The best Quotes by Samuel Smiles

The best Quotes by Samuel Smiles

Samuel Smiles (23 December 1812 – 16 April 1904) was a British author and government reformer. Although he campaigned on a Chartist platform, he promoted the idea that more progress would come from new attitudes than from new laws. His primary work, Self-Help (1859), promoted thrift and claimed that poverty was caused largely by irresponsible habits.

He who labours not, cannot enjoy the reward of labour.
Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.
Life will always be to a large extent what we ourselves make it.
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Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.
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Sometimes the right path is not the easiest one.
Grandmother Willow in Pocahontas
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Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
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Making money isn't hard in itself. What's hard is to earn it doing something worth devoting one's life to.
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If A is success in life, then A=x+y+z. Work is x, play is y and z is keeping your mouth shut.
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Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen.
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A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there.
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Barriers and obstacles are stairs that we take to go up.
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Surely it was a good way to die, in the place of someone else, someone I loved.
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Time after time after time I do all this shit for other people, and then I wake up and I'm empty. I have nothing.
Tifanny in Silver Linings
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Live for yourself and you will live in vain;
Live for others, and you will live again.
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Sometimes the best way to solve your own problems is to help someone else.
General Iroh in The Legend of Korra - Season 2 Episode 10
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One of the deep secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.
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Does it really need a reason to help somebody?
Zidane Tribal in Final Fantasy - IX
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Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
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Sometimes you must hurt in order to know, fall in order to grow, lose in order to gain. Because life's greatest lessons are learned through pain.
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The world will break your heart ten ways to Sunday. That's guaranteed.
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Death is Peaceful, Life is Harder.
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Well you can't never let anything happen to him. Then nothing would ever happen to him!
Dory in Finding Nemo
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Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.
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If no one in the entire world cared about you, did you really exist at all?
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Love the life you live.
Live the life you love.
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Anything is possible if you got enough nerve.
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To me, the very definition of the word "broken" suggests that something can be fixed.
Elijah Mikaelson in The Originals - Season 1 Episode 8
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Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.
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How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
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There is no such thing as bad ideas. Just poorly executed awesome ideas.
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What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
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If you give it your all, there's nothing to blame yourself for.
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Hope is like the sun. If you only believe in it when you can see it, you'll never make it through the night.
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You know what they say about hope. It breeds eternal misery.
Spencer Hastings in Pretty Little Liars - Season 1 Episode 1
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Hope is like a shard of glass. Tread on it, and you'll end up wincing with every step. The best policy is to tweezer it out. Sure, it will hurt like billy-o and the wound will take a while to heal, but after that you can walk again.
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Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy,
it does not boast,
it is not proud.
It does not dishonor others,
it is not self-seeking,
it is not easily angered,
it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil
but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects,
always trusts,
always hopes, always perseveres.
I Corinthians - 13, 4-7
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May the wind always be at your back and the sun upon your face and may the wings of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars.
Fred Young in Blow
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And sometimes, against all odds, against all logic, we still hope...
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The night is darkest just before the dawn. And I promise you, the dawn is coming.
Harvey Dent in Batman - The Dark Knight
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Whoever said happines comes with sunshine, has never danced in the rain!
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Eternal sunshine creates deserts.
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My sun sets to rise again.
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The sun teaches to all things that grow their longing for the light. But it is night that raises them to the stars.
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Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.
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Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun.
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You can't stop change any more than you can stop the suns from setting.
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Perfection is impossible. In the 1,526 singles matches I played in my career, I won almost 80% of those matches. But what percentage of points did I win? 54%! In other words, even top ranked tennis players win barely more than half the points they play. When you lose every second point on average, you learn not to dwell on every shot.
Roger Federer - Juni 2024
We've had a lot of away games in the Champions League this season where we've heard the fans. When I think of the game in Newcastle, where you can hear our fans the whole time, even though it was said beforehand that Newcastle is the loudest stadium in England – that's really saying something. We are looking forward to our fans, they will deliver again in Paris.
I felt like a child amongst all the established players. First of all I had to prove myself in training and earn respect and over several months show what I was capable of.
Florian Wirtz - July 2021
Recently, on my 18th birthday, my mother showed me a note from my time at primary school. We had to write down what we wanted to be. The only thing I'd written was: football player. I really did always want that and started early on to kick everything I came across: balloons, balls and anything else lying around the house. There was a lot flying about at our place.
Florian Wirtz - July 2021

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