Elbert Hubbard Quotes

A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.
Many a man's reputation would not know his character if they met on the street.
The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods.
To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.
The reason men oppose progress is not that they hate progress, but that they love inertia.
Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day wisdom consists of not exceeding the limit.
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.
My father always used to say that when you die, if you've got five real friends, you've had a great life.
If pleasures are greatest in anticipation, just remember that this is also true of trouble.
There is something that is much more scarce, something finer far, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
The artist needs no religion beyond his work.
The love we give away is the only love we keep.
If you suffer, thank God It is a sure sign that you are alive.
Religions are many and diverse, but reason and goodness are one.
I would rather be able to appreciate things I can not have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.
The idea that is not dangerous is not worthy of being called an idea at all.
Optimism is a kind of heart stimulant--the digitalis of failure.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
No matter what you've done for yourself or for humanity, if you can't look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished
Never explain--your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
Life is just one damned thing after another.
A conservative is a man who is too cowardly to fight and too fat to run.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
The teacher is one who makes two ideas grow where only one grew before.
We are punished by our sins, not for them.
Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.
He who has achieved success has worked well, laughed often and loved much.
A man is not paid for having a head and hands, but for using them.
No one ever gets far unless he accomplishes the impossible at least once a day.
Don't take life too seriously. You'll never get out of it alive.
Every man should have a college education in order to show him how little the thing is really worth.
Responsibilities gravitate to the person who can shoulder them.
Enthusiasm is the great hill-climber.
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.
An ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness.
Get happiness out of your work or you may never know what happiness is.
The recipe for perpetual ignorance is be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.
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