Dwelling on negative thoughts is like fertilizing weeds.
At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.
But man is not made for defeat,'he said. 'A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want right now
Dream is not that you see in the sleep; dream is that does not allow you to sleep.
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day.
Nature never excuses lapses.
To stumble twice against the same stone is a proverbial disgrace.
Failure is the foundation of success, and the means by which it is achieved.
The worst prison would be a closed heart.
You will soon break the bow if you keep it always stretched.
Failure is simply an opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.
A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first.
The errors of great men are venerable because they are more fruitful than the truths of little men.
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.
One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Discontent, blaming, complaining, self-pity cannot serve as a foundation for a good future, no matter how much effort you make.
The fire that warms us can also consume us; it is not the fault of the fire.
Failure is an event not a person