Samuel Smiles

1812 - 1904

A Quote by Samuel Smiles on wisdom, mistakes, and failures

We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success; we often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.

Samuel Smiles (1812 - 1904)

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A Quote by Samuel Smiles on achievement, control, difficulty, fighting, impossibility, life, men, patience, self-control, simplicity, and success

For want of self-restraint many men are engaged all their lives in fighting with difficulties of their own making, and rendering success impossible by their own cross-grained ungentleness; whilst others, it may be much less gifted, make their way and achieve success by simple patience, equanimity, and self-control.

Samuel Smiles (1812 - 1904)

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A Quote by Samuel Smiles on time

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Persons with comparatively moderate powers will accomplish much, if they apply themselves wholly and indefatigably to one thing at a time.

Samuel Smiles (1812 - 1904)

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A Quote by Samuel Smiles on achievement, decisions, difficulty, effort, life, men, and success

It is not ease, but effort-not facility, but difficulty, makes men. There is, perhaps, no station in life in which difficulties have not to be encountered and overcome before any decided measure of success can be achieved.

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A Quote by Samuel Smiles on reason

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The reason so little is done, is generally because so little is attempted.

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A Quote by Samuel Smiles on character, fortune, fraud, honesty, injustice, kindness, success, and time

It is possible that the scrupulously honest man may not grow rich so fast as the unscrupulous and dishonest one; but the success will be of a truer kind, earned without fraud or injustice. And even though a man should for a time be unsuccessful, still he must be honest: better lose all and save character. For character is itself a fortune. . . .

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A Quote by Samuel Smiles on authors and time

Time is of no account with great thoughts. They are as fresh today as when they first passed through their author's minds, ages ago.

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A Quote by Samuel Smiles on difficulty, discovery, inventions, and sorrow

The very greatest things - great thoughts, discoveries, inventions - have usually been nurtured in hardship, often pondered over in sorrow, and at length established with difficulty.

Samuel Smiles (1812 - 1904)

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A Quote by Samuel Smiles on hope and journeys

Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.

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A Quote by Samuel Smiles on companions, gifts, hope, miracles, motherhood, power, and success

Hope . . . is the companion of power, and the mother of success; for whoso hopes strongly has within him the gift of miracles.

Samuel Smiles (1812 - 1904)

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