At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.
Do not be afraid of mistakes, providing you do not make the same one twice.
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day.
Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error.
The wise say that our failure is to form habits: for habit is the mark of a stereotyped world.
Failure is simply an opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first.
The worst prison would be a closed heart.
But man is not made for defeat,'he said. 'A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
Man knows so much and does so little.
Nature never excuses lapses.
The fire that warms us can also consume us; it is not the fault of the fire.
As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it.
One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat.
Failure is the foundation of success, and the means by which it is achieved.
You have committed a double mistake, firstly by not keeping the engagement yesterday and secondly, by coming when you were not expected.
If something's important enough, you should try. Even if you - the probable outcome is failure.
Failure cannot cope with persistence.
Dwelling on negative thoughts is like fertilizing weeds.
Great services are not canceled by one act or by one single error.
The errors of great men are venerable because they are more fruitful than the truths of little men.