A king, a master, a parent, a judge, may fail to frighten us; but sickness coming brings with it successful reproof.
A proud heart can survive a general failure because such a failure does not prick its pride.
Epigrams succeed where epics fail.
Fail to steal the chicken while it ate up your bait grain.
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
Friends and mules fail in hard trials.
Friends and mules fail us at hard passes.
He that never fails never grows rich.
He that ventures not fails not.
He who fails to plan, plans to fail.
If doctors fail thee, be these three thy doctors--Rest, cheerfulness, and moderate diet.
If his legs fail him, he fights on his knees.
If thy heart fail thee, why then climb at all?
If you fail to take away a strong man's sword when he is on the ground, will you do it when he gets up?
It is an equal failing to trust everybody and to trust nobody.
Limping justice ne'er will fail To hunt out the longest trail.
No good thing is failure and no evil thing success.
One learns by failing.
Success has many fathers, while failure is an orphan.
The abbey does not fail for want on one monk.
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