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Persistence

15 May

Elbert Hubbard and B.J. Palmer“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.”

“The supreme prayer of my heart is not to be learned or good, but to be Radiant. I desire to radiate health, cheerfulness, sincerity, calm courage and good will. I wish to be simple, honest, natural, frank, clean in mind and clean in body unaffected; ready to say, ‘I don’t know,’ if so it be, to meet all men on an absolute equality; to face any obstacle and meet every difficulty unafraid and unabashed. I wish others to live their lives, too, up to their highest, fullest and best. To that end I pray that I may never meddle, dictate, interfere, give advice that is not wanted, nor assist when my services are not needed. If I can help people I’ll do it by giving them a chance to help themselves; and if I can uplift or inspire let it be by example, inference and suggestion, rather than by injunction and dictation. That is to say, I desire to be Radiant— to Radiate Life.”

Elbert Hubbard

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