Samuel Smiles

Samuel Smiles

was a Scottish author and reformer
Though an inheritance of acres may be bequeathed, an inheritance of knowledge and wisdom cannot. The wealthy man may pay others for doing his work for him; but it is impossible to get his thinking done for him by another, or to purchase any kind of self-culture.More Samuel Smiles quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Samuel Smiles quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Time is of no account with great thoughts. They are as fresh today as when they first passed through their author's minds, ages ago.More Samuel Smiles quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
One might almost fear," writes a thoughtful woman, "seeing how the women of to-day are lightly stirred up to run after some new fashion or faith, that heaven is not so near to them as it was to their mothers and grandmothers.More Samuel Smiles quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is energy -- the central element of which is will -- that produces the miracle that is enthusiasm in all ages. Everywhere it is what is called force of character and the sustaining power of all great action.More Samuel Smiles quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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