Samuel Smiles

1812 - 1904

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.

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 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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