L. Ron Hubbard Quotes

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

A man who merely wants to be liked will never be a leader. In all great leaders there is a purpose and intensity which is unmistakable.

A science is something which is constructed from truth on workable axioms. There are 55 axioms in scientology which are very demonstrably true, and on these can be constructed a great deal.

A suppressing person isn’t critical. A suppressing person is a person who denies the rights of others.

All answers are basically simple.

All the happiness you ever find lies in you.

An individual who can freely and with a clear heart do things because they’re fun is a very sane person.

Benzedrine often helps a case run.

Boldness in itself is genius.

Dreams, goals, ambitions – these are the stuff man uses for fuel.

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

Happiness and strength endure only in the absence of hate. To hate alone is the road to disaster. To love is the road to strength. To love in spite of all is the secret of greatness. And may very well be the greatest secret in this universe.

Here on Earth there was undoubtedly a Christ.

I am a writer of the textbooks of scientology.

I am studying ancient civilizations, trying to find what happened to them, finding out why they went into a decline, why they died.

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.

I set out to try to help my fellow man and to do what little I could to make the world a better place.

Ideas and not battles mark the forward progress of mankind.

If there is an authoritarian structure at St. Hill it has been brought into being by the government itself. St. Hill is trying to correct itself. It doesn’t know what it’s trying to correct because nobody has told it what to correct.

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

It takes truth to live with a swiftly changing world. Nothing less than truth can survive. You cannot survive with anything less than truth.

Let me clarify this very definitely. This is not an authoritarian organization.

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

Man is sick and nations have gone mad.

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

No man is happy without a goal, and no man can be happy without faith in his own ability to reach that goal.

Oh yes, as a matter of fact it is quite interesting that exercises can be conducted which demonstrate conclusively that there are memories which exist prior to this life.

One of the ways you learn about life is to associate with people.

One tends to overlook the fact that all during the 30’s and actually during the late 40’s I was a highly successful writer and a great many properties accumulated during that period of time.

Orders only occur where responsibility has failed.

Our organizations are friendly. They are only here to help you.

People attack Scientology, I never forget it, always even the score. People attack auditors, or staff, or organisations, or me. I never forget until the slate is clear.

Scientology is the study of knowingness. It increases one’s knowingness, but if a man were totally aware of what was going on around him, he would find it relatively simple to handle any outnesses in that.

Scientology is used to increase spiritual freedom, intelligence, ability and to produce immortality.

Scientology… is not a religion.

The first step of handling anything is gaining the ability to face it.

The mind when it has an old experience will add that data into its current experience, and it keeps coming up with wrong answers.

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

The only time anyone has ever gotten into serious trouble was when he decided he could do nothing about something.

The person who studiously avoids work usually works far longer and far harder than the man who pleasantly confronts it and does it. Men who cannot work are not happy men.

The wrong thing to do about any given circumstance or situation is to do nothing.

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

There is no more ethical group on this planet than ourselves.

There is no national problem in the world today, which cannot be resolved by reason alone.

There is nothing wrong with being the most important person under the sun if everybody else is just as important as you are.

There was no Christ.

There were very, very large sums of money that I made when I was very young – 15 million published works and a great many successful movies don’t make nothin’.

To be happy, one only must be able to confront, which is to say, experience, those things that are. Unhappiness is only this: the inability to confront that which is.

Unethical conduct is actually the conduct of destruction and fear; lies are told because one is afraid of the consequences should one tell the truth; thus, the liar is inevitably a coward, the coward is inevitably a liar.

Well I don’t know that I’m okay any more than anyone else is okay, I lead a happy life and a very full one – I have a happy marriage and my kids are all cheerful, and no one is finding fault with me, personally.

You don’t get rich writing science fiction. If you want to get rich, you start a religion.

You want to raise your child in such a way that you don’t have to control him, so that he will be in full possession of himself at all times. Upon that depends his good behavior, his health, his sanity.

Your potentialities are a great deal better than anyone ever permitted you to believe.