Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day.
The fire that warms us can also consume us; it is not the fault of the fire.
Nature never excuses lapses.
Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.
Discontent, blaming, complaining, self-pity cannot serve as a foundation for a good future, no matter how much effort you make.
Man knows so much and does so little.
Great services are not canceled by one act or by one single error.
You have committed a double mistake, firstly by not keeping the engagement yesterday and secondly, by coming when you were not expected.
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want right now
Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value.
If something's important enough, you should try. Even if you - the probable outcome is failure.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat.
At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.
Dwelling on negative thoughts is like fertilizing weeds.
To stumble twice against the same stone is a proverbial disgrace.
The errors of great men are venerable because they are more fruitful than the truths of little men.
Do not be afraid of mistakes, providing you do not make the same one twice.
But man is not made for defeat,'he said. 'A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
The worst prison would be a closed heart.
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.