Elbert Hubbard Quotes

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Born: 1856-06-19, Bloomington, Illinois, U.S.
Birth Country: USA
Died: Aboard the torpedoed RMS Lusitania in the Atlantic Ocean 11 miles (18 km) off the Old Head of Kinsale, Ireland, 1915-05-07
Occupation: Writer, publisher, artist, philosopher

1.
A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in the experience.
- Elbert Hubbard

2.
A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

3.
A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.
- Elbert Hubbard

4.
A man is as good as he has to be, and a woman as bad as she dares.
- Elbert Hubbard

5.
A retentive memory may be a good thing, but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness.
- Elbert Hubbard

6.
Art is not a thing it is a way.
- Elbert Hubbard

7.
Art is the beautiful way of doing things. Science is the effective way of doing things. Business is the economic way of doing things.
- Elbert Hubbard

8.
Be pleasant until ten o'clock in the morning and the rest of the day will take care of itself.
- Elbert Hubbard

9.
Character is the result of two things: mental attitude and the way we spend our time.
- Elbert Hubbard

10.
Die, v.: To stop sinning suddenly.
- Elbert Hubbard

11.
Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.
- Elbert Hubbard

12.
Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed - there's so little competition.
- Elbert Hubbard

13.
Editor: a person employed by a newspaper, whose business it is to separate the wheat from the chaff, and to see that the chaff is printed.
- Elbert Hubbard

14.
Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.
- Elbert Hubbard

15.
Every tyrant who has lived has believed in freedom for himself.
- Elbert Hubbard

16.
Fear clogs faith liberates.
- Elbert Hubbard

17.
Fear is the thought of admitted inferiority.
- Elbert Hubbard

18.
Friendship, like credit, is highest when it is not used.
- Elbert Hubbard

19.
God will not look you over for medals degrees or diplomas, but for scars.
- Elbert Hubbard

20.
He has achieved success who has worked well, laughed often, and loved much.
- Elbert Hubbard

21.
How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when a little more effort, a little more patience would have achieved success.
- Elbert Hubbard

22.
If you suffer, thank God! It is a sure sign that you are alive.
- Elbert Hubbard

23.
It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires great strength to decide on what to do.
- Elbert Hubbard

24.
It may happen sometimes that a long debate becomes the cause of a longer friendship. Commonly, those who dispute with one another at last agree.
- Elbert Hubbard

25.
Life in abundance comes only through great love.
- Elbert Hubbard

26.
Life is just one damned thing after another.
- Elbert Hubbard

27.
Little minds are interested in the extraordinary great minds in the commonplace.
- Elbert Hubbard

28.
Live truth instead of professing it.
- Elbert Hubbard

29.
Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.
- Elbert Hubbard

30.
Love, we say, is life but love without hope and faith is agonizing death.
- Elbert Hubbard

31.
Men are only as great as they are kind.
- Elbert Hubbard

32.
Never explain - your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
- Elbert Hubbard

33.
Never get married in college it's hard to get a start if a prospective employer finds you've already made one mistake.
- Elbert Hubbard

34.
Often we can help each other most by leaving each other alone at other times we need the hand-grasp and the word of cheer.
- Elbert Hubbard

35.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
- Elbert Hubbard

36.
Optimism is a kind of heart stimulant - the digitalis of failure.
- Elbert Hubbard

37.
Polygamy: An endeavour to get more out of life than there is in it.
- Elbert Hubbard

38.
Positive anything is better than negative nothing.
- Elbert Hubbard

39.
Pray that success will not come any faster than you are able to endure it.
- Elbert Hubbard

40.
Responsibility is the price of freedom.
- Elbert Hubbard

41.
Reversing your treatment of the man you have wronged is better than asking his forgiveness.
- Elbert Hubbard

42.
The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.
- Elbert Hubbard

43.
The church saves sinners, but science seeks to stop their manufacture.
- Elbert Hubbard

44.
The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.
- Elbert Hubbard

45.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you'll make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

46.
The happiness of this life depends less on what befalls you than the way in which you take it.
- Elbert Hubbard

47.
The highest reward that God gives us for good work is the ability to do better work.
- Elbert Hubbard

48.
The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods.
- Elbert Hubbard

49.
The line between failure and success is so fine that we scarcely know when we pass it: so fine that we are often on the line and do not know it.
- Elbert Hubbard

50.
The love we give away is the only love we keep.
- Elbert Hubbard

51.
The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without his teacher.
- Elbert Hubbard

52.
The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and these are ignorance, superstition and incompetence.
- Elbert Hubbard

53.
The reason men oppose progress is not that they hate progress, but that they love inertia.
- Elbert Hubbard

54.
The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.
- Elbert Hubbard

55.
The sculptor produces the beautiful statue by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed - it is a process of elimination.
- Elbert Hubbard

56.
The teacher is the one who gets the most out of the lessons, and the true teacher is the learner.
- Elbert Hubbard

57.
The thing we fear we bring to pass.
- Elbert Hubbard

58.
There is no failure except in no longer trying.
- Elbert Hubbard

59.
This will never be a civilized country until we spend more money for books than we do for chewing gum.
- Elbert Hubbard

60.
We are punished by our sins, not for them.
- Elbert Hubbard

61.
We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold toward them.
- Elbert Hubbard

62.
We work to become, not to acquire.
- Elbert Hubbard

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