10 inspirational quotes about failure

Coco Chanel was a fashion designer and icon whose styles are still the cornerstone of class and taste today

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Don't be afraid to fail!

Failure is a consistent theme for some of the world’s most successful men and women. From business and science, to arts and entertainment, there is no shortage of famous individuals who were not necessarily "destined" for greatness, but who used sheer force of will to turn their many flearnings into tales that motivate and inspire us today. Steve Jobs was fired from the company he created. J.K. Rowling was struggling to support her children on welfare. But instead of allowing these setbacks to define them, they used the lessons from these experiences to become industry leaders, and their success stories appear everywhere from commencement speeches at Stanford University to TED talks. One of those success stories is Sir Richard Branson, who has been quite vocal in sharing the lessons from his numerous failed ventures. Branson believes that the best way for young entrepreneurs to realise their true potential is to take big chances that may not always pay off the first time around, and to him – that’s just part of the process. 

Here are Sir Richard Branson's 10 favourite quotes about failure.

1. Coco Chanel

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