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 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.

Samuel Smiles (1812 - 1904)

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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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A Quote by Samuel Smiles on idleness and laws

No laws, however stringent, can make the idle industrious, the thriftless provident, or the drunken sober.

Samuel Smiles (1812 - 1904)

Source: Self-Help.

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A Quote by Samuel Smiles on time

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The shortest way to do many things at once is to do them one at a time.

Samuel Smiles (1812 - 1904)

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A Quote by Samuel Smiles

No pains, no gains.

Samuel Smiles (1812 - 1904)

Source: Proverb quoted in Self-Help.

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A Quote by Samuel Smiles on discovery, failure, learning, mistakes, success, and wisdom

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)

Source: Self-Help.

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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)

Source: Self-Help.

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