About Samuel Smiles

Samuel Smiles
Samuel Smiles, was a Scottish author and government reformer, who campaigned on a Chartist platform. But he concluded that more progress would come from new attitudes than from new laws. His masterpiece, 'Self-Help', promoted thrift and claimed that poverty was caused largely by irresponsible habits, while also attacking materialism and... Wikipedia
December 23, 1812, High Street, Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland
April 16, 1904, 8 Pembroke Gardens, Kensington, London, England

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