You will soon break the bow if you keep it always stretched.
A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first.
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day.
Dream is not that you see in the sleep; dream is that does not allow you to sleep.
To stumble twice against the same stone is a proverbial disgrace.
The errors of great men are venerable because they are more fruitful than the truths of little men.
One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat.
You have committed a double mistake, firstly by not keeping the engagement yesterday and secondly, by coming when you were not expected.
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.
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.
Nature never excuses lapses.
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.
Failure is simply an opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
Discontent, blaming, complaining, self-pity cannot serve as a foundation for a good future, no matter how much effort you make.
Man knows so much and does so little.
Failure cannot cope with persistence.
The fire that warms us can also consume us; it is not the fault of the fire.
But man is not made for defeat,'he said. 'A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value.