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The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging.
Man, as man, has never realized himself. The greater part of him, his potential being, has always been submerged. What is history if not the endless story of his repeated failures?

Stand Still Like the Hummingbird
Our dissatisfactions may be the result of failing to look properly at our lives rather than the result of anything inherently deficient about them.

How Proust Can Change Your Life
We are not always humiliated by failing at things; we are humiliated only if we first invest our pride and sense of worth in a given achievement, and then do not reach it.

Status Anxiety
If you believe you will fail, there is no hope for you. You will.

The Art of Public Speaking
Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others
A shy failure is nobler than an immodest success
The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure
We climb to heaven most often on the ruins of our cherished plans, finding our failures were successes
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."