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Elbert Hubbard
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Your friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you. Elbert Hubbard

In these days, a man who says a thing cannot be done is quite apt to be interrupted by some idiot doing it. Elbert Hubbard

The goal of evolution is self - conquest Elbert Hubbard

Grammar is the grave of letters. Elbert Hubbard

I pray that I may never meddle, interfere, dictate, give advice that is not wanted, or assist when my services are not needed. If I can help people, I'll do it by giving them a chance to help themselves; and if I can uplift or inspire, let it be by example, inference and suggestion, rather than by injunction and dictation. That is to say, I desire to be Radiant - to Radiate Life! Elbert Hubbard

Punishment - The justice that the guilty deal out to those that are caught. Elbert Hubbard

Nothing is permanent but change. Elbert Hubbard

If you work for a man, in Heavens name work for him! If he pays you wages that supply your bread and butter, work for him, stand by him, and stand by the institution he represents. Elbert Hubbard

No man should dogmatize except on the subject of theology. Here he can take his stand, and by throwing the burden of proof on the opposition, he is invincible. We have to die to find out whether he is right. Elbert Hubbard

Real life is in love, laughter, and work. Elbert Hubbard

A man's acts are usually right, but his reasons seldom are. Elbert Hubbard

The man who is so run down that he needs a vacation can never adjust or reform himself in two weeks. What he really needs is to re-transform his life. Elbert Hubbard

The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you. Elbert Hubbard

Art is not a thing; it is a way. Elbert Hubbard

Your neighbor is the man who needs you. Elbert Hubbard

Laws that do not embody public opinion can never be enforced. Elbert Hubbard

If you suffer, thank God! It is a sure sign that you are alive. Elbert Hubbard

Reversing your treatment of the man you have wronged is better than asking his forgiveness. Elbert Hubbard

If you can't answer a man's arguments, all is not lost; you can still call him vile names. Elbert Hubbard

In order to have friends, you must first be one. Elbert Hubbard

A man is not paid for having a head and hands, but for using them. Elbert Hubbard

Every tyrant who has lived has believed in freedom for himself. Elbert Hubbard

Fortitude: That quality of mind which does not care what happens so long as it does not happen to us. Elbert Hubbard

Gossip is only the lack of a worthy memory. Elbert Hubbard

Be yourself and think for yourself, and while your conclusions may not be infallible they will be nearer right than the inclusions forced upon you by those who have a personal interest in keeping you in ignorance. Elbert Hubbard

You can lead a boy to college, but you cannot make him think. Elbert Hubbard

The reward of a good deed is in having done it. Elbert Hubbard

The trouble with many married people is that they are trying to get more out of marriage than there is in it. Elbert Hubbard

Genius is the capacity of avoiding hard work. Elbert Hubbard

Growth is often a painful process. Elbert Hubbard

I have noticed that youngsters given to the climbing habit usually do something when they grow up Elbert Hubbard

Picture in your mind the able, earnest, useful person you desire to be, and the thought you hold is hourly transforming you into that particular individual you so admire Elbert Hubbard

There have always existed three ways of keeping the people loving and loyal. One is to leave them alone, to trust them and not to interfere. This plan, however, has very seldom been practised, because the politicians regard the public as a cow to be milked, and something must be done to make it stand quiet. Elbert Hubbard

The brain is a commodity used to fertilize ideas. Elbert Hubbard

An ounce of performance is worth more than a pound of preachment. Elbert Hubbard

Forbid a man to think for himself or to act for himself and you may add the joy of piracy and the zest of smuggling to his life. Elbert Hubbard

Make two grins grow where there was only a grouch before. Elbert Hubbard

The average man believes a thing first, and then searches for proof to bolster his opinion Elbert Hubbard

It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test. Elbert Hubbard

Polygamy is an endeavor to get more out of life than there is in it. Elbert Hubbard

An event described by those to whom it was told by men who did not see it. Elbert Hubbard

When someone says it ain't the money, but its the principal of the thing, it's the money. Elbert Hubbard

The mintage of wisdom is to know that rest is rust, and that real life is in love, laughter, and work. Elbert Hubbard

It is not book learning young men need, nor instruction about this and that, but a stiffening of the vertebrae which will cause them to be loyal to a trust, to act promptly, concentrate their energies, do a thing - carry a message to Garcia. Elbert Hubbard

Organized religion, being founded on superstition, is, perforce, not scientific. And all that which is not scientific - that is, truthful - must be bolstered up by force, fear and falsehood. Thus we always find slavery and organized religion going hand in hand. Elbert Hubbard

Martyrs and persecutors are the same type of man. As to which is the persecutor and which the martyr, this is only a question of transient power. Elbert Hubbard

There is a joy in going without things, a fine tang in eliminating the superfluous. Elbert Hubbard

God - the John Doe of philosophy and religion. Elbert Hubbard

One thing is sure, there are just two respectable ways to die. One is of old age, and the other is by accident. Elbert Hubbard

One can play comedy, two are required for melodrama, but a tragedy demands three. Elbert Hubbard

Man's greatest blunder has been in trying to make peace with the skies instead of making peace with his neighbors Elbert Hubbard

Seeing with better eyes We can recognize that the offender is a valuable human being who struggles with the same needs, pressures, and confusions that we struggle with. We will recognize that the incident really may not have been about us in the first place. Instead it was about the wrongdoer's misguided attempt to meet his or her own needs. As we regard offenders from this point of view (regardless of whether they repent and regardless of what they have done or suffered), we will be in a position to forgive them. Elbert Hubbard

Don't lose faith in humanity; think of all the people in the United States who have never played you a single nasty trick. Elbert Hubbard

Who are the happiest people on earth? A craftsman or artist whistling over a job well done. A little child building sand castles. A mother, after a busy day, bathing her baby. A doctor who has finished a difficult and dangerous operation, and saved a human life. Happiness lies in a constructive job well done. Get your happiness out of your work or you will never know what happiness is. Elbert Hubbard

The only man who makes money following the races is one who does it with a broom and shovel. Elbert Hubbard

Respectability is the dickey on the bosom of civilization. Elbert Hubbard

Half the failures in life arise from pulling in one's horse as he is leaping. Happiness is a habit. Cultivate it. Elbert Hubbard

Study: concentration of the mind on whatever will ultimately put something in your pocket. Elbert Hubbard

[President William] McKinley gave Rowan a letter to be delivered to Garcia; Rowan took the letter & did not ask, 'Where is he at?' By the Eternal! there is a man whose form should be cast in deathless bronze & the statue placed in every college of the land. It is not booklearning young men need, nor instruction about this and that, but a stiffening of the vertebrae which will cause them to be loyal to a trust, to act promptly, concentrate their energies: do the thing-'Carry a message to Garcia! Elbert Hubbard

It is easy to get everything you want, provided you first learn to do without the things you can not get. Elbert Hubbard

Wisdom must go with Sympathy, else the emotions will become maudlin and pity may be wasted on a poodle instead of a child - on a field-mouse instead of a human soul. Elbert Hubbard

Wealth: A cunning device of Fate whereby men are made captive, and burdened with responsibilities from which only Death can file their fetters. Elbert Hubbard

When you see a tomcat with his whiskers full of feathers, do not say Canary! - he'll take offense. Elbert Hubbard

Jealousy seems the absolute reversal of love. It is the swinging from the sunny warmth of the Equator to the frigid cold of the North Pole. Elbert Hubbard

Lawyers are the jackals of commerce. Elbert Hubbard

Life is a movement outward, an unfolding. Elbert Hubbard

I believe that the best way to prepare for a Future Life is to be kind, live one day at a time, and do the work you can do best, doing it as well as you can. Elbert Hubbard

There is something that is much more scarce, something finer far, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability. The sternest comment that can be made against employers as a class lies in the fact that men of Ability usually succeed in showing their worth in spite of their employer, and not with his assistance and encouragement. Elbert Hubbard

I do not read a book; I hold a conversation with the author. Elbert Hubbard

Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed - there's so little competition. Elbert Hubbard

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