Born: December 23, 1812
Birthplace: Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
Died: April 16, 1904
Occupation: Author, Physician, and Reformer
Profile: Obtained his doctorate from Edinburgh University. Later pursued an interest in parliamentary reform until abondoning it with a conclusion that self-help was the best route to success.
Number of Quotes: 1
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.