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«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.»
«Enthusiasm...the sustaining power of all great action.»
«Hope is the companion of power, and mother of success; for who so hopes strongly has within him the gift of miracles.»
«Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us»
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«The duty of helping one's self in the highest sense involves the helping of one's neighbors.»
«Progress, 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.»
«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.»
«An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.»
«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.»
«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.»
Author: Samuel Smiles