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.
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.
The wise say that our failure is to form habits: for habit is the mark of a stereotyped world.
Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value.
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day.
The fire that warms us can also consume us; it is not the fault of the fire.
At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.
One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat.
Do not be afraid of mistakes, providing you do not make the same one twice.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error.
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.
You have committed a double mistake, firstly by not keeping the engagement yesterday and secondly, by coming when you were not expected.
You will soon break the bow if you keep it always stretched.
Failure cannot cope with persistence.
Dwelling on negative thoughts is like fertilizing weeds.
Nature never excuses lapses.
A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first.
Great services are not canceled by one act or by one single error.