Elbert Hubbard quotes

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

"Don't take life too seriously;  you'll never get out of it alive."---Elbert Hubbard

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

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

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

If you want work well done, select a busy man -- the other kind has no time  

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

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

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

Men are rich only as they give. He who gives great service gets great rewards.

An ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness.

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.

We work to become, not to acquire.

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

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

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

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

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.

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

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

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

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

Enthusiasm is the great hill-climber.

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

Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.

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

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?

Life is just one damned thing after another.

Many a man's reputation would not know his character if they met on the street.

No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one.

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

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.

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

The man who doesn't relax and hoot a few hoots voluntarily, now and then, is in great danger of hooting hoots and standing on his head for the edification of the pathologist and trained nurse, a little later on. -

The man who is anybody and who does anything is surely going to be criticized, vilified, and misunderstood. That is part of the penalty for greatness, and every great man understands it; and understands, too, that it is no proof of greatness. The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure continously without resentment.

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

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

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

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.

The secret of success is this: there is no secret of success.

The woman who cannot tell a lie in defense of her husband is unworthy of the name of wife.

There is something that is much more scarce, something finer far, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.

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

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

Where much is expected from an individual, he may rise to the level of events and make the dream come true.