L. Ron Hubbard in his own words

"Now you say you have to absolutely truthful. Sincerity is the main thing, and truthfulness is the main thing and don't lie to anybody ... and you'll get ahead. Brother you sure will. You'll get ahead right on that cycle of action, right toward zero! It's a trap not being able to prevaricate ... This makes life more colorful!"

- L. Ron Hubbard, Philadelphia Doctorate Course Lectures

"Show me any person who is critical of us and I'll show you crimes and intended crimes that would stand a magistrate's hair on end."

- L. Ron Hubbard, HCOB 4 April 1965

"Somebody some day will say 'this is illegal'. By then be sure the orgs say what is legal or not."

- L. Ron Hubbard, HCOPL 4 January 1966

"This is the correct procedure:

  1. Spot who is attacking us.
  2. Start investigating them promptly for felonies or worse using our own professionals, not outside agencies.
  3. Double curve our reply by saying we welcome an investigation of them.
  4. Start feeding lurid, blood sex crime actual evidence on the attackers to the press.

Don't ever tamely submit to an investigation of us. Make it rough, rough on attackers all the way."

- L. Ron Hubbard, HCOPL 25 February 1966


- L. Ron Hubbard, HCOPL 9 March 1972, MS OEC 384

"Having viewed slum clearance projects in most major cities of the world may I state that you have conceived and created in the Johannesburg townships what is probably the most impressive and adequate resettlement activity in existence."

- L. Ron Hubbard, Letter to South African Apartheid Government, 1960

"THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN CONTROL PEOPLE IS TO LIE TO THEM. You can write that down in your book in great big letters. The only way you can control anybody is to lie to them."

- L. Ron Hubbard, Technique 88

"They smell of all the baths they didn't take. The trouble with China is, there are too many chinks here."

- L. Ron Hubbard (Diary)

"If anyone is getting industrious trying to enturbulate [sic] or stop Scientology or its activities, I can make Captain Bligh look like a Sunday-school teacher. There is probably no limit on what I would do to safeguard Man's only road to freedom against persons who ... seek to stop Scientology or hurt Scientologists."

- L. Ron Hubbard, 15 August 1967

"People attack Scientology; I never forget it, always even the score. People attack auditors, or staff, or organisations, or me. I never forget until the slate is clear."

- L. Ron Hubbard, The Manual of Justice

"So we listen. We add up associations of people with people. When a push against Scientology starts somewhere, we go over the people involved and weed them out. Push vanishes."

- L. Ron Hubbard, The Manual of Justice

"The purpose of the suit is to harass and discourage rather than to win. The law can be used very easily to harass, and enough harassment on somebody who is simply on the thin edge anyway, well knowing that he is not authorized, will generally be sufficient to cause his professional decease. If possible, of course, ruin him utterly."

- L. Ron Hubbard, A Manual on the Dissemination of Material, 1955

"Scientology ... is not a religion."

- L. Ron Hubbard, The Creation of Human Ability, p. 251


- L. Ron Hubbard (re: the enormous income to be made from Scientology Missions International),
transcribed confidential taped briefing

"There are men dead because they attacked us."

- L. Ron Hubbard

"Benzedrine often helps a case run."

- L. Ron Hubbard, The Intensive Processing Procedure, 1950

"Of all the ills of man which can be successfully processed by Scientology, arthritis ranks near the top. In skilled hands, this ailment, though misunderstood and dreaded in the past, already has begun to become history. Twenty-five hours of Scientology by an auditor who fairly understands how to process arthritis can be said to produce an invariable alleviation of the condition. Some cases, even severe ones, have responded in as little as two hours of processing, according to reports from auditors in the field."

- L. Ron Hubbard, Journal of Scientology, Issue 1-G, 1952

"Leukaemia is evidently psychosomatic in origin and at least eight cases of leukaemia had been treated successfully by Dianetics after medicine had traditionally given up. The source of leukaemia has been reported to be an engram containing the phrase 'It turns my blood to water'."

- L. Ron Hubbard, Journal of Scientology, Issue 15-G, 1953

"If attacked on some vulnerable point by anyone or anything or any organization, always find or manufacture enough threat against them to cause them to sue for peace."

- L. Ron Hubbard, 1959