Quotes by Elbert Hubbard

“Often we can help each other most by leaving each other alone at other times we need the hand-grasp and the word of cheer.”

“Art is not a thing it is a way.”

“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.”

“Art is the beautiful way of doing things. Science is the effective way of doing things. Business is the economic way of doing things.”

“Character is the result of two things: mental attitude and the way we spend our time.”

“We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold toward them.”

“The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.”

“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.”

“Die, v.: To stop sinning suddenly.”

“Love, we say, is life but love without hope and faith is agonizing death.”

“A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in the experience.”

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

“A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.”

“Optimism is a kind of heart stimulant - the digitalis of failure.”

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

“Fear clogs faith liberates.”

“Fear is the thought of admitted inferiority.”

“The thing we fear we bring to pass.”

“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.”

“Responsibility is the price of freedom.”

“Every tyrant who has lived has believed in freedom for himself.”

“A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.”

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

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

“Friendship, like credit, is highest when it is not used.”

“It may happen sometimes that a long debate becomes the cause of a longer friendship. Commonly, those who dispute with one another at last agree.”

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

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

“If you suffer, thank God! It is a sure sign that you are alive.”

“The highest reward that God gives us for good work is the ability to do better work.”

“A retentive memory may be a good thing, but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness.”

“A man is as good as he has to be, and a woman as bad as she dares.”

“Life in abundance comes only through great love.”

“Little minds are interested in the extraordinary great minds in the commonplace.”

“It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires great strength to decide on what to do.”

“Men are only as great as they are kind.”

“The happiness of this life depends less on what befalls you than the way in which you take it.”

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

“The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.”

“The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you'll make one.”

“Life is just one damned thing after another.”

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

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

“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.”

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

“Never get married in college it's hard to get a start if a prospective employer finds you've already made one mistake.”

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

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

“Be pleasant until ten o'clock in the morning and the rest of the day will take care of itself.”

“Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed - there's so little competition.”

“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.”

“Positive anything is better than negative nothing.”

“We are punished by our sins, not for them.”

“The church saves sinners, but science seeks to stop their manufacture.”

“Pray that success will not come any faster than you are able to endure it.”

“He has achieved success who has worked well, laughed often, and loved much.”

“The teacher is the one who gets the most out of the lessons, and the true teacher is the learner.”

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

“Live truth instead of professing it.”

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

“We work to become, not to acquire.”

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