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ELBERT HUBBARD QUOTES

If put to the pinch, an ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness.

ELBERT HUBBARD, Selected Writings of Elbert Hubbard

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

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

ELBERT HUBBARD, Philistine: A Periodical of Protest, 1905

He who influences the thought of his times influences all the times that follow. He has made his impress on eternity.

ELBERT HUBBARD, The American Bible

Wealth is an engine that can be used for power, if you are an engineer; but to be tied to the fly wheel of an engine is rather a misfortune.

ELBERT HUBBARD, The American Bible

Complete success alienates a man from his fellows, but suffering makes kinsmen of us all.

ELBERT HUBBARD, The American Bible

It does not make much difference what a person studies--all knowledge is related, and the man who studies anything, if he keeps at it, will be learned.

ELBERT HUBBARD, The American Bible

Theology is classified superstition.

ELBERT HUBBARD, The American Bible

To subjugate another is to subjugate yourself.

ELBERT HUBBARD, The American Bible

Do not take life too seriously--you will never get out of it alive.

ELBERT HUBBARD, The American Bible

Jealousy seems the absolute reversal of love. It is the swinging from the sunny warmth of the Equator to the frigid cold of the North Pole.

ELBERT HUBBARD, The American Bible

Our finest flowers are often weeds transplanted.

ELBERT HUBBARD, The American Bible

Strength comes from solitude, a waiting, a communion with the best in us, which is at one with the divine spark.

ELBERT HUBBARD, The American Bible

If troubles are greatest in anticipation, just remember that this is also true of troubles.

ELBERT HUBBARD, The American Bible

If men could only know each other, they would never either idolize or hate.

ELBERT HUBBARD, The American Bible

War is the sure result of the existence of armed men. That country which maintains a large standing army will sooner or later have a war. The man who prides himself on fisticuffs is going, some day, to meet a man who considers himself the better man, and they will test the issue.

ELBERT HUBBARD, The American Bible

Man creates both his god and his devil in his own image. His god is himself at his best, and his devil himself at his worst.

ELBERT HUBBARD, The American Bible

Life is a voyage, and we are all sailing under sealed orders. We plan, plot, scheme and arrange, and some fine day Fate steps in and our dreams are tossed into the yeasty deep. We grin and bear it--anyway we bear it: it is the only thing to do.

ELBERT HUBBARD, The American Bible

No man ever did or can do a great work alone.

ELBERT HUBBARD, The American Bible

Society is in a process of evolution. Man is yet primitive. All that has gone before is a preparation for better things to come, but we are moving rapidly, and, I believe, securely, toward nobler things.

ELBERT HUBBARD, The American Bible

To make mistakes is human, but to profit from them is divine.

ELBERT HUBBARD, The American Bible

Life is a movement outward, an unfolding.

ELBERT HUBBARD, The American Bible

A pessimist is a man who has been compelled to live with an optimist.

ELBERT HUBBARD, The American Bible

Of all the mental and physical polluters of life, nothing exercises such a poisonous effect as fear.

ELBERT HUBBARD, The American Bible

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, The American Bible

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

ELBERT HUBBARD, The American Bible

The secret of success is this: There is no secret of success.

ELBERT HUBBARD, The American Bible

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

ELBERT HUBBARD, Selected Writings

A great success is made up of an aggregation of little ones.

ELBERT HUBBARD, The American Bible

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

ELBERT HUBBARD, The American Bible

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people we personally dislike.

ELBERT HUBBARD, The American Bible

Men who marry for gratification, propagation, or the matter of buttons and socks, must expect to cope with and deal in a certain amount of quibble, subterfuge, concealment and double, deep-dyed prevarication.

ELBERT HUBBARD, The American Bible

Yesterday woman was a chattel. Now she is, in law, a minor. Tomorrow she will be free, or partially so--that is to say, as free as man.

ELBERT HUBBARD, The American Bible

Nothing unmasks a man like his use of power.

ELBERT HUBBARD, The American Bible

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

ELBERT HUBBARD, The Note Book

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, The American Bible

It is better to be victimized occasionally than to go through life filled with suspicion.

ELBERT HUBBARD, The American Bible

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, The American Bible

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

ELBERT HUBBARD, The Philistine, 1903

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

ELBERT HUBBARD, A Thousand and One Epigrams

Every man who expresses what he honestly thinks is true is changing the Spirit of the Times. Thinkers help other people to think, for they formulate what others are thinking. No person writes or thinks alone--thought is in the air, but its expression is necessary to create a tangible Spirit of the Times.

ELBERT HUBBARD, Pig-Pen Pete

College football is a sport that bears the same relation to education that bullfighting does to agriculture.

ELBERT HUBBARD

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

ELBERT HUBBARD, attributed, The Search for the North Pole

Socialism is the antithesis of Anarchy. One is the North Pole of Truth, the other the South.

ELBERT HUBBARD, "The Better Part"

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

ELBERT HUBBARD, A Thousand & One Epigrams: Selected from the Writings of Elbert Hubbard

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

ELBERT HUBBARD, "The Crying Need", A Message to Garcia and Thirteen Other Things


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