Life will always be to a large extent what we ourselves make it.
Large Extent Ourselves Extent
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.
Their Nature Necessarily
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
Itself Often Possibility
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.
Often Length Inventions
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.
Mistake Wisdom Much
Hope... is the companion of power, and the mother of success; for who so hopes has within him the gift of miracles.
Miracles Power Success
Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine, but lost time is gone forever.
Wealth Industry Replaced
Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession of individual men by travelling the old road of observation, attention, perseverance, and industry.
Observation Individual Become
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 Once Kind
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.
Must Slow Results
The spirit of self-help is the root of all genuine growth in the individual.
Genuine Individual Root