Samuel Smiles

Samuel
Smiles
1812
1904

Engish Biographer, Author and Reformer

Author Quotes

To be worth anything, character must be capable of standing firm upon its feet in the world of daily work, temptation, and trial; and able to bear the wear and tear of actual life. Cloistered virtues do not count for much.

Childhood is like a mirror, which reflects in after life the images first presented to it.

To think we are able is almost to be so; to determine upon attainment is frequently attainment itself; earnest resolution has often seemed to have about it almost a savor of omnipotence.

Commonplace though it may appear, this doing of one’s duty embodies the highest ideal of life and character. There may be nothing heroic about it; but the common lot of men is not heroic.

Conscience is that peculiar faculty of the soul which may be called the religious instinct.

Author Picture
First Name
Samuel
Last Name
Smiles
Birth Date
1812
Death Date
1904
Bio

Engish Biographer, Author and Reformer