Tweet 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. You May Also Like...Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed on an equal or greater benefit.Before success comes in any man's life, he's sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and the most logical thing to do is to quit. T...Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can do what others can't.Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is to try just one more time.Think good, and good follows. Think evil, and evil follows. You are what you think all day long.Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.Early success is a terrible teacher. You’re essentially being rewarded for a lack of preparation, so when you find yourself in a situation where you must prepare, you can’t do it. You don’t know how.