Elbert Hubbard Quotes

Elbert Hubbard Quote: 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?...
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Do not dump your woes upon people - keep the sad story of your life to yourself. Troubles grow by recounting them.
Elbert Hubbard (The Note Book of Elbert Hubbard, 1927)
If I supply you a thought you may remember it and you may not. But if I can make you think a thought for yourself, I have indeed added to your stature.
Elbert Hubbard (Elbert Hubbard's Selected Writings: The American Bible, 1998)
Life consists in molting our illusions. We form creeds today only to throw them away tomorrow. The eagle molts a feather because he is growing a better one.
Elbert Hubbard (Elbert Hubbard's Selected Writings: The American Bible, 1998)
We want at least a modicum of intellectual honesty, and the man who shuffles his opinions in order to match ours is seen through quickly. We want none of him.
Elbert Hubbard (Elbert Hubbard's Selected Writings: The American Bible, 1998)
Strength comes from solitude, a waiting, a communion with the best in us, which is at one with the divine spark.
Elbert Hubbard (Elbert Hubbard's Selected Writings: The American Bible, 1998)
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 (Quoted in A Thousand & One Epigrams, 1911)
Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.
Elbert Hubbard (The Roycraft Dictionary and Book Epigrams, 1923)
He who influences the thought of his times influences all the times that follow. He has made his impress on eternity.
Elbert Hubbard (Elbert Hubbard's Selected Writings: The American Bible, 1998)
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.
Elbert Hubbard
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?
Elbert Hubbard (The Note Book of Elbert Hubbard, 1927)
This will never be a civilized country until we expend more money for books than we do for chewing gum.
Elbert Hubbard (Philistine: A Periodical of Protest, 1907)
The man who is so run down that he needs a vacation can never adjust or reform himself in two weeks. What he really needs is to re-transform his life.
Elbert Hubbard (Philistine: A Periodical of Protest, 1905)
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
Elbert Hubbard (Philistine: A Periodical of Protest, 1903)
A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.
Elbert Hubbard (The Note Book of Elbert Hubbard, 1927)
I believe in the hands that work, in the brains that think, and in the hearts that love...I believe in sunshine, fresh air, friendship, calm sleep, beautiful thoughts.
Elbert Hubbard
Thoroughness characterizes all successful men. Genius is the art of taking infinite pains. All great achievement has been characterized by extreme care, infinite painstaking, even to the minutest detail.
Elbert Hubbard
There have always existed three ways of keeping the people loving and loyal. One is to leave them alone, to trust them and not to interfere. This plan, however, has very seldom been practised, because the politicians regard the public as a cow to be milked, and something must be done to make it stand quiet.
Elbert Hubbard (Little Journeys to Homes of the Great, 1916)
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.
Elbert Hubbard (The Philistine, 1907)
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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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