Hugh Miller Quotes (10 quotes)
“Their humble dwellings were of their own rearing; it was they themselves who had broken in their little fields; from time immemorial, far beyond the reach of history, had they possessed their mountain holdings.”
Hugh Miller: Outrage and Order : Biography and Selected Writings (1981 edition), Mainstream Publishing Company Limited
“They who lack talent expect things to happen without effort. They ascribe failure to a lack of inspiration or ability, or to misfortune, rather than to insufficient application. At the core of every true talent there is an awareness of the difficulties inherent in any achievement, and the confidence that by persistence and patience something worthwhile will be realized. Thus talent is a species of vigor.”
Between the Devil and the Dragon: The Best Essays and Aphorisms of Eric Hoffer (Harper & Row, 1982), p. 67
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsHugh Miller
Died: 1856 (aged 54)
Bio: Hugh Miller was a self-taught Scottish geologist and writer, folklorist and an evangelical Christian.