About L. Ron Hubbard

TipsForSuccess articles are based on the discoveries of L. Ron Hubbard (1911-1986).

As well as being the founder of The Church of Scientology1, L. Ron Hubbard made discoveries in several nonreligious fields including education, drug rehabilitation, music, advertising and business management. As an author, Mr. Hubbard has more than 100 million books in circulation. Twelve of his books hit The New York Times bestseller list, including the top-selling personal improvement book of all time, Dianetics2.

L. Ron Hubbard’s systems for success are growing in popularity throughout the world. In fact, the first two quotes below are found in The Forbes Book of Business Quotations.

10 Great Quotes by L. Ron Hubbard

Solving Problems: “The first step of handling anything is gaining the ability to face it.”

Avoiding Work: “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.”

Leadership: “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.”

Staff Management: “Orders only occur where responsibility has failed.”

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

Happiness: “All the happiness you ever find lies in you.”

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

Self-importance: “There is nothing wrong with being the most important person under the sun if everybody else is just as important as you are.”

Personal Abilities: “Your potentialities are a great deal better than anyone ever permitted you to believe.”

Solutions: “All answers are basically simple.”

For more information about L. Ron Hubbard, see lronhubbardprofile.org, ronthephilosopher.org or adventurer.lronhubbard.org.


1Scientology: From the Latin word scio, which means “knowing” or “to know,” and the Greek word logos, meaning “study of.” The Church of Scientology is a non-denominational religion which means its members are from all types of denominations (religions or faiths). Scientology® philosophy does not conflict with other religions as it makes no attempt to change one’s religious beliefs. Scientology provides education and private counseling to its members.

2Dianetics: From the Greek dia (through) and noos (soul), thus “through the soul.” Dianetics® counseling finds incidents in the past to explain personal problems in the present.