Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.
Great services are not canceled by one act or by one single error.
Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value.
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day.
The worst prison would be a closed heart.
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.
Failure is the foundation of success, and the means by which it is achieved.
But man is not made for defeat,'he said. 'A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
You will soon break the bow if you keep it always stretched.
Dwelling on negative thoughts is like fertilizing weeds.
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.
Nature never excuses lapses.
Do not be afraid of mistakes, providing you do not make the same one twice.
Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error.
At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.
One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat.
You have committed a double mistake, firstly by not keeping the engagement yesterday and secondly, by coming when you were not expected.
The errors of great men are venerable because they are more fruitful than the truths of little men.
To stumble twice against the same stone is a proverbial disgrace.