Thomas Buxton, fully Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, 1st Baronet

Thomas
Buxton, fully Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, 1st Baronet
1786
1845

English Philanthropist, Member of Parliament, Brewer, Abolitionist and Social Reformer

Author Quotes

The road to success is not to be run upon by seven-leagued boots. Step by step, little by little, bit by bit-that is the way to wealth, that is the way to wisdom, that is the way to glory.

The world abhors closeness, and all but admires extravagance; yet a slack hand shows weakness, and a tight hand strength.

With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.

Laziness grows on people; it begins in cobwebs and ends in iron chains. The more one has to do the more he is able to accomplish.

Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal. The winner is he who gives himself to his work, body and soul.

I hold a doctrine, to which I owe not much, indeed, but all the little I ever had, namely, that with ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.

The longer I live, the more I am certain that the difference between men, between the feeble and the powerful, between the great and the insignificant, is energy - invincible determination - a purpose once fixed, and then death or victory.

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First Name
Thomas
Last Name
Buxton, fully Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, 1st Baronet
Birth Date
1786
Death Date
1845
Bio

English Philanthropist, Member of Parliament, Brewer, Abolitionist and Social Reformer