Samuel Smiles

Samuel Smiles

was a Scottish author and reformer
The iron rail proved a magicians' road. It virtually reduced England to a sixth of its size. It brought the country nearer to the town and the town to the country.... It energized punctuality, discipline, and attention; and proved a moral teacher by the influence of example.More Samuel Smiles quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Labor is still, and ever will be, the inevitable price set upon everything which is valuable.More Samuel Smiles quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
He who recognizes no higher logic than that of the shilling may become a very rich man, and yet remain all the while an exceedingly poor creature; for riches are no proof whatever of moral worth, and their glitter often serves only to draw attention to the worthlessness of their possessor, as the glow-worm's light reveals the grub.More Samuel Smiles quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Knowledge conquered by labor becomes a possession -a property entirely our own.More Samuel Smiles quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
All life is a struggle.... Under competition the lazy man is put under the necessity of exerting himself; and if he will not exert himself, he must fall behind. If he do not work, neither shall he eat.More Samuel Smiles quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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