Samuel Smiles (1812 - 1904) was a Scottish author and government reformer.
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With will one can do anything.
Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.
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.
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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