We climb to heaven most often on the ruins of our cherished plans, finding our failures were successes.
It isn't the Lord who withholds himself from us. It is we who withhold ourselves from him because of our failure to keep his commandments.
The difference between failure and success is doing a thing nearly right and doing a thing exactly right.
I'm proof against that word failure. I've seen behind it. The only failure a man ought to fear is failure of cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best.
Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure.
One must be a god to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake.
A man may fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.
Persistent people begin their success where others end in failure.
When on the brink of complete discouragement, success is discerning that ... the line between failure and success is so fine that often a single extra effort is all that is needed to bring victory out of defeat.
INSURRECTION, n. An unsuccessful revolution. Disaffection's failure to substitute misrule for bad government.