At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.
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.
Do not be afraid of mistakes, providing you do not make the same one twice.
Dream is not that you see in the sleep; dream is that does not allow you to sleep.
Nature never excuses lapses.
Failure cannot cope with persistence.
Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.
Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error.
If something's important enough, you should try. Even if you - the probable outcome is failure.
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day.
You will soon break the bow if you keep it always stretched.
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.
Failure is the foundation of success, and the means by which it is achieved.
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.
But man is not made for defeat,'he said. 'A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
Failure is simply an opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
Great services are not canceled by one act or by one single error.