 
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