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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

Related topics: Motivational

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

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

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


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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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

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

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

 

Life in abundance comes only through great love.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Little minds have little worries,
big minds have no time for worries.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that.
- John Stuart Mill, On Liberty (1859)

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

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

True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize
how little we understand about life,
ourselves, and the world around us.
- Socrates

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

'Tis the business of little minds to shrink,
but they whose heart is firm,
and whose conscience approves their conduct,
will pursue their principles unto death.
- Thomas Paine

The greatest wealth is to live content with little.
- Plato

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

Little strokes,
Fell great oaks.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
- Epicurus

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

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

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

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

Great oaks from little acorns grow.
- Proverb

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

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true
were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
- Orville Wright

A little simplification would be
the first step toward rational living.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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

I have a dream that my four little children will one day
live in a nation where they will
not be judged by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

A little neglect may breed great mischief.
- Benjamin Franklin

We never repent of having eaten too little.
- Thomas Jefferson

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

The choice is to work alone to be a little
more successful than the next person,
or to work together for the great betterment of humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,
adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. -
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Two little words that can make the difference: START NOW.
- Mary C. Crowley

I have always held firmly to the thought
that each one of us can do a little
to bring some portion of misery to an end.
- Albert Schweitzer

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God
who is sending a love letter to the world.
- Mother Teresa

And just dance a little.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I get by with a little help from my friends.
- John Lennon

Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough.
Not only have I found that when I talk to the little flower
or to the little peanut they will give up their secrets,
but I have found that when I silently commune with people
they give up their secrets also - if you love them enough.
- George Washington Carver

You should never be content with so little,
when you can reach out for something big.
- Charles L. Allen
(This quote is about making a big difference
in the world - not about greed)

A leader is best when people barely know he exists,
not so good when people obey and acclaim him,
worst when they despise him.
But of a good leader, who talks little,
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say, "We did this ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions.
All life is an experiment.
The more experiments you make the better.
What if they are a little coarse,
and you may get your coat soiled or torn?
What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled
in the dirt once or twice.
Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When was the last time you took
a different route to work ... just because?
Consider shaking up your life a little (or a lot) ...
for no reason, except to do it.
Let your life be an adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

I will dance a little.
I will move with the wind.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)

Be avid.
Create apart from perfection.
Risk failure.
Cover your words with sweat.
Run a little
Touch excruciatingly.
Laugh until you cry.
Dance with your eyes closed.
Care.
Understand you die a little in every moment.
Be Enlivened
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

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

Many people know so little about what
is beyond their short range of experience.
They look within themselves - and find nothing!
Therefore they conclude that there
is nothing outside themselves either.
- Helen Keller

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


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