The fire that warms us can also consume us; it is not the fault of the fire.
Failure is the foundation of success, and the means by which it is achieved.
To stumble twice against the same stone is a proverbial disgrace.
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.
Discontent, blaming, complaining, self-pity cannot serve as a foundation for a good future, no matter how much effort you make.
Dwelling on negative thoughts is like fertilizing weeds.
One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat.
But man is not made for defeat,'he said. 'A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day.
As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it.
Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error.
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want right now
You have committed a double mistake, firstly by not keeping the engagement yesterday and secondly, by coming when you were not expected.
Failure is an event not a person
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.
The errors of great men are venerable because they are more fruitful than the truths of little men.
Nature never excuses lapses.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
If something's important enough, you should try. Even if you - the probable outcome is failure.