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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 2027
AUTHOR: Elbert Hubbard (1856–1915)
QUOTATION: If you work for a man, in heaven’s name work for him!
If he pays you wages that supply you your bread and butter, work for him—speak well of him, think well of him, stand by him and stand by the institution he represents.
I think if I worked for a man I would work for him. I would not work for him a part of the time, and the rest of the time work against him. I would give an undivided service or none.
If put to the pinch, an ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness.
ATTRIBUTION: ELBERT HUBBARD, “Get Out or Get in Line,” Selected Writings of Elbert Hubbard, pp. 59–60 (1928).