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Elbert Hubbard



    Art is not a thing; it is a way.

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

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

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

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    Die, v.: To stop sinning suddenly.

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

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

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

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

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    At first a woman doesn't want anything but a husband, but just as soon as she gets one, she wants everything else in the world

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

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    A friend is someone who knows all about you and loves you just the same

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    Life in abundance comes only through great love

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Thoroughness characterizes all successful men. Genius is the art of taking infinite pains. All great achievement has been characterized by extreme care, infinite painstaking, even to the minutest detail.

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    No matter what you've done for yourself or for humanity, if you can't look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished?

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    A woman can defend her virtue from men much more easily than she can protect her reputation from women

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    The difference in men does not lie in the size of their hands, nor in the perfection of their bodies, but in this one sublime ability of concentration: to throw the weight in one blow, to live eternity in an hour.

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

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

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