Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.
If something's important enough, you should try. Even if you - the probable outcome is failure.
Man knows so much and does so little.
The fire that warms us can also consume us; it is not the fault of the fire.
Do not be afraid of mistakes, providing you do not make the same one twice.
The errors of great men are venerable because they are more fruitful than the truths of little men.
At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.
Great services are not canceled by one act or by one single error.
Failure cannot cope with persistence.
Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error.
You have committed a double mistake, firstly by not keeping the engagement yesterday and secondly, by coming when you were not expected.
Dream is not that you see in the sleep; dream is that does not allow you to sleep.
Discontent, blaming, complaining, self-pity cannot serve as a foundation for a good future, no matter how much effort you make.
The worst prison would be a closed heart.
Failure is the foundation of success, and the means by which it is achieved.
A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first.
Nature never excuses lapses.
To stumble twice against the same stone is a proverbial disgrace.
You will soon break the bow if you keep it always stretched.
Failure is an event not a person
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want right now