A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day.
Man knows so much and does so little.
If something's important enough, you should try. Even if you - the probable outcome is failure.
The fire that warms us can also consume us; it is not the fault of the fire.
To stumble twice against the same stone is a proverbial disgrace.
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.
At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.
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.
Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error.
The errors of great men are venerable because they are more fruitful than the truths of little men.
Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.
Great services are not canceled by one act or by one single error.
Failure is an event not a person
Failure is the foundation of success, and the means by which it is achieved.
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want right now
You have committed a double mistake, firstly by not keeping the engagement yesterday and secondly, by coming when you were not expected.
The wise say that our failure is to form habits: for habit is the mark of a stereotyped world.