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Elbert Hubbard – 62 Quotes

 

62 Quotes by Elbert Hubbard

 

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


Art is not a thing it is a way.

– Elbert Hubbard


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


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


We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold toward them.

– Elbert Hubbard


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

– Elbert Hubbard


The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.

– Elbert Hubbard


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


Die, v.: To stop sinning suddenly.

– Elbert Hubbard


Love, we say, is life but love without hope and faith is agonizing death.

– Elbert Hubbard


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

– Elbert Hubbard


There is no failure except in no longer trying.

– Elbert Hubbard


Optimism is a kind of heart stimulant – the digitalis of failure.

– Elbert Hubbard


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

– Elbert Hubbard


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


Fear clogs faith liberates.

– Elbert Hubbard


The thing we fear we bring to pass.

– Elbert Hubbard


Fear is the thought of admitted inferiority.

– Elbert Hubbard


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

– Elbert Hubbard


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

– Elbert Hubbard


Responsibility is the price of freedom.

– Elbert Hubbard


Every tyrant who has lived has believed in freedom for himself.

– Elbert Hubbard


Friendship, like credit, is highest when it is not used.

– Elbert Hubbard


A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.

– Elbert Hubbard


The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.

– Elbert Hubbard


Never explain – your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.

– Elbert Hubbard


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


Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.

– Elbert Hubbard


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

– Elbert Hubbard


God will not look you over for medals degrees or diplomas, but for scars.

– Elbert Hubbard


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

– Elbert Hubbard


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

– Elbert Hubbard


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

– Elbert Hubbard


Men are only as great as they are kind.

– Elbert Hubbard


Life in abundance comes only through great love.

– Elbert Hubbard


Little minds are interested in the extraordinary great minds in the commonplace.

– Elbert Hubbard


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

– Elbert Hubbard


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

– Elbert Hubbard


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

– Elbert Hubbard


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

– Elbert Hubbard


Life is just one damned thing after another.

– Elbert Hubbard


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

– Elbert Hubbard


The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you’ll make one.

– Elbert Hubbard


The love we give away is the only love we keep.

– Elbert Hubbard


The reason men oppose progress is not that they hate progress, but that they love inertia.

– Elbert Hubbard


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


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


One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.

– Elbert Hubbard


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

– Elbert Hubbard


Be pleasant until ten o’clock in the morning and the rest of the day will take care of itself.

– Elbert Hubbard


Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed – there’s so little competition.

– Elbert Hubbard


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


Positive anything is better than negative nothing.

– Elbert Hubbard


We are punished by our sins, not for them.

– Elbert Hubbard


The church saves sinners, but science seeks to stop their manufacture.

– Elbert Hubbard


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

– Elbert Hubbard


He has achieved success who has worked well, laughed often, and loved much.

– Elbert Hubbard


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

– Elbert Hubbard


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

– Elbert Hubbard


Live truth instead of professing it.

– Elbert Hubbard


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

– Elbert Hubbard


We work to become, not to acquire.

– Elbert Hubbard