Knowledge conquered by labor becomes a possession - a property entirely our own.
Man cannot aspire if he looked down if he rise, he must look up.
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.
The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at once.
The spirit of self-help is the root of all genuine growth in the individual.
The duty of helping one's self in the highest sense involves the helping of one's neighbors.
It is possible that the scrupulously honest man may not grow rich so fast as the unscrupulous and dishonest one but the success will be of a truer kind, earned without fraud or injustice. And even though a man should for a time be unsuccessful, stil
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.
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.
I'm as happy a man as any in the world, for the whole world seems to smile upon me
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.
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.
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.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable, is but of the nature of learning whereas, the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom and a small store of the latter is worth vastly more than any stock of the former
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.
Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine but lost time is gone forever
Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine, but lost time is gone forever.
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.
Life will always be to a large extent what we ourselves make it.
The wise man... if he would live at peace with others, he will bear and forbear.
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.
He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery.
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.
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.
All experiences of life seems to prove that the impediments thrown in the way of the human advancement may for the most part be overcome by steady good conduct, honest zeal, activity, perseverance and above all, by a determined resolution to surmount