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We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not d
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"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"

- Samuel Smiles

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This quote by Samuel Smiles speaks to the value of failure in the learning process. He suggests that we find out more from our failures than our successes, which mistakes are necessary to making discoveries. He implies that if we never ever make mistakes, we will never ever make any discoveries. This quote encourages us to take dangers and to not hesitate of failure. It reminds us that failure belongs of the learning procedure which it can result in higher understanding and wisdom. It likewise motivates us to be available to gaining from our mistakes and to use them as a source of understanding. Ultimately, this quote motivates us to accept failure and to use it as a tool for development and discovery.

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Samuel Smiles This quote is written / told by Samuel Smiles between December 23, 1812 and April 16, 1904. He was a famous Author from Scotland. The author also have 29 other quotes.

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