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uring President Barack Obama’s commencement address at ASU on May, 13, 2009, he said,

“ … You may have setbacks, and you may have failures, but you’re not done — you’re not even getting started, not by a long shot. And if you ever forget that, just look to history. Thomas Paine was a failed corset maker, a failed teacher, and a failed tax collector before he made his mark on history with a little book called Common Sense that helped ignite a revolution. Julia Child didn’t publish her first cookbook until she was almost 50. Colonel Sanders didn’t open up his first Kentucky Fried Chicken until he was in his 60s.”

With that in mind, we decided to compile some other memorable quotes about setbacks. This list is in no particular order. Can you guess who said what?

Oprah Winfrey headshot
Oprah Winfrey
Maya Angelou headshot
Maya Angelou
Eleanor Roosevelt headshot
Eleanor Roosevelt
Michael Jordan headshot
Michael Jordan
J.K. Rowling headshot
J.K. Rowling
Oprah Winfrey headshot
Coco Chanel
Michael Crow headshot
Michael Crow
Ellen DeGeneres headshot
Ellen DeGeneres
Charles Schwab headshot
Charles Schwab
Beyoncé headshot
Albert Einstein headshot
Albert Einstein
Arianna Huffington headshot
Arianna Huffington
No man is defeated without until he has first been defeated within.
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.
Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure 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.
It’s failure that gives you the proper perspective on success.
I don’t believe in failure. It’s not failure if you enjoyed the process.
I’ve probably purchased 50 ‘hot tips’ in my career, maybe even more. When I put them all together, I know I am a net loser.
You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.
The reality is, sometimes you lose. And you’re never too good to lose, you’re never too big to lose, you’re never too smart to lose, it happens. And it happens when it needs to happen. And you have to embrace those things.
You only have one life. I’m not a person that believes you should spend much of your one life in regrets.
Failure is a stepping stone to success.
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1. Eleanor Roosevelt, 2. Albert Einstein, 3. Michael Jordan, 4. Coco Chanel, 5. J.K. Rowling, 6. Ellen DeGeneres, 7. Oprah Winfrey, 8. Charles Schwab, 9. Maya Angelou, 10. Beyoncé, 11. ASU President Michael Crow, 12. Arianna Huffington