Elbert Hubbard Scrapbook
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.
Iwish 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 A Prayer.