Discontent, blaming, complaining, self-pity cannot serve as a foundation for a good future, no matter how much effort you make.
You have committed a double mistake, firstly by not keeping the engagement yesterday and secondly, by coming when you were not expected.
Man knows so much and does so little.
At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day.
But man is not made for defeat,'he said. 'A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
The errors of great men are venerable because they are more fruitful than the truths of little men.
Failure is simply an opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.
As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it.
Do not be afraid of mistakes, providing you do not make the same one twice.
A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first.
If something's important enough, you should try. Even if you - the probable outcome is failure.
You will soon break the bow if you keep it always stretched.
One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat.
The fire that warms us can also consume us; it is not the fault of the fire.
Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error.
The worst prison would be a closed heart.
The wise say that our failure is to form habits: for habit is the mark of a stereotyped world.