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“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”
Elbert Hubbard
“God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas but for scars.”
Elbert Hubbard
“Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.”
Elbert Hubbard, The Roycroft Dictionary Concocted by Ali Baba and the Bunch on Rainy Days
“Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.”
Elbert Hubbard
“He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.”
Elbert Hubbard
“Never explain―your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.”
Elbert Hubbard
“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.”
Elbert Hubbard
“It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires a great deal of strength to decide what to do.”
Elbert Hubbard
“The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without a teacher.”
Elbert Hubbard
“There is no failure except in no longer trying.”
Elbert Hubbard
“The love we give away is the only love we keep.”
Elbert Hubbard
tags: love
“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
“The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live.”
Elbert Hubbard
tags: life
“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
“Life is just one damned thing after another.”
Elbert Hubbard, Philistine: A Periodical of Protest, December 1895 to May 1896
“To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.”
Elbert Hubbard
“True life lies in laughter, love and work.”
Elbert Hubbard
tags: life
“Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.”
Elbert Hubbard
“If men could only know each other, they would neither idolize nor hate.”
Elbert Hubbard
“Happiness is a habit—cultivate it.”
Elbert Hubbard
“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 do not read a book; I hold a conversation with the author.”
Elbert Hubbard
“The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure criticism without resentment.”
Elbert Hubbard
“I would rather be able to appreciate things I cannot have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.”
Elbert Hubbard
“The line between failure and success is so fine. . . that we are often on the line and do not know it.”
Elbert Hubbard
“This will never be a civilized country until we expend more money for books than we do for chewing gum.”
Elbert Hubbard
“No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one.”
Elbert Hubbard
“Art is not a thing; it is a way. ”
Elbert Hubbard
tags: art
“Folks who never do any more than they get paid for, never get paid for any more than they do”
Elbert Hubbard
“One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. ”
Elbert Hubbard

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