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By Anonym 15 Sep

Elbert Hubbard

Theology is an attempt to explain a subject by men who do not understand it. The intent is not to tell the truth but to satisfy the questioner.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Elbert Hubbard

Let a man once see himself as others see him, and all enthusiasm vanishes from his heart.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Elbert Hubbard

Whenever you go out-of-doors, draw the chin in, carry the crown of the head high, and fill the lungs to the utmost; drink in the sunshine; greet your friends with a smile, and put soul into every handclasp. Do not fear being misunderstood and do not waste a minute thinking about your enemies. Try to fix firmly in your mind what you would like to do; and then, without veering off direction, you will move straight to the goal. Keep your mind on the great and splendid things you would like to do, and then, as the days go gliding away, you will find yourself unconsciously seizing upon the opportunities that are requiered for the fulfillment of your desire, just as the coral insect takes from the running tide the element it needs. 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... Thought is supreme. Preserve a right mental attitude - the attitude of courage, frankness, and good cheer. To think rightly is to create. All things come through desire and every sincere prayer is answered. We become like that on which our hearts are fixed. Carry your chin in and the crown of your head high. We are good in the chrysalis.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Elbert Hubbard

The Businessman is one who supplies something great and good to the world, and collects from the world for the goods.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Elbert Hubbard

Secrets are things we give to others to keep for us.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Elbert Hubbard

Your neighbor is the man who needs you.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Elbert Hubbard

It is always the nearest, plainest and simplest principles that learned men comprehend last.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Elbert Hubbard

Progress needs the brakeman, but the brakeman should not spend all his time putting on the brakes.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Elbert Hubbard

Whom the Gods love die young no matter how long they live.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Elbert Hubbard

When you grow suspicious of a person and begin a system of espionage upon him, your punishment will be that you will find your suspicions true.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Elbert Hubbard

The reason men oppose progress is not that they hate progress, but that they love inertia.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Elbert Hubbard

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Elbert Hubbard

Your enemy is one who misunderstands you; why should you not rise above the fog and see his error and respect him for the good qualities you find in him?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Elbert Hubbard

Enthusiasm is the great hill-climber.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Elbert Hubbard

Character is the result of two things: mental attitude and the way we spend our time.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Elbert Hubbard

Often we can help each other most by leaving each other alone; at other times we need the hand-grasp and the word of cheer.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Elbert Hubbard

It's pretty hard to be efficient without being obnoxious.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Elbert Hubbard

Falling in love is the beginning of all wisdom, all sympathy, all compassion, all art, all religion; and in it's larger sense is the one thing in life worth doing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Elbert Hubbard

If you work for a man, in heavens name work for him! If he pays you wages that supply you your bread and butter, work for him speak well of him, think well of him, stand by him and stand by the institution he represents. I think if I worked for a man I would work for him. I would not work for him a part of the time, and the rest of the time work against him. I would give an undivided service or none. If put to the pinch, an ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Elbert Hubbard

The wise way to benefit humanity is to attend to your own affairs, and thus give other people an opportunity to look after theirs.

By Anonym 15 Sep

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Elbert Hubbard

You had better be a round peg in a square hole than a square peg in a square hole. The latter is in for life, while the first is only an indeterminate sentence.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Elbert Hubbard

Conformists die, but heretics live forever.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Elbert Hubbard

He who influences the thought of his times influences the times that follow.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Elbert Hubbard

Every knock is a boost.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Elbert Hubbard

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Elbert Hubbard

Cultivate only the habits that you are willing should master you

By Anonym 13 Sep

Elbert Hubbard

A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in the experience.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Elbert Hubbard

Truth, in its struggles for recognition, passes through four distinct stages. First, we say it is damnable, dangerous, disorderly, and will surely disrupt society. Second, we declare it is heretical, infidelic and contrary to the Bible. Third, we say it is really a matter of no importance either one way or the other. Fourth, we aver that we have always upheld it and believed it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Elbert Hubbard

The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Elbert Hubbard

Action is thought tempered by illusion.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Elbert Hubbard

Prison is a Socialist paradise where equality prevails, everything is supplied, and competition is eliminated.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Elbert Hubbard

Habit is a form of exercise.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Elbert Hubbard

Optimism is a kind of heart stimulant - the digitalis of failure.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Elbert Hubbard

The heroic man does not pose; he leaves that for the man who wishes to be thought heroic.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Elbert Hubbard

Do you say that religion is still needed? Then I answer that Work, Study, Health and Love constitute religion. . . . Most formal religions have pronounced the love of man for woman and woman for man an evil thing. . . . They have said that sickness was sent from God. . . . Now we deny it all, and again proclaim that these will bring you all the good there is: Health, Work, Study - Love!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Elbert Hubbard

Where much is expected from an individual, he may rise to the level of events and make the dream come true.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Elbert Hubbard

Little minds are interested in the extraordinary; great minds in the commonplace.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Elbert Hubbard

A school should not be a preparation for life. A school should be life.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Elbert Hubbard

One can endure sorrow alone, but it takes two to be glad.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Elbert Hubbard

So long as governments set the example of killing their enemies, private individuals will occasionally kill theirs.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Elbert Hubbard

A good front is half the battle in love or war.

By Anonym 14 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Elbert Hubbard

God is good, there is no devil but fear.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Elbert Hubbard

No matter how long you live, die young.

By Anonym 14 Sep

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Elbert Hubbard

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Elbert Hubbard

The hundred-point man is one who is true to every trust; who keeps his word; who is loyal to the firm that employs him; who does not listen for insults nor look for slights; who carries a civil tongue in his head; who is polite to strangers without being fresh; who is considerate toward servants; who is moderate in his eating and drinking; who is willing to learn; who is cautious and yet courageous.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Elbert Hubbard

We will not be dictated to by men with less intelligence, energy, initiative and ambition than we ourselves possess.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Elbert Hubbard

Writers seldom write the things they think. They simply write the things they think other folks think they think.