Happy Homes and the Hearts that Make Them: Or Thrifty People and why They Thrive

Samuel SMILES (1812 - 1904)

Samuel Smiles was a Scottish author and government reformer, but he concluded that more progress would come from new attitudes than from new laws. He wrote popular articles and books on his theories; ways people could help themselves overcome their problems. His book "Self-Help" brought him to celebrity status: almost overnight, he became a leading pundit and much-consulted guru. "Happy Homes" focuses on ways and reasons to be thrifty, how to find happiness in life, the opposite sex and work. What's particularly striking about this book is its clear-headed 19th Century advice for "improvement" and cultural stability, etc., combined with the entrenched and historic sexism of a paternalistic society. “Sow a thought and you get an act; Sow an act and you get a habit; Sow a habit and you get a character; Sow a character and you get a destiny.”― Samuel Smiles, Happy Homes and the Hearts That Make Them - Summary by John Greenman and Wikipedia

Genre(s): Self-Help

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface John Greenman
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Play 01 Chapter 1: The Art of Living; or Making the Most of Life John Greenman
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Play 02 Chapter 2: Healthy Homes John Greenman
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Play 03 Chapter 3: Influence of Character John Greenman
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Play 04 Chapter 4: Home Power John Greenman
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Play 05 Chapter 5: Companionship and Example John Greenman
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Play 06 Chapter 6: Work John Greenman
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Play 07 Chapter 7: Helping One's Self John Greenman
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Play 08 Chapter 8: Leaders of Industry - Inventors and Producers John Greenman
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Play 09 Chapter 9: Application and Perserverance John Greenman
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Play 10 Chapter 10: Helps and Opportunities - Scientific Pursuits John Greenman
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Play 11 Chapter 11: Energy and Will John Greenman
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Play 12 Chapter 12: Self-culture -- Facilities and Difficulties John Greenman
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Play 13 Chapter 13: Workers in Art John Greenman
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Play 14 Chapter 14: Men of Business John Greenman
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Play 15 Chapter 15: Money - Its Use and Abuse John Greenman
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Play 16 Chapter 16: Habits of Thrift John Greenman
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Play 17 Chapter 17: Methods of Economy John Greenman
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Play 18 Chapter 18: Courage John Greenman
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Play 19 Chapter 19: Self-control John Greenman
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Play 20 Chapter 20: Duty -- Truthfulness John Greenman
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Play 21 Chapter 21: Temper John Greenman
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Play 22 Chapter 22: Manner -- Art John Greenman
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Play 23 Chapter 23: Companionship of Books John Greenman
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Play 24 Chapter 24: Companionship in Marriage John Greenman
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Play 25 Chapter 25: Examples -- Models John Greenman
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Play 26 Chapter 26: Character -- The True Gentleman John Greenman
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Play 27 Chapter 27: The Discipline of Experience John Greenman
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