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
A religion of just being kind would be a pretty good religion, don't you think so?
But a religion of kindness and useful effort is nearly a perfect religion.
We used to think it was a man's belief concerning a dogma that would fix his place in eternity. This was because we believed that God was a grumpy, grouchy old gentleman, stupid, touchy and dictatorial. A really good man would not damn you even if you didn't like him, but a bad man would.
As our ideas of God changed, we ourselves changed for the better. Or, as we thought better of ourselves we thought better of God. It will be character that locates our place in another world, if there is one, just as it is our character that fixes our place here.
We are weaving character every day, and the way to weave the best character is to be kind and to be useful.
THINK RIGHT, ACT RIGHT; IT IS WHAT WE THINK AND DO THAT MAKE US WHAT WE ARE.
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Title: Love, Life & Work
Author: Elbert Hubbard
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