Samuel Smiles

Samuel Smiles

was a Scottish author and reformer
England was nothing, compared to continental nations until she had become commercial...until about the middle of the last century, when a number of ingenious and inventive men, without apparent relation to each other, arose in various parts of the kingdom, succeeded in giving an immense impulse to all the branches of the national industry; the result of which has been a harvest of wealth and prosperity, perhaps without a parallel in the history of the world.More Samuel Smiles quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The great lesson of biography is to show what man can be and do at his best. A noble life put fairly on record acts like an inspiration to others.More Samuel Smiles quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Samuel Smiles quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Great men are always exceptional men; and greatness itself is but comparative. Indeed, the range of most men in life is so limited that very few have the opportunity of being great.More Samuel Smiles quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Mere political reform will not cure the manifold evils which now afflict society. There requires a social reform, a domestic reform, an individual reform.More Samuel Smiles quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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