Failure is acceptable but failing to try is not. (R. Keith Mobley, business leader and author)

Theodore Roosevelt put it another way: “It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.” Having failed to score the winning basket or doing poorly in a recital often discourages a young person so much that he or she vows to never try again. Adults should encourage children to keep trying, which, in turn, teaches them to do the same for their friends.

If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble (Ecclesiastes 4:10)