Samuel Smiles Quotes
Most popular Samuel Smiles Quotes
Politeness goes far, yet costs nothing.
He who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience.
A man who has well considered his duty will at once carry his conviction into action.
Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.
To uproot an old habit is sometimes a more painful thing, and vastly more difficult, than to wrench out a tooth.
Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance, but lost time is gone for ever.
The maxim is often quoted: "All work and no play make Jack a dull boy." But all play and no work makes him something worse.
The battle of life is, in most cases, fought uphill; and to win it without a struggle were, perhaps, to win it without honor.
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.
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.
Example is one of the most potent of instructors, though it teaches without a tongue. It is the practical school of mankind, working by action, which is always more forcible than words.
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.
All life is a struggle. Amongst workmen, competition is a struggle to advance towards higher wages. Amongst masters, to make the highest profits. Amongst writers, preacers, and politicians, it is a struggle to succeed—to gain glory, reputation, or income.