Samuel McChord Crothers (June 7, 1857–November 1927) was an American Unitarian minister with The First Parish in Cambridge. He was a popular essayist.Crothers graduated from Wittenberg College in 1873. In 1874, he graduated from College of New Jersey (later Princeton University). After earning a divinity degree at Union Theological Seminary in 1877, he became a Presbyterian minister. He resigned in 1881 and converted to the Unitarian church in 1882.
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Don't be discouraged by a failure. It can be a positive experience. Failure is, in a sense, the highway to success, inasmuch as every discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true, and every fresh experience points out some form of error which we shall afterwards carefully avoid.