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Elbert Green Hubbard (1856–1915) was an American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher.

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


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We work to become, not to acquire.


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


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


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


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


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Initiative is doing the right things without being told.


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God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas, but for scars.
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The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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We are punished by our sins, not for them.


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To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.


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


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


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


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

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