Elbert Hubbard Quotes

Elbert Hubbard Quote: 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.
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Theology is classified superstition.
Elbert Hubbard (Elbert Hubbard's Selected Writings: The American Bible, 1998)
I believe the Universe is planned for good.
Elbert Hubbard (Credo, 1901)
Babies are the dice of destiny.
Elbert Hubbard (Philistine: A Periodical of Protest, 1908)
It is always the nearest, plainest and simplest principles that learned men comprehend last.
Elbert Hubbard (The Philistine, 1908)
If you would have friends, be one.
Elbert Hubbard (Quoted in Philosophy of Elbert Hubbard, 1998)
No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one.
Elbert Hubbard (Philistine: A Periodical of Protest, 1905)
Folks who never do any more than they are paid for, never get paid more than they do.
Elbert Hubbard (Philistine: A Periodical of Protest, 1901)
Think twice before you speak and then talk to yourself.
Elbert Hubbard (Philistine: A Periodical of Protest, 1901)
The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure criticism without resentment.
Elbert Hubbard (A Message to Garcia, 1899)
I believe that brutality tends to defeat itself.
Elbert Hubbard (The Better Part, 1901)
Truth lies at the end of a circle.
Elbert Hubbard (Quoted in Preachments: Elbert Hubbard's Selected Writings, 1998)
It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires great strength to decide what to do.
Elbert Hubbard (The Philistine, 1914)
If men will not act for themselves, what will they do when the benefit of their effort is for all?
Elbert Hubbard (A Message to Garcia, 1899)
Of all the mental and physical polluters of life, nothing exercises such a poisonous effect as fear.
Elbert Hubbard (Elbert Hubbard's Selected Writings: The American Bible, 1998)
Self-discipline is the ability to make yourself do what you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not.
Elbert Hubbard
I believe the only way we can reach the Kingdom of Heaven is to have the Kingdom of Heaven in our hearts.
Elbert Hubbard (Credo, 1901)
The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.
Elbert Hubbard (Philistine: A Periodical of Protest, 1902)
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?
Elbert Hubbard
Man’s greatest blunder has been in trying to make peace with the skies instead of making peace with his neighbours.
Elbert Hubbard
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 (The Note Book of Elbert Hubbard, 1927)
Nature: The unseen intelligence which loved us into being, and is disposing of us by the same token.
Elbert Hubbard (The Roycraft Dictionary and Book Epigrams, 1923)
The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods.
Elbert Hubbard (The Note Book of Elbert Hubbard, 1927)
The line between failure and success is so fine. . . that we are often on the line and do not know it.
Elbert Hubbard (The Note Book of Elbert Hubbard, 1927)
The newspapers print what the people want, and thus does the savage still swing his club and flourish his spear.
Elbert Hubbard (The Note Book of Elbert Hubbard, 1927)
I would rather be able to appreciate things I can not have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.
Elbert Hubbard (The Note Book of Elbert Hubbard, 1927)
It is easy to get everything you want, provided you first learn to do without the things you cannot get.
Elbert Hubbard (The Note Book of Elbert Hubbard, 1927)
It does not make much difference what a person studies; all knowledge is related, and the man who studies anything, if he keeps at it, will be learned.
Elbert Hubbard (Elbert Hubbard's Selected Writings: The American Bible, 1998)
The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods.
Elbert Hubbard (The Note Book of Elbert Hubbard, 1927)
Simply be filled with the thought of good, and it will radiate — you do not have to bother about it, any more than you need trouble about your digestion.
Elbert Hubbard (The Note Book of Elbert Hubbard, 1927)
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 to your goal.
Elbert Hubbard (Quoted in Hundred-Point-Men: Elbert Hubbard's Selected Writings, 1942)
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Elbert Hubbard Biography

Born: June 19, 1856
Died: May 7, 1915

Elbert Hubbard was an American writer and philosopher. He is best known as being the founder of the Roycroft artisan community.

Notable Works

The Philistine (Publisher of the Magazine)
The Fra (Publisher of the Magazine)

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