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240 Inspiring Quotes by Elbert Hubbard

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Wikipedia Summary for Elbert Hubbard

Elbert Green Hubbard (June 19, 1856 – May 7, 1915) was an American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher. Raised in Hudson, Illinois, he had early success as a traveling salesman for the Larkin Soap Company. Hubbard is known best as the founder of the Roycroft artisan community in East Aurora, New York, an influential exponent of the Arts and Crafts Movement.

Among Hubbard's many publications were the fourteen-volume work Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great and the short publication A Message to Garcia. He and his second wife, Alice Moore Hubbard, died aboard the RMS Lusitania when it was sunk by a German submarine off the coast of Ireland on May 7, 1915.

orange moon during nighttime

Life without absorbing occupation is hell; joy consists in forgetting life.

--Elbert Hubbard

two women sitting on wooden dock over body of water

Lovers are fools, but Nature makes them so.

--Elbert Hubbard

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The brain is a commodity used to fertilize ideas.

--Elbert Hubbard

sunflower field during daytime

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

--Elbert Hubbard

pink and green flower painting

Not only does beauty fade, but it leaves a record upon the face as to what became of it.

--Elbert Hubbard


closed white painted door with exit signage

When you grow suspicious of a person and begin a system of espionage upon him, your punishment will be that you will find your suspicions true.

--Elbert Hubbard

silhouette of mountain under starry night

Gossip is vice enjoyed vicariously.

--Elbert Hubbard

clear blue sea under blue sky

Initiative is doing the right things without being told.

--Elbert Hubbard

green leaf in close up photography

Live truth instead of professing it.

--Elbert Hubbard

yellow flower field under clear sky

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

--Elbert Hubbard

brown leaf tree facing the lake

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually fear that you will make one.

--Elbert Hubbard

yellow bee beside purple petaled flower during daytime

If men could only know each other, they would neither idolize nor hate.

--Elbert Hubbard

woman in white and black stripe long sleeve shirt standing beside brown concrete building during daytime

The product of the head, heart and hand is a thing to be loved.

--Elbert Hubbard

assorted-color beach houses

Academic education is the act of memorizing things read in books, and things told by college professors who got their education mostly by memorizing things read in books.

--Elbert Hubbard

man in black shirt on pink background

Life is just one damned thing after another.

--Elbert Hubbard

pink tulips on gray wooden surface

One's thirtieth birthday and one's seventieth are days that press their message home with iron hand.

--Elbert Hubbard

brown and white butterfly on purple petaled flower

The worst thing about medicine is that one kind makes another necessary.

--Elbert Hubbard


blue rose with water droplet

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

--Elbert Hubbard

man facing women near forest

Fences are made for those who cannot fly.

--Elbert Hubbard

red rose with droplets

I believe the only way we can reach the Kingdom of Heaven is to have the Kingdom of Heaven in our hearts.

--Elbert Hubbard

flame illustration

Everything comes too late for those who only wait.

--Elbert Hubbard

person holding white book

Strength and strength's will are the supreme ethic. All else are dreams from hospital beds, the sly, crawling goodness of sneaking souls.

--Elbert Hubbard

houses and trees during nighttime

The average man believes a thing first, and then searches for proof to bolster his opinion.

--Elbert Hubbard

brown and white bird on tree branch

Meanness is more in half-doing than in omitting acts of generosity.

--Elbert Hubbard

grayscale photography of person on beach

I believe that the best way to prepare for a Future Life is to be kind, live one day at a time, and do the work you can do best, doing it as well as you can.

--Elbert Hubbard

snow covered mountain during daytime

Dogma is a lie reiterated and authoritatively injected into the mind of one or more persons who believe that they believe what someone else believes.

--Elbert Hubbard

shallow focus photography of black DSLR camera

Laughter is higher than all pain.

--Elbert Hubbard

black wooden door near green plant

I am not sure just what the unpardonable sin is, but I believe it is a disposition to evade the payment of small bills.

--Elbert Hubbard

man in Burton shirt facing ocean

If I supply you with a thought, you may remember it and you may not. But if I can make you think a thought for yourself, I have indeed added to your stature.

--Elbert Hubbard

selective focus photography of woman taking selfie

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

pink petaled flower field

Tragedy and comedy are simply questions of value; a little misfit in life makes us laugh; a great one is tragedy and cause for expression of grief.

--Elbert Hubbard

white and blue ice in water

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

--Elbert Hubbard

person standing on top of mountain

All wages are based primarily on productive power. Anything else would be charity.

--Elbert Hubbard

yellow green leaf

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

analog clock at 5:55

As a rule, the man who can do all things equally well is a very mediocre individual.

--Elbert Hubbard

blue wall during daytime

Logic: an instrument used for bolstering a prejudice.

--Elbert Hubbard

yellow sunflowers

A college degree does not lessen the length of your ears; it only conceals it.

--Elbert Hubbard

purple and black skies

A school should not be a preparation for life. A school should be life.

--Elbert Hubbard

sunset

Love is not really blind- the bandage is never so tight but that it can peep.

--Elbert Hubbard

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Unleash your travel beast... explore the world. It's time to begin your next adventure! No man needs a vacation so much as the person who has just had one.

--Elbert Hubbard


cloudy sky

Pessimist: One who has been intimately acquainted with an Optimist.

--Elbert Hubbard

brown wooden table clock at 10 10

The heroic man does not pose; he leaves that for the man who wishes to be thought heroic.

--Elbert Hubbard

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A man who marries a woman to educate her falls victim to the same fallacy as the woman who marries a man to reform him.

--Elbert Hubbard

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Anyone who idolizes you is going to hate you when he discovers that you are fallible. He never forgives. He has deceived himself, and he blames you for it.

--Elbert Hubbard

couple standing on grass field mountain

Don't lose faith in humanity; think of all the people in the United States who have never played you a single nasty trick.

--Elbert Hubbard

person holding green plant during daytime

Lawyers are men whom we hire to protect us from lawyers.

--Elbert Hubbard

gray-scale photo of man and woman holding hands

In order to have friends, you must first be one.

--Elbert Hubbard

white flowers

So long as governments set the example of killing their enemies, private individuals will occasionally kill theirs.

--Elbert Hubbard

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There is a wild, splendid, intoxicating joy that follows work well done.

--Elbert Hubbard

black and gray floral textile

We will not be dictated to by men with less intelligence, energy, initiative and ambition than we ourselves possess.

--Elbert Hubbard

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Folks who never do any more than they get paid for, never get paid for any more than they do.

--Elbert Hubbard

silhouette photography of person in gray sailing boat in the middle of body of water

The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure criticism without resentment.

--Elbert Hubbard

woman in blue denim jacket and black pants standing beside train

To escape criticism -- do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.

--Elbert Hubbard

mountain with tree during daytime

Wealth: A cunning device of Fate whereby men are made captive, and burdened with responsibilites from which only Death can file their fetters.

--Elbert Hubbard

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Every life is its own excuse for being.

--Elbert Hubbard

yellow sunflowers under white clouds and blue sky

Every quarrel begins in nothing and ends in a struggle for supremacy.

--Elbert Hubbard

man in white shirt and black pants standing on top of building

The reward of a good deed is in having done it.

--Elbert Hubbard

lighted candle in dark room

The fool is not the man who merely does foolish things. The fool is the man who does not know enough to cash in on his foolishness.

--Elbert Hubbard

bonfire in forest

The art of winning in business is in working hard -- not taking things too seriously.

--Elbert Hubbard

brown rocky mountain under blue sky during daytime

A pessimist is a man who has been compelled to live with an optimist.

--Elbert Hubbard


person wearing black top

The path of civilization is paved with tin cans.

--Elbert Hubbard

red textile in close up photography

What boy well raised can compare with your street gamin who has the knowledge and the shrewdness of a grown-up broker.

--Elbert Hubbard

green leafed plant

History: a collection of epitaphs.

--Elbert Hubbard

man in blue jacket and blue pants carrying black and red backpack standing on snow covered

Put yourself in the other man's place and then you will know why he thinks certain things and does certain deeds.

--Elbert Hubbard

woman in white and black stripe long sleeve shirt standing beside brown concrete building during daytime

Charity: a thing that begins at home, and usually stays there.

--Elbert Hubbard


green leafed plants on forest

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

green background

To have a full stomach and fixed income are no small things .

--Elbert Hubbard

person wearing orange and gray Nike shoes walking on gray concrete stairs

I would rather have a big burden and a strong back, than a weak back and a caddy to carry life's luggage.

--Elbert Hubbard

orange rose in bloom close up photo

As a career, the business of an orthodox preacher is about as successful as that of a celluloid dog chasing an asbestos cat through hell.

--Elbert Hubbard

snow-capped mountain at the horizon viewed from lake dock

Impossible things are simply those which so far have never been done.

--Elbert Hubbard

blooming yellow sunflower field

To know the great men dead is compensation for having to live with the mediocre.

--Elbert Hubbard

dirt road to sunset

Responsibility is the price of freedom.

--Elbert Hubbard

silhouette photo of person holding flashlight under milk way

No one ever gets far unless he accomplishes the impossible at least once a day.

--Elbert Hubbard

body of water near mountains

History: gossip well told.

--Elbert Hubbard

person holding yellow sunflower bouquet

To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing and be nothing.

--Elbert Hubbard

pink umbrella

The idea that is not dangerous is not worthy of being called an idea at all.

--Elbert Hubbard

worm's eye view photography of pink cheery blossom tree

It is the weak man who urges compromise -- never the strong man.

--Elbert Hubbard

cloudy sky

Most people like hard work, particularly when they're paying for it.

--Elbert Hubbard


Arizona landscape

Progress comes from the intelligent use of experience.

--Elbert Hubbard

sunset dirt road

Heaven: The Coney Island of the Christian imagination.

--Elbert Hubbard

white Starbuck plastic cup on brown fabric armchair

Be yourself and speak your mind today. though it contradicts all you have said before.

--Elbert Hubbard

low angle photography of gray concrete building

Laws that do not embody public opinion can never be enforced.

--Elbert Hubbard

green ceramic mug on wooden desk

The average woman sees only the weak points in a strong man, and the good points in a weak one.

--Elbert Hubbard

green artificial palm tree on seashore

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

smiling woman

And these blessings, no gift equals the gentle, trusting love and companionship of a good woman.

--Elbert Hubbard

three clear glass cups

No good sensible working bee listens to the advice of a bedbug on the subject of business.

--Elbert Hubbard

white flower in grayscale photography

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

--Elbert Hubbard

assorted-color beach houses

Falling in love is the beginning of all wisdom, all sympathy, all compassion, all art, all religion; and in it's larger sense is the one thing in life worth doing.

--Elbert Hubbard


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The only way to retain love is to give it away.

--Elbert Hubbard

boy and cat in front of moon

The teacher is one who makes two ideas grow where only one grew before.

--Elbert Hubbard

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Let a man once see himself as others see him, and all enthusiasm vanishes from his heart.

--Elbert Hubbard

river painting

Perfume: any smell that is used to drown a worse one.

--Elbert Hubbard

empty brown concrete stairs beside green grass under starry sky long-exposure photography

Success -- To rise from the illusion of pursuit to the disillusion of possession.

--Elbert Hubbard

black bird flying on white background

Success is voltage under control-keeping one hand on the transformer of your Kosmic Kilowatts.

--Elbert Hubbard

woman sitting on black chair in front of glass-panel window with white curtains

Marriage: A legal or religious ceremony by which two persons of the opposite sex solemnly agree to harass and spy on each other for ninety-nine years, or until death do them join.

--Elbert Hubbard

pink and red flowers

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


rocky mountain

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

green leaf tree near mountain covered by snow at daytime

Postponement: The father of failure.

--Elbert Hubbard

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The cheerful loser is the winner.

--Elbert Hubbard

purple and black skies

Cultivate only the habits that you are willing should master you.

--Elbert Hubbard

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Luck is tenacity of purpose.

--Elbert Hubbard

red fire illustration

Fear clogs; Faith liberates.

--Elbert Hubbard

sunflower field under white sky during daytime

In God's great vaudeville, Mother is the headliner.

--Elbert Hubbard

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The secret of salvation is this: keep sweet, be useful, and keep busy.

--Elbert Hubbard


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

--Elbert Hubbard

white and purple flower in macro shot

Dignity is a mask we wear to hide our ignorance.

--Elbert Hubbard

withered tree surrounded with snow during daytime

Don't take life too seriously. You'll never get out of it alive.

--Elbert Hubbard

cat with flower

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

--Elbert Hubbard

woman doing yoga meditation on brown parquet flooring

Football: A sport that bears the same relation to education that bullfighting does to agriculture.

--Elbert Hubbard

silhouette of mountains during starry night

The man who knows it can't be done counts the risk, not the reward.

--Elbert Hubbard

man riding on boat on body of water

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

--Elbert Hubbard

brown rocky mountain under blue sky during daytime

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

--Elbert Hubbard

white flowers in brown stem

Prosperity: that condition which attracts the lively interest of lawyers, and warrants your being sued for damages, or indicted, or both.

--Elbert Hubbard

silhouette photo of person holding flashlight under milk way

He who influences the thought of his times influences the times that follow.

--Elbert Hubbard

withered tree surrounded with snow during daytime

Time is an eternal guest that banquets on our ideals and bodies.

--Elbert Hubbard

brown rock formation

If there is any better way to teach virtue than by practicing it, I do not know it.

--Elbert Hubbard

selective focus photo of brown guitar on white pillow

Whom the Gods love die young no matter how long they live.

--Elbert Hubbard

person in black and white mask

I would rather be able to appreciate things I can not have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.

--Elbert Hubbard

man wearing knit cap on grey background

Theology is an attempt to explain a subject by men who do not understand it. The intent is not to tell the truth but to satisfy the questioner.

--Elbert Hubbard

brown sand beach during daytime

Logic is one thing and commonsense another.

--Elbert Hubbard


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

--Elbert Hubbard

Longer Version:

A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success. There is no failure except in no longer trying. There is no defeat except

from within, no really insurmountable barrier save our own inherent weakness of purpose.


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A book on cheap paper does not convince. It is not prized, it is like a wheezy doctor with pigtail tobacco breath, who needs a manicure.

--Elbert Hubbard

person standing on top of mountain

A committee is a thing which takes a week to do what one good man can do in an hour.

--Elbert Hubbard

two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge

The valuable person in any business is the individual who can and will cooperate with others.

--Elbert Hubbard

person in black shoes standing on gray concrete floor

Would you make men better -- set them an example. The millenium will never come until governments cease from governing, and the meddler is at rest.

--Elbert Hubbard

Vincent Van Gogh self portrait painting on wall

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

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People who never do any more than they get paid for, never get paid for any more than they do.

--Elbert Hubbard

five silhouette of birds flying on sky

A form of self-delusion.

--Elbert Hubbard

light match stick

Grammar is the grave of letters.

--Elbert Hubbard

black and gray Canon AE-1 camera on gray sand under brown dock near body of water at daytime

All noise is waste. So cultivate quietness in your speech, in your thoughts, in your emotions. Speak habitually low. Wait for attention and then you low words will be charged with dynamite.

--Elbert Hubbard


adult black and tan dachshund

Be patient with the boys -- you are dealing with soul-stuff.

--Elbert Hubbard

brown and white butterfly on purple petaled flower

Get happiness out of your work or you may never know what happiness is.

--Elbert Hubbard

light match stick

Piety is the tinfoil of pretense.

--Elbert Hubbard

flower garden

Every knock is a boost.

--Elbert Hubbard

woman standing on sunflower field

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

--Elbert Hubbard


brown wooden door with silver door lever

Academic education is the act of memorizing things read in books, and things told by college professors who got their education mostly by memorizing things read in books.

--Elbert Hubbard

mountains under white mist at daytime

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

--Elbert Hubbard

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Wisdom must go with Sympathy, else the emotions will become maudlin and pity may be wasted on a poodle instead of a child-on a field-mouse instead of a human soul.

--Elbert Hubbard

green trees under white clouds

The newspapers print what the people want, and thus does the savage still swing his club and flourish his spear.

--Elbert Hubbard


red flower in white background

Most diseases are the result of medication which has been prescribed to relieve and take away a beneficent and warning symptom on the part of Nature.

--Elbert Hubbard

purple flowers under cloudy sky

Life is a paradox. Every truth has its counterpart which contradicts it; and every philosopher supplies the logic his own undoing.

--Elbert Hubbard

brown rock formation

There is a joy in going without things, a fine tang in eliminating the superfluous.

--Elbert Hubbard

brown sands

Man's greatest blunder has been in trying to make peace with the skies instead of making peace with his neighbors.

--Elbert Hubbard

grassland landscape

Men are only as great as they are kind.

--Elbert Hubbard

red tulip in bloom close up photo

When trouble comes, wise men take to their work; weak men take to the woods.

--Elbert Hubbard

green textile in close up image

Martyrs and persecutors are the same type of man. As to which is the persecutor and which the martyr, this is only a question of transient power.

--Elbert Hubbard

grass field under cloudy sky

The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live.

--Elbert Hubbard

person holding hourglass

No one gets very far unless he accomplishes the impossible at least once a day.

--Elbert Hubbard

red and yellow abstract painting

Our admiration is so given to dead martyrs that we have little time for living heroes.

--Elbert Hubbard

white tulips in white background

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

--Elbert Hubbard

mountains with trees under white star at night

Life in abundance comes only through great love.

--Elbert Hubbard

sunset forest

Genius is only the power of making continuous efforts.

--Elbert Hubbard

silver round analog wall clock

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

close up photography of moon

God -- the John Doe of philosophy and religion.

--Elbert Hubbard

brown rugby ball

God looked upon His work and saw that it was good. That is where the clergy take issue with him.

--Elbert Hubbard

plain

Do not dump your woes upon people -- keep the sad story of your life to yourself. Troubles grow by recounting them.

--Elbert Hubbard

boy wearing American flag print eyeglasses sticking his mouth open

Reason: The arithmetic of the emotions.

--Elbert Hubbard

boy standing on grass and facing fence during daytime

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

--Elbert Hubbard

gray and brown hummingbird perching on yellow petaled flower

Enthusiasm is the great hill-climber.

--Elbert Hubbard

autumn leaves on body of water

Fear is the thought of admitted inferiority.

--Elbert Hubbard

close up photography of moon

Man is Creation's masterpiece. But who says so?

--Elbert Hubbard

withered tree surrounded with snow during daytime

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

--Elbert Hubbard

multicolored abstract painting

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

--Elbert Hubbard

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Our desires always disappoint us; for though we meet with something that gives us satisfaction, yet it never thoroughly answers our expectation.

--Elbert Hubbard

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

--Elbert Hubbard

sunset

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

--Elbert Hubbard

white flower in grayscale photography

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

--Elbert Hubbard

woman signing on white printer paper beside woman about to touch the documents

Strength comes from solitude, a waiting, a communion with the best in us, which is at one with the divine spark.

--Elbert Hubbard

blue and white abstract painting

Where parents do too much for their children, the children will not do much for themselves.

--Elbert Hubbard

blue rose with water droplet

Strong men can always afford to be gentle. Only the weak are intent on giving as good as they get.

--Elbert Hubbard

sunset forest

It's pretty hard to be efficient without being obnoxious.

--Elbert Hubbard

brown and grey trees and rock formation painting

Old ways will always remain unless some one invents a new way and then lives and dies for it.

--Elbert Hubbard

white and blue ice in water

It is easy to get everything you want, provided you first learn to do without the things you cannot get.

--Elbert Hubbard

four white balloons on white wall

The man who is so run down that he needs a vacation can never adjust or reform himself in two weeks. What he really needs is to re-transform his life.

--Elbert Hubbard

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Life consists in molting our illusions. We form creeds today only to throw them away tomorrow. The eagle molts a feather because he is growing a better one.

--Elbert Hubbard

woman standing on forest

Prophecy -- To observe that which has passed, and guess it will happen again.

--Elbert Hubbard

green leafed tree on body of water under starry sky

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

--Elbert Hubbard

brown rock formation on body of water during daytime

To know when to be generous and when to be firm -- this is wisdom.

--Elbert Hubbard

water on seashore

Wealth is an engine that can be used for power, if you are an engineer; but to be tied to the fly wheel of an engine is rather a misfortune.

--Elbert Hubbard

pink tulip flower

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

--Elbert Hubbard

shallow focus photography of stack of books

Lawyers are the jackals of commerce.

--Elbert Hubbard

green and red flowers

The average man plays to the gallery of his own self-esteem.

--Elbert Hubbard

green leaf in close up photography

Real life is in love, laughter, and work.

--Elbert Hubbard

aerial view of gray building on brown sand

Freedom is the supreme good; freedom from self imposed limitation.

--Elbert Hubbard

brown and grey trees and rock formation painting

Down in their hearts, wise men know this truth: the only way to help yourself is to help others.

--Elbert Hubbard

gray and brown hummingbird perching on yellow petaled flower

Enthusiasm is like having two right hands.

--Elbert Hubbard

close-up photography of heart shaped fairy lite on brown sand

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

--Elbert Hubbard

shallow focus photography of woman standing outdoors

Men are punished by their sins, not for them.

--Elbert Hubbard

man and woman kissing

An American religion: Work, play, breathe, bathe, study, live, laugh, and love.

--Elbert Hubbard

green pine trees near mountain under blue sky during daytime

We find what we expect to find, and we receive what we ask for.

--Elbert Hubbard

clear liquid on leaf

Habit: The great economizer of energy.

--Elbert Hubbard

three people standing inside Big Ben building

No man ever did or can do a great work alone.

--Elbert Hubbard

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Fortitude: That quality of mind which does not care what happens so long as it does not happen to us.

--Elbert Hubbard

sunset

Respectability is the dickey on the bosom of civilization.

--Elbert Hubbard

backdrop orange

Your enemy is one who misunderstands you; why should you not rise above the fog and see his error and respect him for the good qualities you find in him?

--Elbert Hubbard

black dragonfly perched on green grass in close up photography during daytime

The Businessman is one who supplies something great and good to the world, and collects from the world for the goods.

--Elbert Hubbard


black and white bird on seashore

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

--Elbert Hubbard

silhouette photo of aurora borealis

The inspirations of today are the shams of tomorrow the purpose has departed.

--Elbert Hubbard

green leafed trees with fog

Don't make excuses make good.

--Elbert Hubbard

empty brown concrete stairs beside green grass under starry sky long-exposure photography

There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.

--Elbert Hubbard

white stars in the sky during night time

Progress needs the brakeman, but the brakeman should not spend all his time putting on the brakes.

--Elbert Hubbard

aerial view of gray building on brown sand

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

--Elbert Hubbard

toddler hugging siberian husky

Time is an illusion -- to orators.

--Elbert Hubbard

person sleeping on gray gang chair

Theology is an attempt to explain a subject by men who do not understand it. The intent is not to tell the truth but to satisfy the questioner.

--Elbert Hubbard

green plants beside brown wooden door

If you can't answer a man's arguments, all is not lost; you can still call him vile names.

--Elbert Hubbard

bare tree on mountain during sunset

The man who has no problems is out of the game.

--Elbert Hubbard

yellow flowers

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

--Elbert Hubbard

white brick wall

Punishment -- The justice that the guilty deal out to those that are caught.

--Elbert Hubbard

brown wooden board

The essence of marriage is companionship, and the woman you face across the coffee urn every morning for ninety-nine years must be both able to appreciate your jokes and to sympathize with your aspirations.

--Elbert Hubbard




brown and black train track in between trees phtoography

Growth is often a painful process.

--Elbert Hubbard

shallow focus photography of woman standing outdoors

Life is a movement outward, an unfolding.

--Elbert Hubbard

group of people inside the room in grayscale photo

An ounce of performance is worth more than a pound of preachment.

--Elbert Hubbard

pink and green flower painting

I will gladly lecture for fifty dollars, but I'll not be a guest for less than a hundred.

--Elbert Hubbard

landscape photography of waves and clouds

The only man who makes money following the races is one who does it with a broom and shovel.

--Elbert Hubbard

closeup photo of bird beside purple petal flowers

Morality is the thing upon which your friends smile, and immorality is the thing upon which they frown.

--Elbert Hubbard

lion on green grass during golden hour

Prison is a socialist paradise where equality prevails, everything is supplied, and competition is eliminated.

--Elbert Hubbard

beige concrete wall

Righteous indignation: your own wrath as opposed to the shocking bad temper of others.

--Elbert Hubbard

brown brick wall photography

An ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness.

--Elbert Hubbard

black and gray floral textile

Orthodoxy: That peculiar condition where the patient can neither eliminate an old idea nor absorb a new one.

--Elbert Hubbard

group of people inside the room in grayscale photo

Rivalry is the life of trade, and the death of the trader.

--Elbert Hubbard

rock formation under starry skies

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

--Elbert Hubbard

purple flower in macro lens

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

--Elbert Hubbard

stars in the sky during night time

Happiness is a habit--cultivate it.

--Elbert Hubbard

We wish you a perfect day!