Best quotes by the American Writer Elbert Hubbard

A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.
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Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.
  • funny

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

He who has achieved success has worked well, laughed often and loved much.
  • Success



To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.
  • Actions

A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.
  • Friends

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.
  • done

He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.
  • Understanding

I would rather be able to appreciate things I can not have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.
  • Appreciation

The man who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.
  • Silence

Never explain. Your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe it anyway.
  • Truth

Habit is a form of exercise
  • Habits

It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires great strength to decide what to do.
  • Decisions

Laughter is higher than all pain.
  • Laughter

The supernatural is the natural not yet understood.
  • Faith

The love we give away is the only love we keep.
  • Love

The greatest mistake a man can make is to be afraid of making one.
  • Mistakes

We find what we expect to find, and we receive what we ask for.
  • Expectation

Your friend is that man who knows all about you, and still likes you.
  • Friends

Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.
  • Ignorance

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

What people need and what they want may be very different.
  • Conflict

Do not take life too seriously; you will never get out of it alive.
  • Life

Where parents do too much for their children, the children will not do much for themselves.
  • Parenting

This will never be a civilized country until we expend more money for books than we do for chewing gum.
  • Reading

Positive anything is better than negative nothing.
  • Actions

The cheerful loser is the winner.
  • Loss

God will not look you over for medal, degrees or diplomas, but for scars.
  • Success

It is the weak man who urges compromise -- never the strong man.
  • Compromise

Life in abundance comes only through great love.
  • Love


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He who has achieved success has worked well, laughed often and loved much.
  • Success

God will not look you over for medal, degrees or diplomas, but for scars.
  • Success

Failure -- The man who can tell others what to do and how to do it, but never does it himself.
  • Failure

The secret of success is this: there is no secret of success.
  • Success

A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in on the experience.
  • Failure

A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in the experience.
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There is no failure except in no longer trying. There is no defeat except from within, no insurmountable barrier except our own inherent weakness of purpose.
  • Failure

There is no failure except in no longer trying.
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Optimism is a kind of heart stimulant - the digitalis of failure.
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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.
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Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.
  • funny

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

Do not take life too seriously; you will never get out of it alive.
  • Life

Every life is its own excuse for being.
  • Life

Life is just one damned thing after another.
  • another

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

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

The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live.
  • life

True life lies in laughter, love and work.
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We work to become, not to acquire.
  • Work

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

Get happiness out of your work or you may never know what happiness is.
  • Work

Blessed is that man who has found his work.
  • Work

Folks who never do any more than they get paid for, never get paid for anymore than they do.
  • Work

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

Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed - there's so little competition.
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He who has achieved success has worked well, laughed often and loved much.
  • Success

God will not look you over for medal, degrees or diplomas, but for scars.
  • Success

The secret of success is this: there is no secret of success.
  • Success

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

Pray that success will not come any faster than you are able to endure it.
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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.
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A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.
  • Friends

Your friend is that man who knows all about you, and still likes you.
  • Friends

If you have no enemies you are apt to be in the same predicament in regard to friends.
  • Friends

The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.
  • friendship

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

Never explain - your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
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Allow motion to equal emotion.
  • Actions

Failure -- The man who can tell others what to do and how to do it, but never does it himself.
  • Failure

Put yourself in the other man's place and then you will know why he thinks certain things and does certain deeds.
  • Help

The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today
  • Planning



It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test.
  • Ability

We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold toward them.
  • Attitude

Men are rich only as they give. He who gives great service gets great rewards.
  • Charity

Dignity is a mask we wear to hide our ignorance.
  • Dignity

Those who do unlawful acts are no more sinners in the eyes of God than we who think them.
  • Sin

No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one.
  • Vacations

We work to become, not to acquire.
  • Work

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

Freedom is a condition of mind, and the best way to secure it is to breed it.
  • Freedom

Every life is its own excuse for being.
  • Life

Lovers are fools, but Nature makes them so.
  • Love

Luck is tenacity of purpose.
  • Luck

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

An event described by those to whom it was told by men who did not see it.
  • Miracles

When someone says it ain't the money, but its the principal of the thing, it's the money.
  • Money

There was one who thought himself above me, and he was above me until he had that thought.
  • Pride

Secrets are things we give to others to keep for us.
  • Secrets

The secret of success is this: there is no secret of success.
  • Success

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

Character is the result of two things: Mental attitude and the way we spend our time.
  • Character

A committee is a thing which takes a week to do what one good man can do in an hour.
  • Committee

A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in on the experience.
  • Failure

If you have no enemies you are apt to be in the same predicament in regard to friends.
  • Friends

The only man who makes money following the races is one who does it with a broom and shovel.
  • Gambling

Cultivate only the habits that you are willing should master you.
  • Habits

Intelligence is not to make no mistakes, But quickly to see how to make them good.
  • Intelligence

One can endure sorrow alone, but it takes two to be glad.
  • Joy

He who influences the thought of his times influences the times that follow.
  • Leadership

Polygamy is an endeavor to get more out of life than there is in it.
  • Marriage

Little minds are interested in the extraordinary; great minds in the commonplace.
  • Mind

Morality is largely a matter of geography.
  • Morals

One can play comedy, two are required for melodrama, but a tragedy demands three.
  • PlayGames

Play needs direction as well as work.
  • PlayGames

A person born with an instinct for poverty.
  • Poetry

Live truth instead of professing it.
  • Truth

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

Get happiness out of your work or you may never know what happiness is.
  • Work

The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.
  • friendship

To stop sinning suddenly.
  • Death

If pleasures are greatest in anticipation, just remember that this is also true of trouble.
  • Expectation

Genius is the ability to act rightly without precedent -- the power to do the right thing the first time.
  • Genius

Gossip is only the lack of a worthy memory.
  • Gossip

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
  • Humanity

The idea that is not dangerous is not worthy of being called an idea at all.
  • Ideas

The stupidity of one brain multiplied by twelve.
  • Justice

Money never made a fool of anybody; it only shows them up.
  • Money

A pessimist is one who has been compelled to live with an optimist.
  • Pessimism

If you want work well done, select a busy man; the other kind has no time.
  • Quality

Human service is the highest form of self-interest for the person who serves.
  • Service

The teacher is one who makes two ideas grow where only one grew before.
  • Teaching

You can lead a boy to college, but you cannot make him to think.
  • Thought

The mintage of wisdom is to know that rest is rust, and that real life is in love, laughter, and work.
  • Vacations

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

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.
  • Authors

Rivalry is the life of trade, and the death of the trader.
  • Business

An executive is a man who can make quick decisions and is sometimes right.
  • Corporations

The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods.
  • Forgiveness

Grammar is the grave of letters.
  • Grammar

The man who has no more problems to solve, is out of the game.
  • Problems

One who limits himself to his chosen mode of ignorance.
  • Professionalism

Every spirit makes its house, but as afterwards the house confines the spirit, you had better build well.
  • Spirituality

Blessed is that man who has found his work.
  • Work

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

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

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.
  • alone

A conservative is a man who is too cowardly to fight and too fat to run.
  • conservative

The point I wish to make is this: President William McKinley gave Rowan a letter to be delivered to Garcia; Rowan took the letter & did not ask, Where is he at? By the Eternal! there is a man whose form should be cast in deathless bronze & the statue placed in every college of the land. It is not book-learning young men need, nor instruction about this and that, but a stiffening of the vertebrae which will cause them to be loyal to a trust, to act promptly, concentrate their energies: do the thingCarry a message to Garcia!

If you work for a man, in heavens name work for him!If he pays you wages that supply you your bread and butter, work for himspeak well of him, think well of him, stand by him and stand by the institution he represents. I think if I worked for a man I would work for him. I would not work for him a part of the time, and the rest of the time work against him. I would give an undivided service or none. If put to the pinch, an ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness.

Charity: a thing that begins at home, and usually stays there.
  • Charity

The path of civilization is paved with tin cans.
  • Civilization

A poor man who eats too much, as contradistinguished from a gourmand, who is a rich man who lives well.
  • Diets

Forbid a man to think for himself or to act for himself and you may add the joy of piracy and the zest of smuggling to his life.
  • Enthusiasm

There is no failure except in no longer trying. There is no defeat except from within, no insurmountable barrier except our own inherent weakness of purpose.
  • Failure

Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.
  • Music

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?
  • Persistence

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.
  • Planning

The world is moving so fast now-a-days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.
  • Progress

Give us a religion that will help us to live -- we can die without assistance.
  • Religion

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

Folks who never do any more than they get paid for, never get paid for anymore than they do.
  • Work

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

Art is not a thing; it is a way.
  • art

Die, v.: To stop sinning suddenly.
  • death

There is no failure except in no longer trying.
  • failure

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

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

A pessimist? That's a person who has been intimately acquainted with an optimist.
  • acquainted

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

We are punished by our sins, not for them.
  • religion

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

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

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

An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy to be called an idea at all.
  • called

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

A man is not paid for having a head and hands, but for using them.
  • hands

If you can't answer a man's arguments, all is not lost; you can still call him vile names.
  • answer

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.
  • agree

Where much is expected from an individual, he may rise to the level of events and make the dream come true.
  • come

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

There is something that is much more scarce, something finer far, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
  • ability

Every tyrant who has lived has believed in freedom for himself.
  • believed

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

Life is just one damned thing after another.
  • another

No one ever gets far unless he accomplishes the impossible at least once a day.
  • accomplishes

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

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

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

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.
  • days

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

Reversing your treatment of the man you have wronged is better than asking his forgiveness.
  • asking

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

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.
  • between

Responsibility is the price of freedom.
  • freedom

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

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

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


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