301 – “If you would escape moral and physical assassination, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing—court obscurity, for only in oblivion does safety lie.”

–Elbert Hubbard [Often misattributed, see Source Notes]

Quote Number:  162

Source: Hubbard, Elbert. Little Journeys to the Homes of American Statesmen. G P Putnam’s Sons: New York. 1898, Pg 370.

Source Notes: Often misattributed to Aristotle as “There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” However, I have not been able to find anything close to that in Aristotle’s works.


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