At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.
Failure is simply an opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
But man is not made for defeat,'he said. 'A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
To stumble twice against the same stone is a proverbial disgrace.
Dwelling on negative thoughts is like fertilizing weeds.
Man knows so much and does so little.
The wise say that our failure is to form habits: for habit is the mark of a stereotyped world.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
You will soon break the bow if you keep it always stretched.
Dream is not that you see in the sleep; dream is that does not allow you to sleep.
One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat.
As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it.
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want right now
Failure cannot cope with persistence.
If something's important enough, you should try. Even if you - the probable outcome is failure.
Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error.
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day.
Great services are not canceled by one act or by one single error.
You have committed a double mistake, firstly by not keeping the engagement yesterday and secondly, by coming when you were not expected.
Do not be afraid of mistakes, providing you do not make the same one twice.
The errors of great men are venerable because they are more fruitful than the truths of little men.