It is not the man of the greatest natural vigor and capacity who achieves the highest results but he who employs his powers with the greatest industry and the most carefully -disciplined skill… All experiences of life seems to prove that the impediments thrown in the way of the human advancement may for the most […]
Samuel Smiles Quotes
A place for everything, and everything in its place.
It is not ease but effort, not facility, but difficulty, that makes men. There is, perhaps no station in life in which difficulties have not to be encountered and overcome before any decided measure of success can be achieved.
It will generally be found that men who are constantly lamenting their ill luck are only reaping the consequences of their own neglect, mismanagement, and improvidence, or want of application.
Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.
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.
Whatever is done for men or classes, to a certain extent takes away the stimulus and necessity of doing for themselves… Help from without is often enfeebling, but help from within invigorates… It is not the man of the greatest natural vigor and capacity who achieves the highest results but he who employs his powers […]
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.