The fire that warms us can also consume us; it is not the fault of the fire.
Dwelling on negative thoughts is like fertilizing weeds.
As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it.
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.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Do not be afraid of mistakes, providing you do not make the same one twice.
Discontent, blaming, complaining, self-pity cannot serve as a foundation for a good future, no matter how much effort you make.
Failure cannot cope with persistence.
Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.
You have committed a double mistake, firstly by not keeping the engagement yesterday and secondly, by coming when you were not expected.
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.
The worst prison would be a closed heart.
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.
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.
A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first.
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.