To stumble twice against the same stone is a proverbial disgrace.
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day.
Discontent, blaming, complaining, self-pity cannot serve as a foundation for a good future, no matter how much effort you make.
A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first.
At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.
The worst prison would be a closed heart.
Dwelling on negative thoughts is like fertilizing weeds.
Man knows so much and does so little.
But man is not made for defeat,'he said. 'A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
Do not be afraid of mistakes, providing you do not make the same one twice.
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want right now
The fire that warms us can also consume us; it is not the fault of the fire.
Great services are not canceled by one act or by one single error.
The wise say that our failure is to form habits: for habit is the mark of a stereotyped world.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
The errors of great men are venerable because they are more fruitful than the truths of little men.
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.
Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.
You will soon break the bow if you keep it always stretched.
Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value.
Failure cannot cope with persistence.