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Samuel Smiles
(1812-1904) born on
Dec 23
Scottish author. He was best known for "Self-Help," 1859 which enshrined the Victorian values associated with the "gospel of work."
         
   
F
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.

R
It will generally be found that men who are constantly lamenting their ill luck are only reaping the consequences of their own neglect, mismanagement, and improvidence, or want of application.
A
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.
N
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.
K
'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.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Poor Man's College Quotations Collection," ed. Sidney Madwed, AAPEX software, 1994.
R: In "Correct Quotes for DOS," WordStar International, 1991.
A: "Self Help," ch. 11, 1859.
N: In "Poor Man's College Quotations Collection," ed. Sidney Madwed, AAPEX software, 1994.
K: In "Poor Man's College Quotations Collection," ed. Sidney Madwed, AAPEX software, 1994.
   


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