Elbert Hubbard Quotes

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1. “A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”

Tags : Friend Friendship Knowledge Love

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

Tags : Faith God Wisdom

3. “If put to the pinch, an ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness.(Get Out or Get in Line, 1928)”

Tags : Cleverness Loyalty
Source : Works of Elbert Hubbard

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

Tags : Foolishness Inspirational
Source : The Roycroft Dictionary Concocted by Ali Baba and the Bunch on Rainy Days

5. “He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.”

Tags : Silence Understand

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

Tags : Biography Inspirational Memoir Nonfiction Social Commentary
Source : Elbert Hubbard's Scrap Book

7. “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.”

Tags : Accomplishment Defeatism Invention Life

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

Tags : Books Illiteracy Reading

9. “The stronger a man is, the more gentle he can afford to be”

Tags : Brutes Double Standard Masculine Real Men

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

Tags : Enterprise Initiative Laziness

11. “To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.”

Tags : Criticism

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

Tags : Decisions Desired Outcomes Projects

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

Tags : Success

14. “There is no failure except in no longer trying.”

Tags : Failure Giving Up Inspirational Success

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

Tags : Social Commentary

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

Tags : Appreciation Insight Wealth Wisdom Wit

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

Tags : Enemies Explanations Friends

18. “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.”

Tags : Dreams Goals Life Sunset

19. “Every saint has a bee in his halo.”

Tags : Bees Frailty Halos Hidden Truth Humor Limitation Saints

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

Tags : Football

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

Tags : Hate Understanding

22. “The love we give away is the only love we keep.”

Tags : Love

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

Tags : Humour Life

24. “Two-thirds of all preachers, doctors and lawyers are hanging on to the coat tails of progress, shouting, whoa! while a good many of the rest are busy strewing banana peels along the line of march.”

Tags : Doctors Funny Halt Humor Joke Lawyers Preachers Progress Science

25. “Business, to be successful, must be based on science, for demand and supply are matters of mathematics, not guesswork.”

Tags : Business Guess Math Mathematics Science Success

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

Tags : Vacation

27. “Las inteligencias poco capaces se interesan en lo extraordinario; las inteligencias poderosas en las cosas ordinarias.”

Tags : Conocimiento Sabiduría

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

Tags : Effort Genius Mistakes
Source : The Philosophy of Elbert Hubbard

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

Tags : Impossible

30. “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.”

Tags : Envy Fear Hate Honesty Jealousy Problems

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

Tags : Greatness

32. “Men are punished by their sins, not for them.”

Tags : Philosphy Punishment Sin
Source : Love, Life and Work

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

Tags : Mistakes

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

Tags : Teaching

35. “Professor [John] Tyndall once said the finest inspiration he ever received was from an old man who could scarcely read. This man acted as his servant. Each morning the old man would knock on the door of the scientist and call, 'Arise, Sir: it is near seven o'clock and you have great work to do today.”

Tags : Inspiration John Tyndall Science Scientist Servant Tyndall Work

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

Tags : Genius Stupidity

37. “Science is simply the classification of the common knowledge of the common people. It is bringing together the things we all know and putting them together so we can use them. This is creation and finds its analogy in Nature, where the elements are combined in certain ways to give us fruits or flowers or grain.”

Tags : Creation Knowledge Naturalism Nature Science Use

38. “Cultivate only the habits that you are willing should master you.”

Tags : Habits