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Samuel Smiles Quotes and Sayings

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He who never made a mistake,
never made a discovery.
- Samuel Smiles

Related topics: Motivational

Labor is still, and ever will be, the inevitable price
set upon everything which is valuable.
- Samuel Smiles

Life will always be to a large extent what we ourselves make it.
- Samuel Smiles

The duty of helping one's self in the highest sense
involves the helping of one's neighbors.
- Samuel Smiles

 

Hope...
is the companion of power, and the mother of success;
for who so hopes has within him the gift of miracles.
- Samuel Smiles

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.
- Samuel Smiles

Men must necessarily be the active agents of their
own well-being and well-doing they themselves must
in the very nature of things be their own best helpers.
- Samuel Smiles

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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

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

The reason why so little is done, is generally because so little is attempted.
- Samuel Smiles

Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it,
casts the shadow of our burden behind us.
- Samuel Smiles

Man cannot aspire if he looked down;
if he rise,
he must look up.
- Samuel Smiles

An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality;
our desires being often but precursors of the things
which we are capable of performing.
- Samuel Smiles

The spirit of self-help is the root of all genuine
growth in the individual.
- Samuel Smiles

Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession
of individual men by travelling the old road of observation,
attention, perseverance, and industry.
- Samuel Smiles

Progress however, 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.
- Samuel Smiles

The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,
is but the nature of learning; whereas the experience
gained from actual life is one of the nature of wisdom.
- Samuel Smiles

The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at once.
- Samuel Smiles

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

Men who are resolved to find a way for themselves will
always find opportunities enough;
and if they do not find them,
they will make them.
- Samuel Smiles

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

The wise man...
if he would live at peace with others,
he will bear and forbear.
- Samuel Smiles

Enthusiasm...
the sustaining power of all great action.
- Samuel Smiles

Lost wealth may be replaced by industry,
lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine,
but lost time is gone forever.
- Samuel Smiles

Knowledge conquered by labor becomes a possession -
a property entirely our own.
- Samuel Smiles

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.
- Samuel Smiles

It is energy - the central element of which is will -
that produces the miracle that is enthusiasm in all ages.
Everywhere it is what is called force of character
and the sustaining power of all great action.
- Samuel Smiles

The battle of life is, in most cases,
fought uphill; and to win it without a struggle were
perhaps to win it without honor.
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

It is a mistake to suppose that men succeed through success;
they much oftener succeed through failures.
Precept, study, advice, and example could never have
taught them so well as failure has done.
- Samuel Smiles

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

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou PHOTO

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller PHOTO

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

There are two kinds of failures:
those who thought and never did,
and those who did and never thought.
- Laurence J. Peter

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

It's never too late -
never too late to start over,
never too late to be happy.
- Jane Fonda

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stay Happy, never let anyone get your goat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A part of you has grown in me.
And so you see, it's you and me
together forever and never apart,
maybe in distance, but never in heart.
- Anonymous

We never NEED anything; we never NEED to do something.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never take counsel of your fears.
- Andrew Jackson

As we express our gratitude,
we must never forget that the highest appreciation
is not to utter words, but to live by them.
- John F. Kennedy

Never allow a person to tell you NO
who doesn't have the power to say YES.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

What we have once enjoyed we can never lose.
All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
- Helen Keller

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow,
it only saps today of its joy.
- Leo Buscaglia

We are shaped by our thoughts;
we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows
like a shadow that never leaves.
- The Buddha

Never impose on others what
you would not choose for yourself.
- Confucius (Ancient Chinese)

Pleasure disappoints, possibility never
- Soren Kierkegaard

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit.
Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever,
even if your whole world seems upset.
- Saint Francis de Sales

You may be always victorious if
you will never enter into any contest
where the issue does not wholly depend upon yourself.
- Epictetus

Never say or do anything you wouldn't want
to be the last thing you ever said or did.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never Let Anyone Get Your Goat,
Push Your Buttons,
Get You Riled Up,
or Annoy You.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every man and woman is born into the world
to do something unique and something distinctive;
and if he or she does not do it,
it will never be done.
- Benjamin E. Mays


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