To stumble twice against the same stone is a proverbial disgrace.
The worst prison would be a closed heart.
Man knows so much and does so little.
You have committed a double mistake, firstly by not keeping the engagement yesterday and secondly, by coming when you were not expected.
At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.
Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.
You will soon break the bow if you keep it always stretched.
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want right now
The errors of great men are venerable because they are more fruitful than the truths of little men.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Great services are not canceled by one act or by one single error.
The wise say that our failure is to form habits: for habit is the mark of a stereotyped world.
Do not be afraid of mistakes, providing you do not make the same one twice.
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.
One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat.
Nature never excuses lapses.
A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first.
Failure is the foundation of success, and the means by which it is achieved.
If something's important enough, you should try. Even if you - the probable outcome is failure.
Failure cannot cope with persistence.