Elbert Hubbard on love, life, and work

THESE truths I hold to be self-evident: That man was made to be happy; that happiness is only attainable through useful effort; that the very best way to help ourselves is to help others, and often the best way to help others is to mind our own business; that useful effort means the proper exercise of all our faculties; that we grow only through exercise; that education should continue through life, and the joys of mental endeavor should be, especially, the solace of the old; that where men alternate work, play and study in right proportion, the organs of the mind are the last to fail, and death for such has no terrors.
Elbert Hubbard in Love, Life & Work: Being a Book of Opinions Reasonably Good-Natured Concerning How to Attain the Highest Happiness for One’s Self with the Least Possible Harm to Others, (East Aurora, New York: The Roycrofters, 1906), p. 114.

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Elbert Hubbard Posted on behalf of Elbert Hubbard on Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 under Quotations.

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