Samuel Smiles

1812 - 1904

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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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.

Samuel Smiles (1812 - 1904)

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A Quote by Samuel Smiles on difficulty and men

The apprenticeship of difficulty is one which the greatest of men have had to serve.

Samuel Smiles (1812 - 1904)

Source: Self-Help.

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A Quote by Samuel Smiles on achievement, difficulty, fighting, honor, life, struggle, and success

The battle of life is, in most cases, fought uphill; and to win it without a struggle were perhaps to win it without honour. If there were no difficulties there would be no success; if there were nothing to struggle for, there would be nothing to be achieved.

Samuel Smiles (1812 - 1904)

Source: Self-Help.

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A Quote by Samuel Smiles on difficulty, duty, inspiration, men, struggle, suffering, and work

The work of many of the greatest men, inspired by duty, has been done amidst suffering and trial and difficulty. They struggled against the tide, and reached the shore exhausted.

Samuel Smiles (1812 - 1904)

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A Quote by Samuel Smiles

A place for everything, and everything in its place.

Samuel Smiles (1812 - 1904)

Source: Thrift, Chapter 5.

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A Quote by Samuel Smiles on business and maxims

Cecil's dispatch of business was extraordinary, his maxim being, "The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at once."

Samuel Smiles (1812 - 1904)

Source: Self-Help, Chapter 9.

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