Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.
A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first.
One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat.
Do not be afraid of mistakes, providing you do not make the same one twice.
You have committed a double mistake, firstly by not keeping the engagement yesterday and secondly, by coming when you were not expected.
The fire that warms us can also consume us; it is not the fault of the fire.
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want right now
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.
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.
Failure cannot cope with persistence.
Man knows so much and does so little.
Failure is the foundation of success, and the means by which it is achieved.
To stumble twice against the same stone is a proverbial disgrace.
You will soon break the bow if you keep it always stretched.
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.
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.
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.