” 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 apprenticeship of difficulty is one which the greatest of men have had to serve. “


” The work of many of the greatest men, inspired by duty, has been done amidst suffering and trial and difficulty. They have struggled against the tide, and reached the shore exhausted. “


” Men who are resolved to find a way for themselves will always find opportunities enough, and if they do not find them, they will make them. “


” Men must necessarily be the active agents of their own well-being and well-doing they themselves must in the very nature of things be their own best helpers. “


” Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession of individual men by travelling the old road of observation, attention, perseverance, and industry. “



All 6 Samuel Smiles Quotes about Men in picture


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 apprenticeship of difficulty is one which the greatest of men have had to serve.
The work of many of the greatest men, inspired by duty, has been done amidst suffering and trial and difficulty. They have struggled against the tide, and reached the shore exhausted.
Men who are resolved to find a way for themselves will always find opportunities enough, and if they do not find them, they will make them.
Men must necessarily be the active agents of their own well-being and well-doing they themselves must in the very nature of things be their own best helpers.
Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession of individual men by travelling the old road of observation, attention, perseverance, and industry.

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