The fire that warms us can also consume us; it is not the fault of the fire.
Man knows so much and does so little.
The worst prison would be a closed heart.
Failure is the foundation of success, and the means by which it is achieved.
You will soon break the bow if you keep it always stretched.
At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.
Discontent, blaming, complaining, self-pity cannot serve as a foundation for a good future, no matter how much effort you make.
Failure is simply an opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
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.
Dream is not that you see in the sleep; dream is that does not allow you to sleep.
Nature never excuses lapses.
If something's important enough, you should try. Even if you - the probable outcome is failure.
A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first.
But man is not made for defeat,'he said. 'A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
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 cannot cope with persistence.
To stumble twice against the same stone is a proverbial disgrace.
The wise say that our failure is to form habits: for habit is the mark of a stereotyped world.
Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.