This quotation is from a poem by Antonio Machado, but I heard it as part of a yoga meditation. The meditation discussed how strength, transformation, and beauty are all born out of our weak spots or past pain. I just really love the image of sweet honey being lovingly made from our past failures. I think it is a good reminder to embrace your failures, faults, and pain, because they are truly what make us into strong beautiful people.
"...and the golden bees were making white combs and sweet honey
from my old failures." -Antonio Machado