The duty of helping one's self in the highest sense involves the helping of one's neighbors.
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.
He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery.
Made Who Never
It is a mistake to suppose that men succeed through success; they much oftener succeed through failures. Precept, study, advice, and example could never have taught them so well as failure has done.
Precept Men Advice
The reason why so little is done, is generally because so little is attempted.
Men who are resolved to find a way for themselves will always find opportunities enough; and if they do not find them, they will make them.
Will Themselves Resolved
The spirit of self-help is the root of all genuine growth in the individual.
Spirit Self-Help Individual
Life will always be to a large extent what we ourselves make it.
Life Will Make
Men must necessarily be the active agents of their own well-being and well-doing they themselves must in the very nature of things be their own best helpers.
Nature Best Own
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
Reality Which Itself
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.
Pondered Established Hardship
Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.
Which Toward Casts