"Hope... is the companion of power, and the mother of success for who so hopes has within him the gift of miracles."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Samuel Smiles on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Samuel Smiles on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Samuel Smiles on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."Samuel Smiles on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."Samuel Smiles on Dalai Lama
"Progress however, 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."
"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."
"The experience gathered from books, though often valuable, is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is one of the nature of wisdom."
"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."
"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."