"I'm as happy a man as any in the world, for the whole world seems to smile upon me!"
"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."Samuel Smiles on Leo Buscaglia
"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."Samuel Smiles on Dr. Seuss
"Look back, and smile on perils past."Samuel Smiles on Walter Scott
"A warm smile is the universal language of kindness."Samuel Smiles on William Arthur Ward
"A smile is a curve that sets everything straight."Samuel Smiles on Phyllis Diller
"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."