Elbert Hubbard on the meaning of life

A replica of the Argo, Corinth Canal, Korinthos, Greece (July 2nd, 2008)

A replica of the Argo, Corinth Canal, Korinthos, Greece (July 2nd, 2008)
Image credit: The Boston Globe

No one knows what the Goal is—we are all sailing under sealed orders.
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, N.Y.: The Roycrofters, 1906), p. 72. Also available at Project Gutenburg.

Elbert Hubbard Posted on behalf of Elbert Hubbard on Monday, March 1st, 2010 under Quotations.

One comment so far

  1. Amina Wolfe says:

    This is a wonderful quote. One could riff on “the Goal” for days and not come up with anything close. It also put me in mind of the Buddha’s teaching on whether the wise man, once reaching the far shore, should pick up the ferryboat and take it with him.

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