Elbert Hubbard quote

“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”
― Elbert Hubbard

 

 

“God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas but for scars.”
― Elbert Hubbard

 

 

“To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.”
― Elbert Hubbard

 

 

“Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.”
― Elbert Hubbard

 

 

“He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.”
― Elbert Hubbard

 

 

“Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.”
― Elbert Hubbard

 

 

 

“Never explain―your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.”
― Elbert Hubbard

 

 

“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.”
― Elbert Hubbard

 

 

 

“There is no failure except in no longer trying.”
― Elbert Hubbard

 

 

“It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires a great deal of strength to decide what to do.”
― Elbert Hubbard

 

 

“The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without a teacher.”
― Elbert Hubbard

 

 

“The love we give away is the only love we keep.”
― Elbert Hubbard

 

 

“I believe in the hands that work, in the brains that think, and in the hearts that love…I believe in sunshine, fresh air, friendship, calm sleep, beautiful thoughts.”
― Elbert Hubbard

 

 

“If men could only know each other, they would neither idolize nor hate.”
― Elbert Hubbard

 

 

“The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can’t be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.”
― Elbert Hubbard

 

 

 

“Self-discipline is the ability to make yourself do what you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not.”
― Elbert Hubbard

 

 

“The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live.”
― Elbert Hubbard

 

 

“I would rather be able to appreciate things I cannot have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.”
― Elbert Hubbard

 

 

 

“I do not read a book; I hold a conversation with the author.”
― Elbert Hubbard

 

 

“No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one.”
― Elbert Hubbard

 

 

 

“The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure criticism without resentment.”
― Elbert Hubbard

 

 

 

“Happiness is a habit—cultivate it.”
― Elbert Hubbard

 

 

“True life lies in laughter, love and work.”
― Elbert Hubbard

 

 

“Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.”
― Elbert Hubbard

 

 

“Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer the goal.”
― Elbert Hubbard

 

 

“The line between failure and success is so fine. . . that we are often on the line and do not know it.”
― Elbert Hubbard

 

 

 

“Art is not a thing; it is a way. ”
― Elbert Hubbard

 

 

“Folks who never do any more than they get paid for, never get paid for any more than they do”
― Elbert Hubbard

 

 

“This will never be a civilized country until we expend more money for books than we do for chewing gum.”
― Elbert Hubbard

 

 

“One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. ”
― Elbert Hubbard

 

 

“So long as governments set the example of killing their enemies, private individuals will occasionally kill theirs.”
― Elbert Hubbard

 

 

“If put to the pinch, an ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness.

(Get Out or Get in Line, 1928)”
― Elbert Hubbard

 

 

“If you can not answer a man’s argument, all is not lost; you can still call him vile names.”
― Elbert Hubbard

 

 

 

“The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.”
― Elbert Hubbard

 

 

“There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.”
― Elbert Hubbard

 

 

“It is easy to get everything you want, provided you first learn to do without the things you cannot get.”
― Elbert Hubbard

 

 

“We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold toward them.”
― Elbert Hubbard

 

 

“Constant effort and frequent mistakes are the stepping stones to genius.”
― 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

 

 

“The supernatural is the natural not yet understood.”
― Elbert Hubbard

 

 

“Whenever you go out-of-doors, draw the chin in, carry the crown of the head high, and fill the lungs to the utmost; drink in the sunshine; greet your friends with a smile, and put soul into every handclasp. Do not fear being misunderstood and do not waste a minute thinking about your enemies. Try to fix firmly in your mind what you would like to do; and then, without veering off direction, you will move straight to the goal. Keep your mind on the great and splendid things you would like to do, and then, as the days go gliding away, you will find yourself unconsciously seizing upon the opportunities that are requiered for the fulfillment of your desire, just as the coral insect takes from the running tide the element it needs. Picture in your mind the able, earnest, useful person you desire to be, and the thought you hold is hourly transforming you into that particular individual… Thought is supreme. Preserve a right mental attitude – the attitude of courage, frankness, and good cheer. To think rightly is to create. All things come through desire and every sincere prayer is answered. We become like that on which our hearts are fixed. Carry your chin in and the crown of your head high. We are good in the chrysalis.”
― Elbert Hubbard

 

 

“Many a man’s reputation would not know his character if they met on the street. ”
― Elbert Hubbard

 

 

“Men are punished by their sins, not for them.”
― Elbert Hubbard

 

 

“Laughter is higher than all pain.”
― Elbert Hubbard

 

 

“A conservative is a man who is too cowardly to fight and too fat to run.”
― Elbert Hubbard

 

 

“It’s a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test.”
― Elbert Hubbard

 

 

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

 

 

“I wish to live without hate, whim, jealousy, envy, and fear. I wish to be simple, honest, frank, natural . . to face any obstacle and meet every difficulty unabashed and unafraid.”
― Elbert Hubbard

 

 

“Nothing is permanent but change.”
― Elbert Hubbard

 

 

“Football: A sport that bears the same relation to education that bullfighting does to agriculture.”
― Elbert Hubbard

 

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