Self Help by Samuel Smiles

Self Help by Samuel Smiles

SELF HELP; WITH ILLUSTRATIONS OF CONDUCT AND PERSEVERANCE CHAPTER I–SELF-HELP–NATIONAL AND INDIVIDUAL “The worth of a State, in the long run, is the worth of the individuals composing it.”–J. S. Mill. “We put too much faith in systems, and look too little to men.”–B. Disraeli. “Heaven helps those who help themselves” is a well-tried maxim,

Jasmin: Barber, Poet, Philanthropistt by Samuel Smiles

JASMIN Barber, Poet, Philanthropist by Samuel Smiles, LL.D. “Il rasait bien, il chantait. . . . Si la France possedait dix poetes comme Jasmin, dix poetes de cette influence, elle n’aurait pas a craindre de revolutions.”–Sainte-Beuve CONTENTS. Preface CHAPTER I. Agen–Jasmins Boyhood Description of Agen Statue of Jasmin His ‘Souvenirs’ Birth of Jasmin Poverty of

Industrial Biography by Samuel Smiles

INDUSTRIAL BIOGRAPHY Iron Workers and Tool Makers by Samuel Smiles (this etext was produced from a reprint of the 1863 first edition) PREFACE. The Author offers the following book as a continuation, in a more generally accessible form, of the Series of Memoirs of Industrial Men introduced in his Lives of the Engineers. While preparing

Character by Samuel Smiles

Scanned and proofed by Sean Hackett (shack@eircom.net) CHAPTER I.–INFLUENCE OF CHARACTER. “Unless above himself he can Erect himself, how poor a thing is man”–DANIEL. “Character is moral order seen through the medium, of an individual nature…. Men of character are the conscience of the society to which they belong.”–EMERSON. “The prosperity of a country depends,
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