Samuel Smiles

1812 - 1904

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 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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