Samuel Smiles Quotes & Sayings

42 most famous Samuel Smiles quotes and sayings (author). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

Samuel Smiles Quotes
“Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.”
Samuel Smiles Quotes
“Life will always be to a large extent what we ourselves make it.”
Samuel Smiles Quotes
“He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery.”
Samuel Smiles Quotes
“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 Quotes
“An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.”
“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 Quotes
“Hope... is the companion of power, and the mother of success; for who so hopes has within him the gift of miracles.”
Samuel Smiles Quotes
“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 Quotes
“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 Quotes
“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.”

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