The wise say that our failure is to form habits: for habit is the mark of a stereotyped world.
The fire that warms us can also consume us; it is not the fault of the fire.
Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error.
Failure is an event not a person
Nature never excuses lapses.
Failure is simply an opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value.
Man knows so much and does so little.
You will soon break the bow if you keep it always stretched.
Do not be afraid of mistakes, providing you do not make the same one twice.
Failure cannot cope with persistence.
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day.
To stumble twice against the same stone is a proverbial disgrace.
A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first.
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.
Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.
If something's important enough, you should try. Even if you - the probable outcome is failure.
You have committed a double mistake, firstly by not keeping the engagement yesterday and secondly, by coming when you were not expected.
Dwelling on negative thoughts is like fertilizing weeds.
One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat.
But man is not made for defeat,'he said. 'A man can be destroyed but not defeated.