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"If I ran a school, I'd give the average grade to the ones who gave me all the right answers, for being good parrots. I'd give the top grades to those who made a lot of mistakes and told me about them, and then told me what they learned from them."
"There is no failure except in no longer trying."
"The line between failure and success is so fine that we scarcely know when we pass it; so fine that we are often on the line and do not know it."
"The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one."
"You're never beaten until you admit it."
"The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything."
"Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also."
"No matter how hard the loss, defeat might serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out."
"It is inevitable that some defeat will enter even the most victorious life. The human spirit is never finished when it is defeated...it is finished when it surrenders."
"Men are born to succeed, not fail."
"If I had permitted my failures, or what seemed to me at the time a lack of success, to discourage me I cannot see any way in which I would ever have made progress."
"The baby rises to its feet, takes a step, is overcome with triumph and joy - and falls flat on its face. It is a pattern for all that is to come! But learn from the bewildered baby. Lurch to your feet again. You'll make the sofa in the end."
"I don't think there's anything to be afraid of. Failure brings great rewards -- in the life of an artist."
"To err is human. To blame it on somebody else is even more human."
"The greatness comes not when things always go good for you. But the greatness comes when you're really tested, when you take some knocks, some disappointments when sadness comes. Because only if you've been in the deepest valley can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain."
"Good judgment comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgment."
"If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment."
"Expect people to be better than they are; it helps them to become better. But don't be disappointed when they are not; it helps them to keep trying."
"What you have lost will not be returned to you. It will always be lost. You're left with only your scars to mark the void. All you can choose to do is go on or not. But if you go on, it's knowing you carry your scars with you."
"Errors are inevitable. The mark of character is not refusing to recognize them, but acknowledging them and taking responsibility."
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