A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first.
At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.
As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it.
You have committed a double mistake, firstly by not keeping the engagement yesterday and secondly, by coming when you were not expected.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Nature never excuses lapses.
The wise say that our failure is to form habits: for habit is the mark of a stereotyped world.
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want right now
Great services are not canceled by one act or by one single error.
If something's important enough, you should try. Even if you - the probable outcome is failure.
But man is not made for defeat,'he said. 'A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
The worst prison would be a closed heart.
Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.
Failure cannot cope with persistence.
Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value.
You will soon break the bow if you keep it always stretched.
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.
To stumble twice against the same stone is a proverbial disgrace.
Dwelling on negative thoughts is like fertilizing weeds.