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Elbert Hubbard Quotes and Quotations


God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas, but for scars.
Respectability is the dickey on the bosom of civilization.
- Elbert Hubbard | Civilization Quotes
To escape criticism - do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
- Elbert Hubbard | Critics and Criticism Quotes
God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas, but for scars!
- Elbert Hubbard | Experience Quotes
Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.
- Elbert Hubbard | Fools and Foolishness Quotes
Remember this: If you work for a man, in Heaven's name, work for him. If he pays you wages which supply you bread and butter, work for him; speak well of him; stand by the institution he represents. If put to a pinch, an ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness. If you must vilify, condemn and eternally disparage - resign your position, and when you are on the outside, damn to your heart's content, but as long as you are part of the institution do not condemn it.
- Elbert Hubbard | Hypocrisy Quotes
Little minds are interested in the extraordinary; great minds in the commonplace.
- Elbert Hubbard | Knowledge Quotes
Polygamy: an endeavour to get more out of life than there is in it.
- Elbert Hubbard | Marriage Quotes
The man who is anybody and who does anything is surely going to be criticized, vilified, and misunderstood. This is part of the penalty for greatness, and every man understands, too, that it is no proof of greatness.
- Elbert Hubbard | Morality and Ethics Quotes
An editor - a person employed on a newspaper, whose business it is to separate the wheat from the chaff, and to see that the chaff is printed.
I rather like the world. The flesh is pleasing and the Devil does not trouble me.
- Elbert Hubbard | Observation Quotes
A pessimist is one who has been compelled to live with an optimist.
Pessimism is only the name that men of weak nerves give to wisdom.
Mystic: a person who is puzzled before the obvious, but who understands the non-existent.
- Elbert Hubbard | Religion Quotes
Victory - a matter of staying power.
Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.
- Elbert Hubbard | Wisdom Quotes
If you want a work well done, select a busy man: the other kind has no time.
- Elbert Hubbard | Work Quotes
We work to become, not to acquire.
- Elbert Hubbard | Work Quotes
Whom the gods love, die young, no matter how long they live.
- Elbert Hubbard | Youth Quotes
Life without absorbing occupation is hell.
- Elbert Hubbard | Happiness Quotes
Get happiness out of your work or you may never know what happiness is.
- Elbert Hubbard | Happiness Quotes
We never ask God to forgive anybody except when we haven't.
- Elbert Hubbard | Forgiveness Quotes
To have a full stomach and fixed income are no small things .
- Elbert Hubbard | Forgiveness Quotes
Charity begins at home, and usually stays there.
- Elbert Hubbard | Helping Other People Quotes
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 | Helping Other People Quotes
Friendship, like credit, is highest where it is not used.
- Elbert Hubbard | Friendship Quotes
Friend: One who knows all about you and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard | Friendship Quotes
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 | Faith and Unity Quotes
Be yourself and think for yourself; and while your conclusions may not be infallible, they will be nearer right than the conclusions forced upon you.
- Elbert Hubbard | Self-Reliance Quotes
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 | Simplicity Quotes
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 | One Day Quotes
Time is an eternal guest that banquets on our ideals and bodies.
- Elbert Hubbard | One Day Quotes
Time is an illusion-to orators.
- Elbert Hubbard | One Day Quotes
The past is one evil less and one memory more.
- Elbert Hubbard | The Past Quotes
The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.
- Elbert Hubbard | The Present Quotes
Be pleasant until ten o'clock in the morning and the rest of the day will take care of itself.
- Elbert Hubbard | Mornings Quotes
We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold toward them.
- Elbert Hubbard | Positive Quotes
The thing we fear we bring to pass.
- Elbert Hubbard | Positive Quotes
Where much is expected from an individual, he may rise to the level of events and make the dream come true.
- Elbert Hubbard | Positive Quotes
There is no devil but fear.
- Elbert Hubbard | Fear Quotes
The greatest mistake you can make is to be continually fearing you will make one.
The thing we fear we bring to pass.
Fear is the thought of admitted inferiority.
The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live.
- Elbert Hubbard | Getting Going Quotes
The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live.
- Elbert Hubbard | Women's Movement Quotes
Some men succeed by what they know; some by what they do; and a few by what they are.
- Elbert Hubbard | Success Quotes
Pray that success will not come any faster than you are able to endure it.
- Elbert Hubbard | Success Quotes
The difference in men does not lie in the size of their hands, nor in the perfection of their bodies, but in this one sublime ability of concentration: to throw the weight with the blow, to live an eternity in an hour.
- Elbert Hubbard | Concentration Quotes
Pray that success will not come any faster than you are able to endure it.
The line between failure and success is so fine that we ... are often on the line and do not know it. 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. A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard | Failures and Mistakes Quotes
There is no failure except in no longer trying.
- Elbert Hubbard | Failures and Mistakes Quotes
A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in the experience.
- Elbert Hubbard | Failures and Mistakes Quotes
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 | Failures and Mistakes Quotes
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard | Failures and Mistakes Quotes
If you suffer, thank God! It is a sure sign that you are alive.
- Elbert Hubbard | Adversity Quotes
The cure for grief is motion.
- Elbert Hubbard | Self-Pity Quotes
A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard | Friends Quotes
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 | Introspection Quotes
A friend is someone who knows all about you and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard | Family Quotes
The love we give away is the only one we keep.
- Elbert Hubbard | Lighten up Quotes
Souls are made of dawn-stuff and starshine.
- Elbert Hubbard | Spirituality Quotes
The path of civilization is paved with tin cans.
- Elbert Hubbard | Civilization Quotes
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 | Clergyman Quotes
Make two grins grow where there was only a grouch before.
- Elbert Hubbard | Help Quotes
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
- Elbert Hubbard | Machine Quotes
Writers seldom write the things they think. They simply write the things they think other folks think they think.
- Elbert Hubbard | Writing Quotes
We never ask God to forgive anybody except when we haven't.
- Elbert Hubbard | Never Quotes
We never ask God to forgive anybody except when we haven't.
- Elbert Hubbard | Never Quotes
We never ask God to forgive anybody except when we haven't.
- Elbert Hubbard | Never Quotes
We never ask God to forgive anybody except when we haven't.
- Elbert Hubbard | Never Quotes
We never ask God to forgive anybody except when we haven't.
- Elbert Hubbard | Never Quotes
We never ask God to forgive anybody except when we haven't.
- Elbert Hubbard | Never Quotes
We never ask God to forgive anybody except when we haven't.
- Elbert Hubbard | Never Quotes
We never ask God to forgive anybody except when we haven't.
- Elbert Hubbard | Never Quotes


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