Elbert Hubbard
1859-1915
American Author and Publisher

Genius is only the power of making continuous efforts.
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.
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.
As the tide goes out, so it comes clear in.
In business, sometimes, prospects may seem darkest
when really they are on the turn.
A little more persistence, a little more effort,
and what seemed hopeless failure
may turn to glorious success.
There is no failure except in no longer trying.
There is no defeat except from within,
no really insurmountable barrier
save our own inherent weakness of purpose.

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

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

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

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

An executive is a man who can make quick decisions and is sometimes right.

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

Your friend is that man who knows all about you, and still likes you.

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

The man who has no more problems to solve, is out of the game.

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

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

Victory; a matter of staying power.

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.

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