You will soon break the bow if you keep it always stretched.
If something's important enough, you should try. Even if you - the probable outcome is failure.
At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.
Man knows so much and does so little.
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 the foundation of success, and the means by which it is achieved.
Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value.
But man is not made for defeat,'he said. 'A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
The fire that warms us can also consume us; it is not the fault of the fire.
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day.
Failure cannot cope with persistence.
One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat.
The worst prison would be a closed heart.
Discontent, blaming, complaining, self-pity cannot serve as a foundation for a good future, no matter how much effort you make.
The wise say that our failure is to form habits: for habit is the mark of a stereotyped world.
Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.
Great services are not canceled by one act or by one single error.
You have committed a double mistake, firstly by not keeping the engagement yesterday and secondly, by coming when you were not expected.
Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error.
Nature never excuses lapses.