Thursday February 23rd 2012

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Thought for the Day

“Practical wisdom is only to be learned
in the school of experience.
Precepts and instructions are useful
so far as they go, but,
without the discipline of real life,
they remain of the nature of theory only.”

~Samuel Smiles
(1812-1904)



*Samuel Smiles

Born: 23 December 1812
Died: 16 April 1904

A Scottish author and reformer. Smiles is perhaps best known for his book Self Help. In 1859 he published the book at his own expense and risk, retaining the copyright and paying John Murray ten per cent. commission. It sold 20,000 copies within one year of its publication. By the time of Smiles’ death in 1904 it had sold over a quarter of a million.

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