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Quotes of the day: L. Ron Hubbard

Published Thursday, March 12, 2015 @ 5:40 PM EDT
Mar 12 2015

Lafayette Ronald Hubbard (March 13, 1911 - January 24, 1986), better known as L. Ron Hubbard and often referred to by his initials, LRH, was an American author and the founder of the Church of Scientology. After establishing a career as a writer, becoming best known for his science fiction and fantasy stories, he developed a self-help system called Dianetics which was first expounded in book form in May 1950. He subsequently developed his ideas into a wide-ranging set of doctrines and rituals as part of a new religious movement that he called Scientology. His writings became the guiding texts for the Church of Scientology and a number of affiliated organizations that address such diverse topics as business administration, literacy and drug rehabilitation. (Click here for full Wikipedia article)


A culture is only as great as its dreams, and its dreams are dreamed by artists.

Freedom is for honest people. No man who is not himself honest can be free- he is in his own trap.

God was feeling sardonic the day He created the Universe. So it's rather up to at least one man every few centuries to pop up and come just as close to making him swallow his laughter as possible.

I have high hopes of smashing my name into history so violently that it will take a legendary form even if all books are destroyed.

Ideas and not battles mark the forward progress of mankind. Individuals, and not masses, form the culture of the race.

In all the broad Universe there is no other hope for Man than ourselves.

Living is a pretty grim joke, but a joke just the same.

Man is sick and nations have gone mad. You would not even tolerate for one moment the conduct in an individual that is commonplace in the acts of some nations. You would lock up such a person.

Never regret yesterday. Life is in you today, and you make your tomorrow.

On the day when we can fully trust each other, there will be peace on Earth.

The one impulse in man which cannot be erased is his impulse toward freedom, his impulse toward sanity, toward higher levels of attainment in all of his endeavors.

The one man in the world who never believes he's mad is the madman.

The only way you can control anybody is to lie to them.

There are conditions worse than being unable to see, and that is imagining one sees.

What is true is what is true for you.

Writing for a penny a word is ridiculous. If a man really wanted to make a million dollars, the best way to do it would be start his own religion.


(March 13 is also the birthday of Walter Annenberg.)

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