The fire that warms us can also consume us; it is not the fault of the fire.
One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat.
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.
Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.
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.
Do not be afraid of mistakes, providing you do not make the same one twice.
Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error.
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 simply an opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
Man knows so much and does so little.
At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.
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.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value.
The errors of great men are venerable because they are more fruitful than the truths of little men.
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day.