At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.
Failure cannot cope with persistence.
Dwelling on negative thoughts is like fertilizing weeds.
Discontent, blaming, complaining, self-pity cannot serve as a foundation for a good future, no matter how much effort you make.
But man is not made for defeat,'he said. 'A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
Do not be afraid of mistakes, providing you do not make the same one twice.
Nature never excuses lapses.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want right now
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day.
Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value.
The wise say that our failure is to form habits: for habit is the mark of a stereotyped world.
The worst prison would be a closed heart.
The errors of great men are venerable because they are more fruitful than the truths of little men.
Failure is simply an opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
Failure is an event not a person
One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat.
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.
If something's important enough, you should try. Even if you - the probable outcome is failure.
You will soon break the bow if you keep it always stretched.