At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.
One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat.
You will soon break the bow if you keep it always stretched.
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day.
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want right now
The worst prison would be a closed heart.
Failure is an event not a person
Man knows so much and does so little.
Dream is not that you see in the sleep; dream is that does not allow you to sleep.
Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value.
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.
But man is not made for defeat,'he said. 'A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
You have committed a double mistake, firstly by not keeping the engagement yesterday and secondly, by coming when you were not expected.
Dwelling on negative thoughts is like fertilizing weeds.
The wise say that our failure is to form habits: for habit is the mark of a stereotyped world.
Discontent, blaming, complaining, self-pity cannot serve as a foundation for a good future, no matter how much effort you make.
Nature never excuses lapses.
Failure is simply an opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
Great services are not canceled by one act or by one single error.
Failure is the foundation of success, and the means by which it is achieved.