„The usual devastating put-downs imply that a person is basically bad, rather than that he is a person who sometimes does bad things. Obviously, there is a vast difference between a "bad" person and a person who does something bad.
Besides, failure is an event, it is not a person — yesterday ended last night.“
— Zig Ziglar American motivational speaker 1926 - 2012
Variant: Failure is an event, not a person. Yesterday ended last night.