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A little more persistence,
by Elbert Hubbard

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

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

If you can not answer a man's argument,
all is not lost; you can still call him vile names.
- Elbert Hubbard

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


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

Life is just one damned thing after another.
- Elbert Hubbard (Philistine - A Periodical of Protest, 1896)

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


 

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

Life in abundance comes only through great love.
- Elbert Hubbard

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

To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.
- Elbert Hubbard

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

If you have health, you probably will be happy,
and if you have health and happiness,
you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want.
- Elbert Hubbard

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.
- Elbert Hubbard

Friendship, like credit, is highest when it is not used.
- Elbert Hubbard

Dignity is a mask we wear to hide our ignorance.
- Elbert Hubbard

Your friend is the man who knows all about you,
and still likes you.
- Elbert Hubbard

In order to be happy with a man,
you must understand him a lot and love him a little.
To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot
and not try to understand her at all.
- Helen Rowland

There is only one thing about which I am certain,
and that is that there is very little
about which one can be certain.
- W. Somerset Maugham

A little girl at the wedding afterwards asked her mother
why the bride changed her mind.
What do you mean? responded her mother.
Well, she went down the aisle with one man,
and came back with another.
- Anonymous

Clothes make the man.
Naked people have little or no influence on society.
- Mark Twain

Twinkle, twinkle little bat
How I wonder what you're at!
Up above the world you fly,
Like a tea-tray in the sky.
- Lewis Carroll

The trouble with the world is not
that people know too little,
but that they know so many things that ain't so.
- Mark Twain

The church is always trying to get other people to reform;
it might not be a bad idea to reform itself a little,
by way of example.
- Mark Twain

All you need is love.
But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.
- Charles M. Schulz

Magic is natural to Wizards,
and only a little harder for the rest of us.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you can't annoy somebody with what you write,
I think there's little point in writing.
- Kingsley Amis

Well excuse me - we've got something
a little unusual going on here -
time travel, parallel universes,
or just a little common ordinary insanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The seaweed is always greener in somebody else's lake.
- the movie The Little Mermaid (1989)

If it's true that our species is alone in the universe,
then I'd have to say that the universe
aimed rather low and settled for very little.
- George Carlin

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge:
it is those who know little, and not those who know much,
who so positively assert that this or that problem
will never be solved by science.
- Charles Darwin

Sometimes I wonder if we shall ever grow up
in our politics and say definite things which mean something,
or whether we shall always go on using generalities
to which everyone can subscribe, and which mean very little.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

There is no pleasure in having nothing to do;
the fun is in having lots to do and not doing it.
- Mary Wilson Little

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mother is the name for God
in the lips and hearts of little children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy
between the genius and his human qualities
that one has to ask oneself whether
a little less talent might not have been better.
- Carl Jung

Man knows so much and does so little.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Genuine heroes - no batteries needed -
bring lots of open-mind and at least a little courage.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Most truths are so naked
that people feel sorry for them
and cover them up,
at least a little bit.
- Edward R. Murrow

Unlike grown-ups, children have little need to deceive themselves.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back
and realize they were the big things.
- Robert Brault

Let the refining and improving of your own life
keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We shall see but a little way if
we require to understand what we see.
- Henry David Thoreau

A little neglect may breed great mischief.
- Benjamin Franklin

Grace isn't just a little prayer
you say before receiving a meal.
It's a way to live.
- Jackie Windspear

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
- Winston Churchill

Life is lived in the mists -
little is fully visible, less is certain.
Yet rejoice in the unknowing,
and let all of life be a wonderful adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A great man is always willing to be little.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Any man who reads too much
and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

Reading, after a certain age,
diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

And just dance a little.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If i had known... i would have lingered
over my coffee a little longer.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live
that his happiness shall depend
as little as possible on external things.
- Epictetus

He who obtains has little.
He who scatters has much.
- Lao Tzu

Campaign behavior for wives:
Always be on time.
Do as little talking as humanly possible.
Lean back in the parade car
so everybody can see the president.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike.
Each has their suffering.
Some suffer too much, others too little.
- The Buddha

You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
- Khalil Gibran

It is not the man who has too little,
but the man who craves more, that is poor.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Patience, persistence, and perseverance.
A little more each day, a little better each day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Little do men perceive what solitude is,
and how far it extendeth.
For a crowd is not company,
and faces are but a gallery of pictures,
and talk but a tinkling cymbal,
where there is no love.
- Francis Bacon

Walking is good for solving problems -
it's like the feet are little psychiatrists.
- Pepper Giardino

Practice yourself, for heaven's sake in little things,
and then proceed to greater.
- Epictetus

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
- Jimmy Johnson

Love is an act of faith,
and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
- Erich Fromm

He who knows best knows how little he knows.
- Thomas Jefferson

Don't let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

They who can give up essential liberty
to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety.
- Benjamin Franklin

Alone we can do so little;
together we can do so much.
- Helen Keller


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