Discontent, blaming, complaining, self-pity cannot serve as a foundation for a good future, no matter how much effort you make.
Nature never excuses lapses.
But man is not made for defeat,'he said. 'A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
You have committed a double mistake, firstly by not keeping the engagement yesterday and secondly, by coming when you were not expected.
Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error.
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day.
The errors of great men are venerable because they are more fruitful than the truths of little men.
Man knows so much and does so little.
To stumble twice against the same stone is a proverbial disgrace.
Failure is simply an opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat.
The worst prison would be a closed heart.
Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.
At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.
Failure is the foundation of success, and the means by which it is achieved.
The fire that warms us can also consume us; it is not the fault of the fire.
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.
As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Dwelling on negative thoughts is like fertilizing weeds.