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To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.

Plutarch (46-120) Greek essayist, and biographer.

There is no loneliness greater than the loneliness of a failure. The failure is a stranger in his own house.

Eric Hoffer (1902-1983) American philosopher and author.

There is the greatest practical benefit in making a few failures early in life.

Thomas H. Huxley (1825-1895) English biologist.

There is but one cause of human failure. And that is man's lack of faith in his true Self.

William James (1842-1910) American philosopher and psychologist.

Failure too is a form of death...

Graham Greene (1904-1991) English writer.


He was a self-made man who owed his lack of success to nobody.

Joseph Heller (1923-1999) American author.

Sometimes the best gain is to lose.

George Herbert (1593-1632) British poet.

My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) Politician. President of the United States.

Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) U.S. poet.

However things may seem, no evil thing is success and no good thing is failure.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) U.S. poet.