The errors of great men are venerable because they are more fruitful than the truths of little men.
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want right now
At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.
If something's important enough, you should try. Even if you - the probable outcome is failure.
You will soon break the bow if you keep it always stretched.
Nature never excuses lapses.
To stumble twice against the same stone is a proverbial disgrace.
Failure is simply an opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day.
Dwelling on negative thoughts is like fertilizing weeds.
You have committed a double mistake, firstly by not keeping the engagement yesterday and secondly, by coming when you were not expected.
One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat.
The worst prison would be a closed heart.
Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.
The fire that warms us can also consume us; it is not the fault of the fire.
Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error.
Discontent, blaming, complaining, self-pity cannot serve as a foundation for a good future, no matter how much effort you make.
As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it.
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
The wise say that our failure is to form habits: for habit is the mark of a stereotyped world.