Elbert Hubbard Quotes


Best 39 Quotes by Elbert Hubbard – Page 1 of 2

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

“Anything you shun will have won.”

“Are you making life or is life making you?”

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

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

“Don't take life too seriously. You'll never get out of it alive.”

“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.”

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

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

“Freedom is for honest people. No man who is not himself honest can be free – he is his own trap.”

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

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

“Happiness is a habit — cultivate it.”

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

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

“I do not read a book; I hold a conversation with the author.”

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

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

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

“Life is a checkerboard, and the player opposite you is time. If you hesitate before moving, or neglect to move promptly, your men will be wiped off the board by time. You are playing against a partner who will not tolerate indecision!”

“Many a man's reputation would not know his character if they met on the street.”

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

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

“Nothing is permanent but change.”

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

“Responsibility is the price of freedom.”

“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.”

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

“The graveyards are full of people the world could not do without.”

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

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“Love opens the door of ancient recognition. You enter. You come home to each other at last. As Euripides said, ‘Two friends, one soul'.”

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