Sunday 24 February 2013


2013-04  Elbert Hubbard - A Radiant Life 

[In 1962, at the age of  20, I read Elbert Hubbard's A MESSAGE TO GARCIA in the Appendix of PUBLIC SPEAKING by Dale Carnegie and was greatly impressed. 

After 50 years, I came across two more Inspirational Essays by Elbert Hubbard which I shall present in two posts here. 

One is "A Radiant Life" from HEALTH & WEALTH.  The other is "Initiative" from BOOK OF INITIATIVE.]

The supreme prayer of my heart is not to be learned, rich, famous, powerful, or "good", but simply to be radiant. 

I desire to radiate health, cheerfulness, calm courage and good will. I wish to live without hate, whim, jealousy, envy, fear. 

I wish to be simple, honest, frank, natural, clean in mind and clean in body, unaffected - as ready to say "I do not know", if it be so, and to meet all men on an absolute equality - to face any obstacle and meet every difficulty unabashed and unafraid.

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, interfere, dictate, give advice that is not wanted, or 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: The Supreme Prayer of My Heart [Click Here]

Elbert Hubbard: Top 10 Quotes YouTube Video [Click Here]

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