Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.
Life will always be to a large extent what we ourselves make it.
Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine, but lost time is gone forever.
The battle of life is, in most cases, fought uphill; and to win it without a struggle were perhaps to win it without honor. If there were no difficulties there would be no success; if there were nothing to struggle for, there would be nothing to be achieved.
Progress, 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.
Enthusiasm... the sustaining power of all great action.
The work of many of the greatest men, inspired by duty, has been done amidst suffering and trial and difficulty. They have struggled against the tide, and reached the shore exhausted.
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.
Man cannot aspire if he looked down; if he rise, he must look up.
Labour may be a burden and a chastisement, but it is also an honour and a glory. Without it, nothing can be accomplished.
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.
The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at once.
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.
He who labours not, cannot enjoy the reward of labour.
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
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