More From Samuel Smiles
- "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."
- "Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession of individual men by travelling the old road of observation, attention, perseverance, and industry."
- "The very greatest things – great thoughts, discoveries, inventions – have usually been nurtured in hardship, often pondered over in sorrow, and at length established with difficulty."