Life will always be to a large extent what we ourselves make it.
Ourselves Always Large
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.
Must Active Agents
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
Which Being Precursors
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.
Discoveries Sorrow Been
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.
Failure More Success
Hope... is the companion of power, and the mother of success; for who so hopes has within him the gift of miracles.
Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine, but lost time is gone forever.
Industry May Gone
Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession of individual men by travelling the old road of observation, attention, perseverance, and industry.
Old Only Observation
A place for everything, and everything in its place.
Progress however, 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.
Advance Must 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.
Walk Great Comparatively
The spirit of self-help is the root of all genuine growth in the individual.
Root Spirit Individual