If you can't make a mistake, you can't make anything.
Because a fellow has failed once or twice, or a dozen times, you don't want to set him down as a failure till he's dead or loses his courage--and that's the same thing.
Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.
The wisest person is not the one who has the fewest failures but the one who turns failures to best account.
-Richard R. Grant
Defeat doesn't finish a man--quit does. A man is not finished when he's defeated. He's finished when he quits.
-Richard M. Nixon
Most people give up just when they're about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game, one foot from a winning touchdown.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
If you are not big enough to lose, you are not big enough to win.