"Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine, but lost time is gone forever."
"To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear."Samuel Smiles on Buddha
"The wish for healing has always been half of health."Samuel Smiles on Lucius Annaeus Seneca
"A healthy attitude is contagious but don't wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier."Samuel Smiles on Tom Stoppard
"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul."Samuel Smiles on John Muir
"'Tis healthy to be sick sometimes."Samuel Smiles on Henry David Thoreau
"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."