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  • Samuel Smiles
    Samuel Smiles
    Scottish writer 1812-1904
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    ''Where there is a will there is a way.'' is an old true saying. He who resolves upon doing a thing, by that very resolution often scales the barriers to it, and secures its achievement. To think we are able, is almost to be so - to determine upon attainment is frequently attainment itself.
  • Samuel Smiles
    Samuel Smiles
    Scottish writer 1812-1904
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    It is by patience and self-control that the truly heroic character is perfected.
    Source: Character Ch. VI
  • Samuel Smiles
    Samuel Smiles
    Scottish writer 1812-1904
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    It will generally be found that men who are constantly lamenting their ill luck are only reaping the consequences of their own neglect, mismanagement, and improvidence, or want of application.
  • Samuel Smiles
    Samuel Smiles
    Scottish writer 1812-1904
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    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.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but, scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
  • Arthur Baer
    Arthur Baer
    American journalist and humorist 1886-1969
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    A good neighbor is a fellow who smiles at you over the back fence, but doesn't climb over it.
  • Washington Irving
    Washington Irving
    American writer 1783-1859
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    A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.
  • Susanna Moodie
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    Ah, Hope! what would life be, stripped of thy encouraging smiles, that teach us to look behind the dark clouds of to-day, for the golden beams that are to gild the morrow.
  • Samuel Smiles
    Samuel Smiles
    Scottish writer 1812-1904
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    An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
  • Bai Ling
    Bai Ling
    Chinese-American actress 1966-
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    But somehow I feel like still it's a gift, and I wonder, how can I give this gift to others? Just work hard, and do whatever I can do, to be that, and to return the love to the fans. I like to give them joy and smiles to them. Give back to them.
  • Leigh Hunt
    Leigh Hunt
    British poet, essaywriter 1784-1859
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    Colors are the smiles of nature.
  • Og Mandino
    Og Mandino
    American author 1923-1996
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    Count your blessings. Once you realize how valuable you are and how much you have going for you, the smiles will return, the sun will break out, the music will play, and you will finally be able to move forward the life that God intended for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence.
  • Sinclair Lewis
    Sinclair Lewis
    American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright 1885-1951
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    Damn the great executives, the men of measured merriment, damn the men with careful smiles, damn the men that run the shops, oh, damn their measured merriment.
  • Samuel Smiles
    Samuel Smiles
    Scottish writer 1812-1904
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    Enthusiasm... the sustaining power of all great action.
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