Samuel Smiles Quotes


13 Samuel Smiles quotes:



"Enthusiasm...the sustaining power of all great action."
Author: Smiles Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"''Where there is a will there is a way.'' is an old true saying. He who resolves upon doing a thing, by that very resolution often scales the barriers to it, and secures its achievement. To think we are able, is almost to be so -- to determine upon attainment is frequently attainment itself."
Author: Smiles Quotes Category: Achievement Quotes
"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."
"The duty of helping one's self in the highest sense involves the helping of one's neighbors."
Author: Smiles Quotes Category: Duty Quotes
"Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine; but lost time is gone forever"
Author: Smiles Quotes Category: Health Quotes
"The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at once."
Author: Smiles Quotes Category: Quotes Quotes
"An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing."
Author: Smiles Quotes Category: Quotes Quotes
"Knowledge conquered by labor becomes a possession - a property entirely our own."
Author: Smiles Quotes Category: Quotes Quotes
"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."
Author: Smiles Quotes Category: Quotes Quotes
"Progress, of the best kind, is comparatively slow. Great results cannot be achieved at once; and we must be satisfied to advance in life as we walk, step by step."
Author: Smiles Quotes Category: Progress Quotes
"Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience. Precepts and instruction are useful so far as they go, but, without the discipline of real life, they remain of the nature of theory only."
Author: Smiles Quotes Category: Wisdom Quotes
"It is not ease but effort, not facility but difficult, that makes man. There is perhaps no station in life in which difficulties do not have to be encountered and overcome before any decided means of success can be achieved."
Author: Smiles Quotes Category: Obstacles Quotes
"The wise man... if he would live at peace with others, he will bear and forbear."
Author: Smiles Quotes Category: Living Quotes



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