Elbert Hubbard Quotes


What people need and what they want may be very different.... Teachers are those who educate the people to appreciate the things they need.

I would rather be able to appreciate things I can not have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.

Academic education is the act of memorizing things read in books and things told by college professors who got their education mostly by memorizing things read in books.

Never explain - your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.

Wise Man: One who sees the storm coming before the clouds appear.

If you have no enemies you are apt to be in the same predicament in regard to friends.

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

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

Art is nothing; it's a way.

Art is not a thing; it is a way.

Reason: The arithmetic of the emotions.

Half the failures in life arise from pulling in one's horse as he is leaping.

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

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

Life without absorbing occupation is hell; joy consists in forgetting life.

Many people fail in life not for lack of ability or brains or even courage but simply because they have never organized their energies around a goal.

All good men are anarchists. All cultured kindly men; all gentlemen; all just men are anarchists. Jesus was an anarchist.

Destruction violence ravages murder are perpetrated by statute law.

Orthodoxy: That peculiar condition where the patient can neither eliminate an old idea nor absorb a new one.

If pleasures are greatest in anticipation just remember that this is also true of trouble.

Life in abundance comes only through great love.

Positive anything is better than negative nothing.

We never ask God to forgive anybody except when we haven't.

Money never made a fool of anybody; it only shows them up.

Logic is one thing and commonsense another.

To subjugate another is to subjugate yourself.

Our desires always disappoint us; for though we meet with something that gives us satisfaction yet it never thoroughly answers our expectation.

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

Prosperity: that condition which attracts the lively interest of lawyers and warrants your being sued for damages or indicted or both.

We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold toward them.

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

No one ever gets far unless he accomplishes the impossible at least once a day.

Genius is the capacity of avoiding hard work.

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

To avoid criticism do nothing say nothing and be nothing.

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

The average woman sees only the weak points in a strong man and the good points in a weak one.

The average man plays to the gallery of his own self-esteem.

The love we give away is the only love we keep.

The only way to retain love is to give it away.

As a career the business of an orthodox preacher is about as successful as that of a celluloid dog chasing an asbestos cat through hell.

The secret of salvation is this: keep sweet be useful and keep busy.

We find what we expect to find and we receive what we ask for.

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

Art is the beautiful way of doing things. Science is the effective way of doing things. Business is the economic way of doing things.

A committee is a thing which takes a week to do what one good man can do in an hour.

Give us a religion that will help us to live - we can die without assistance.

Philosophy rests on a proposition that whatever is is right. Preaching begins by assuming that whatever is is wrong.

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

Strong men can always afford to be gentle. Only the weak are intent on giving as good as they get.

If you don't advertise yourself you will be advertised by your loving enemies.

Love we say is life; but love without hope and faith is agonizing death.

Life is just one damned thing after another.

Woman's inaptitude for reasoning has not prevented her from arriving at truth; nor has man's ability to reason prevented him from floundering in absurdity.

A retentive memory may be a good thing but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness.

Action is thought tempered by illusion.

Genius is the ability to act rightly without precedent - the power to do the right thing the first time.

How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when a little more effort a little more patience would have achieved success.

Freedom cannot be bestowed - it must be achieved.

He has achieved success who has worked well laughed often and loved much.

We work to become not to acquire.

A pessimist? That's a person who has been intimately acquainted with an optimist.

The finest flowers are those transplanted for transplanting means difficulty a readjusting to new conditions and through the effort put forth to find adjustment does the plant progress.

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.

Our admiration is so given to dead martyrs that we have little time for living heroes.

Fear is the thought of admitted inferiority.

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

It is not deeds or acts that last: it is the written record of those deeds and acts.

Those who do unlawful acts are no more sinners in the eyes of God than we who think them.

Meanness is more in half-doing than in omitting acts of generosity.

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

If I supply you with a thought you may remember it and you may not. But if I can make you think a thought for yourself I have indeed added to your stature.

An enemy is anyone who tells the truth about you.

No man ever did or can do a great work alone.

The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without his teacher.

Those who create beauty are also they who possess it.

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.

Young women with ambitions should be very crafty and cautious lest mayhap they be caught in the soft silken mesh of a happy marriage and go down to oblivion dead to the world.

Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.

Football: A sport that bears the same relation to education that bullfighting does to agriculture.

I believe in the hands that work in the brains that think and in the hearts that love...I believe in sunshine fresh air friendship calm sleep beautiful thoughts.

It may happen sometimes that a long debate becomes the cause of a longer friendship. Commonly those who dispute with one another at last agree.

People who are able to do their own thinking should not allow others to do it for them.

Allow motion to equal emotion.

As a rule the man who can do all things equally well is a very mediocre individual.

Anyone who idolizes you is going to hate you when he discovers that you are fallible. He never forgives. He has deceived himself and he blames you for it.

Of all blessings no gift equals the gentle trusting love and companionship of a good woman.

The sculptor produces the beautiful statue by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed - it is a process of elimination.

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

If there is any better way to teach virtue than by practicing it I do not know it.

The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.

Talent does things tolerably well; genius does then intolerably better

Freedom is a condition of mind and the best way to secure it is to breed it.

Man creates both his god and his devil in his own image. His god is himself at his best and his devil himself at his worst.

I am not sure just what the unpardonable sin is but I believe it is a disposition to evade the payment of small bills.

The artist needs no religion beyond his work.

Life is a compromise between fate and free will.

Time is an eternal guest that banquets on our ideals and bodies.

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

What boy well raised can compare with your street gamin who has the knowledge and the shrewdness of a grown-up broker.

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

If you want work well done select a busy man - the other kind has no time.

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

The valuable person in any business is the individual who can and will cooperate with others.

Editor: A person employed on a newspaper whose business it is to separate the wheat from the chaff and to see that the chaff is printed

Editor: a person employed by a newspaper whose business it is to separate the wheat from the chaff and to see that the chaff is printed.

Business is a fight a continual struggle just as life is

We make our money out of our friends. Our enemies will not do business with us.

Two-thirds of all preachers doctors and lawyers are hanging on to the coat tails of progress shouting whoa! while a good many of the rest are busy strewing banana peels along the line of march.

Love is not really blind- the bandage is never so tight but that it can peep.

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

Most reformers wore rubber boots and stood on glass when God sent a current of Commonsense through the Universe.

Every knock is a boost.

Respectability is the dickey on the bosom of civilization.

A person born with an instinct for poverty.

The thing we fear we bring to pass.

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

To supply a thought is mental massage; but to evolve a thought of your own is an achievement. Thinking is a brain exercise and no faculty grows save as it is exercised.

The stupidity of one brain multiplied by twelve.

The brain is a commodity used to fertilize ideas.

The supernatural is the natural not yet understood.

Natural joy brings no headaches and no heartaches.

Be patient with the boys - you are dealing with soul-stuff.

Men are only as great as they are kind.

Government is a kind of legalized pillage.

Real life is in love laughter and work.

True life lies in laughter love and work.

I would rather have a big burden and a strong back than a weak back and a caddy to carry life's luggage.

In God's great vaudeville Mother is the headliner.

Postponement: The father of failure.

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

The weaknesses of the many make the leader possible.

All wages are based primarily on productive power. Anything else would be charity.

The new definition of a heathen is a man who has never played baseball.

An American religion: Work play breathe bathe study live laugh and love.

Some men can get results if kindly encouraged but give me the kind that do things in spite of hell.

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.

Don't make excuses make good.

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

Life consists in molting our illusions. We form creeds today only to throw them away tomorrow. The eagle molts a feather because he is growing a better one.

Blessed is the man who has found someone to do his work.

Initiative is doing the right things without being told.

Nature: The unseen intelligence which loved us into being and is disposing of us by the same token

You can go wrong by being too skeptical as readily as by being too trusting. You can lead a boy to college but you cannot make him think.

A man is as good as he has to be and a woman as bad as she dares.

A man is as good as he has to be and a woman is as bad as she dares

The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure criticism without resentment.

The idea that is not dangerous is not worthy of being called an idea at all.

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

Righteous indignation: your own wrath as opposed to the shocking bad temper of others

All success consists in this: You are doing something for somebody - benefiting humanity - and the feeling of success comes from the consciousness of this.

If men will not act for themselves what will they do when the benefit of their effort is for all?

Most diseases are the result of medication which has been prescribed to relieve and take away a beneficent and warning symptom on the part of Nature.

I believe in the Motherhood of God.

Dogma is a lie reiterated and authoritatively injected into the mind of one or more persons who believe that they believe what someone else believes.

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

Not only does beauty fade but it leaves a record upon the face as to what became of it.

Unleash your TRAVEL BEAST .... explore the world. It's time to begin your next adventure! No man needs a vacation so much as the person who has just had one.

Strength and strength's will are the supreme ethic. All else are dreams from hospital beds the sly crawling goodness of sneaking souls.

An imitator is a man who succeeds in being an imitation.

Charity: a thing that begins at home and usually stays there.

Every quarrel begins in nothing and ends in a struggle for supremacy.

The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live.

Every saint has a bee in his halo.

No good sensible working bee listens to the advice of a bedbug on the subject of business.

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

The fool is not the man who merely does foolish things. The fool is the man who does not know enough to cash in on his foolishness.

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

When we really live truth we will cease to talk about it.

Would you make men better - set them an example. The millenium will never come until governments cease from governing and the meddler is at rest.

A legal or religious ceremony by which two persons of the opposite sex solemnly agree to harass and spy on each other... until death do them join.

Put yourself in the other man's place and then you will know why he thinks certain things and does certain deeds.

Nothing is permanent but change.

Many a man's reputation would not know his character if they met on the street.

All noise is waste. So cultivate quietness in your speech in your thoughts in your emotions. Speak habitually low. Wait for attention and then you low words will be charged with dynamite.

A book on cheap paper does not convince. It is not prized it is like a wheezy doctor with pigtail tobacco breath who needs a manicure.

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.

The cheerful loser is the winner.

This will never be a civilized country until we spend more money for books than we do for chewing gum.

Where parents do too much for their children the children will not do much for themselves.

Heaven: The Coney Island of the Christian imagination.

Christianity supplies a Hell for the people who disagree with you and a Heaven for your friends.

The church saves sinners but science seeks to stop their manufacture.

Theology is Classified Superstition.

God looked upon His work and saw that it was good. That is where the clergy take issue with him.

If put to the pinch an ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness.

Success consists in the climb.

Enthusiasm is the great hill-climber.

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

Be pleasant until ten o'clock in the morning and the rest of the day will take care of itself.

Insomnia never comes to a man who has to get up exactly at six o'clock. Insomnia troubles only those who can sleep any time.

The newspapers print what the people want and thus does the savage still swing his club and flourish his spear.

History: a collection of epitaphs.

Never get married in college; it's hard to get a start if a prospective employer finds you've already made one mistake.

Every man should have a college education in order to show him how little the thing is really worth.

A college degree does not lessen the length of your ears; it only conceals it.

Pray that success will not come any faster than you are able to endure it.

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

Lawyers are the jackals of commerce.

Faith is the effort to believe what your common sense tells you is not true.

Strength comes from solitude a waiting a communion with the best in us which is at one with the divine spark.

One great strong unselfish soul in every community could actually redeem the world.

A pessimist is a man who has been compelled to live with an optimist.

To know the great men dead is compensation for having to live with the mediocre.

A human being feels able and competent only so long as he is permitted to contribute as much as or more than he has contributed to him

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

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

A woman will doubt everything you say except it be compliments to herself.

When a man sends you an impudent letter sit right down and give it back to him with interest ten times compounded and then throw both letters in the wastebasket.

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

It is the weak man who urges compromise - never the strong man.

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

Fences are made for those who cannot fly.

The path of civilization is paved with tin cans.

Every spirit makes its house but as after wards the house confines the spirit you had better build well.

Conformists die but heretics live forever.

The goal of evolution is self - conquest

A conservative is a man who is too cowardly to fight and too fat to run.

Formal religion was organized for slaves: it offered them consolation which earth did not provide.

Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.

Constant effort and frequent mistakes are the stepping stones to genius.

The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.

The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you'll make one.

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.

Genius is only the power of making continuous efforts.

Life is a paradox. Every truth has its counterpart which contradicts it; and every philosopher supplies the logic his own undoing.

Orthodoxy is a corpse that doesn't know it's dead.

The man who knows it can't be done counts the risk not the reward.

Politicians regard the public as a cow to be milked

Parties who want milk should not seat themselves on a stool in the middle of the field in hope that the cow will back up to them.

The man who craves disciples and wants followers is always more or less of a charlatan. The man of genuine worth and insight wants to be himself; and he wants others to be themselves also.

Man like Deity creates in his own image.

Man is Creation's masterpiece. But who says so?

Friendship like credit is highest when it is not used.

A creed is an ossified metaphor.

I believe it is possible that I shall make other creeds and change this one or add to it from time to time as new light may come to me.

Cultivate only the habits that you are willing should master you

Happiness is a habitâ??cultivate it.

The cure for grief is motion.

A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.

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.

There are three sides to every question-where a divorce is involved.

Self-discipline is the ability to make yourself do what you should do when you should do it whether you feel like it or not.

I will gladly lecture for fifty dollars but I'll not be a guest for less than a hundred.

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

God â?? the John Doe of philosophy and religion.

The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.

To make mistakes is human but to profit from them is divine.

Public opinion is the judgment of the incapable many opposed to that of the discerning few.

Religions are many and diverse but reason and goodness are one.

Knowledge is the distilled essence of our institutions corroborated by experience.

Success - To rise from the illusion of pursuit to the disillusion of possession.

Perfume: any smell that is used to drown a worse one.

Library: A place where the dead lie.

Do not dump your woes upon people â?? keep the sad story of your life to yourself. Troubles grow by recounting them.

Men whose lives are doubtful want a strong government and a hot religion

There is a wild splendid intoxicating joy that follows work well done.

Souls are made of dawn-stuff and starshine.

Know what you want to do hold the thought firmly and do every day what should be done and every sunset will see you that much nearer to your goal.

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

A goal without a plan is a dream.

Business to be successful must be based on science for demand and supply are matters of mathematics not guesswork.

A form of self-delusion.

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

God will not look you over for medals degrees or diplomas but for scars.

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

There is no freedom on earth or in any star for those who deny freedom to others.

The inspirations of today are the shams of tomorrow the purpose has departed.

An executive is one who makes an immediate decision and is sometimes right

Rivalry is the life of trade and the death of the trader.

The woman who cannot tell a lie in defense of her husband is unworthy of the name of wife.

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

What people need and what they want may be very different.

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

Die v.: To stop sinning suddenly.

Play needs direction as well as work.

Dignity is a mask we wear to hide our ignorance.

An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy to be called an idea at all.

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

God is good there is no devil but fear.

The past is one evil less and one memory more.

It is easy to get everything you want provided you first learn to do without the things you cannot get.

Every life is its own excuse for being.

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

There is no failure except the failure of trying.

Habit is a form of exercise.

No great spiritual event befalls those who do not summon it.

A poor man who eats too much as contradistinguished from a gourmand who is a rich man who ''lives well.''

I believe in salvation through economic social and spiritual freedom.

A man who marries a woman to educate her falls victim to the same fallacy as the woman who marries a man to reform him.

The poor and ignorant will continue to lie and steal as long as the rich and educated show them how.

Of all the mental and physical polluters of life nothing exercises such a poisonous effect as fear.

Progress comes from the intelligent use of experience.

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

A little more persistence a little more effort and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.

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

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

Enthusiasm is like having two right hands.

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.

Polygamy: An endeavour to get more out of life than there is in it

Wealth is an engine that can be used for power if you are an engineer; but to be tied to the fly wheel of an engine is rather a misfortune.

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

Gossip is vice enjoyed vicariously

Imitation is the sincerest form of insult.

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

Folks who never do any more than they get paid for never get paid for any more than they do

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?

The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home and these are ignorance superstition and incompetence.

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.

Lovers are fools but Nature makes them so.

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.

Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.

Freedom is the supreme good; freedom from self imposed limitation.

Responsibility is the price of freedom.

Yesterday woman was a chattel. Now she is in law a minor. Tomorrow she will be free or partially so--that is to say as free as man.

I wish to live without hate whim jealousy envy and fear. I wish to be simple honest frank natural . . to face any obstacle and meet every difficulty unabashed and unafraid.

Morality is the thing upon which your friends smile and immorality is the thing upon which they frown

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

Some men succeed by what they know; some by what they do; and a few by what they are.

Fear clogs; faith liberates.

In order to have friends you must first be one.

Know what you want to do hold the thought firmly and do every day what should be done and every sunset will see you that much nearer the goal.

I rather like the World. The Flesh is pleasing and the Devil does not trouble me.

The line between failure and success is so fine that we scarcely know when we pass it: so fine that we are often on the line and do not know it.

Tragedy and comedy are simply questions of value; a little misfit in life makes us laugh; a great one is tragedy and cause for expression of grief.

To have a full stomach and fixed income are no small things .

The finest friendships are between those who can do without each other.

There is something that is much more scarce something finer far something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.

Our finest flowers are often weeds transplanted.

Responsibiliti es gravitate to the man who can shoulder them and the power to him who knows how

Grammar is the grave of letters.

The Great Man is a man who lives a long way off.

Men are rich only as they give. He who gives great service gets great rewards.

Gossip is only the lack of a worthy memory.

History: gossip well told.

In a state of nature the weakest go to the wall; in a state of over-refinement both the weak and the strong go to the gutter.

Genius may have its limitations but stupidity is not thus handicapped.

The teacher is one who makes two ideas grow where only one grew before.

It does not take much strength to do things but it requires great strength to decide on what to do.

Growth is often a painful process.

As we grow better we meet better people.

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

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

The man who has no problems is out of the game.

Get happiness out of your work or you may never know what happiness is.

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

The highest reward that God gives us for good work is the ability to do better work.

What we call God's justice is only man's idea of what he would do if he were God.

Lawyers are men whom we hire to protect us from lawyers.

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

Live truth instead of professing it.

The happiness of this life depends less on what befalls you than the way in which you take it.

I have no perfect panacea for human ills. And even if I had I would not attempt to present a system of philosophy between the soup and fish.

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.

The product of the head heart and hand is a thing to be loved.

Habit: The great economizer of energy.

The art of winning in business is in working hard - not taking things too seriously.

Most people like hard work particularly when they're paying for it.

If men could only know each other they would neither idolize nor hate.

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

Human service is the highest form of self-interest for the person who serves.

Laughter is higher than all pain.

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

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.

Down in their hearts wise men know this truth: the only way to help yourself is to help others.

Why not be a top-notcher? A top-notcher is simply an individual who works for the institution of which he is a part not against it.

Logic: an instrument used for bolstering a prejudice.

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

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

If we cannot be powerful and happy and prey on others we invent conscience and prey on ourselves.

Time is an illusion-to orators.

I believe the Universe is planned for good.

Success is the most natural thing in the world. The person who does not succeed has placed himself in opposition to the laws of the Universe.

The secret of success is this: there is no secret of success.

No book is of much importance; the vital thing is What do you yourself think?

I believe the only way we can reach the Kingdom of Heaven is to have the Kingdom of Heaven in our hearts.

No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one.

The more one knows the more one simplifies.

Success is voltage under control-keeping one hand on the transformer of your Kosmic Kilowatts.

Everything comes too late for those who only wait.

Luck is tenacity of purpose.

A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.

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.

The love you liberate in your work is the love you keep.

The teacher is the one who gets the most out of the lessons and the true teacher is the learner.

It does not make much difference what a person studies-all knowledge is related and the man who studies anything if he keeps at it will be learned.

It is only life and love that give love and life.

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

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

Life is a movement outward an unfolding.

The greatest mistake a person can make is to be afraid of making one.

Mystic: a person who is puzzled before the obvious but who understands the non-existent.

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.

Victory; a matter of staying power.

Your neighbor is the man who needs you.

The worst thing about medicine is that one kind makes another necessary

He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.

Old ways will always remain unless some one invents a new way and then lives and dies for it

The home is a tryst-the place where we retire and shut the world out.

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

Opportunities for education should be within the reach of every individual not for the lucky few.

Prophecy - To observe that which has passed and guess it will happen again.

There was one who thought himself above me and he was above me until he had that thought.

Men who sit back and pride themselves on their culture haven't any to speak of.

We are punished by our sins not for them.

We are not punished for our sins but by them.

If it was woman who put man out of Paradise it is still woman and woman only who can lead him back.

Piety is the tinfoil of pretense.

Self-control is the ability to restrain a laugh at the wrong place.

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.

A person may be very secretive and yet have no secrets.

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

Man is not what he thinks he is but what he thinks he is.

When trouble comes wise men take to their work; weak men take to the woods.

What others say of me matters little; what I myself say and do matters much.

If your religion does not change you then you should change your religion