Quotation Explorer - '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
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
He who never made a mistake never made a discovery. - Samuel Smiles
Man cannot aspire if he looks down; if he rises, he must look up. - Samuel Smiles
Hope is the companion of power, and mother of success; for who so hopes strongly has within him the gift of miracles. - 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
"Where there is a will there is a way," is an old and 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. - Samuel Smiles
Click any word or name in a quote to explore, or search for more. [JSON] [SOURCE]