A Message to Garcia: And Other Classic Success Writings
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A Message to Garcia: And Other Classic Success Writings

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This tale of a soldier’s self-reliance during the Spanish American War is history’s greatest motivational lesson, now collected with Elbert Hubbard’s most treasured inspirational works.

A Message to Garcia touched so profound a chord in readers that, after its publication in 1899, it became one of the most widely read works in human history. A Message to Garcia tells the st...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published December 26th 2008 by Tarcher (first published April 28th 1996)
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Robert Miller
Makes complete sense, more businesses need to heed this wisdom.
Jan 30, 2014 Christy marked it as to-read
I just can't get into this. The 5 pages that contain The Message to Garcia was 4-5 stars, but it's the rest that I'm just not "listening" to as I read. Will try again another time.
Erik Porter
on the Marine Corps reading list
Matt Hulse
Love the message to Garcia. The other stuff was just fluff.
Was asked to read this for work and pretty much hated every minute of it. The only reason I didn't give it a single star is because the author offered a kind of interesting look at the importance of being a "cog in the machine" during the Industrial Revolution. Still, the chapter that compares a good woman to a loaf of brown bread (over and over again) was really just too much for me. I actually wrote the words "bite me" in the margin -- probably not the type of high-level analysis my boss was l...more
Noor Azzony
an inspiring quick read!
this book which is small in size but huge in content, sheds the light on the false beleifs that we have about ourselves and about life... alhough it was written in the 1800s, most of the messages that are in it still hold true!
it is a book that breaks the boundaries that we create around ourselves. the messages in the essays of the book are found between the lines... these messages, once found, are priceless!
worth the read!
Nishalini Rajasekar
Loved this book. A must read.
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Elbert Green Hubbard was an American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher. He was an influential exponent of the Arts and Crafts movement and is, perhaps, most famous for his essay A Message to Garcia.

Also known as Fra Elbert Green, for the magazine he edited, Fra.

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“Sunday, with its immunity from work, was devised for slaves who got out of all the work they could during the week.” 3 likes
“A PRAYER   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—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.” 1 likes
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