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 errors of great men are venerable because they are more fruitful than the truths of little men.
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want right now
To stumble twice against the same stone is a proverbial disgrace.
A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first.
Man knows so much and does so little.
You will soon break the bow if you keep it always stretched.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.
Failure is simply an opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
Failure is the foundation of success, and the means by which it is achieved.
As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it.
Great services are not canceled by one act or by one single error.
Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.
The wise say that our failure is to form habits: for habit is the mark of a stereotyped world.
At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.
Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error.
Nature never excuses lapses.
Discontent, blaming, complaining, self-pity cannot serve as a foundation for a good future, no matter how much effort you make.
If something's important enough, you should try. Even if you - the probable outcome is failure.