elbert hubbard Quotes

Little minds are interested in the extraordinary; great minds in the commonplace.
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— Elbert Hubbard
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.
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— Elbert Hubbard
So long as governments set the example of killing their enemies, private individuals will occasionally kill theirs.
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— Elbert Hubbard
Men are only as great as they are kind.
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— Elbert Hubbard
If pleasures are greatest in anticipation, just remember that this is also true of trouble.
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— Elbert Hubbard
Every tyrant who has lived has believed in freedom for himself.
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— Elbert Hubbard
God will not look you over for medals degrees or diplomas, but for scars.
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— Elbert Hubbard
The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods.
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— Elbert Hubbard
Life in abundance comes only through great love.
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— Elbert Hubbard
We work to become, not to acquire.
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— Elbert Hubbard
To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.
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— Elbert Hubbard
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.
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— Elbert Hubbard
Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.
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— Elbert Hubbard
Character is the result of two things: mental attitude and the way we spend our time.
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— Elbert Hubbard
We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold toward them.
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— Elbert Hubbard
The supernatural is the natural not yet understood.
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— Elbert Hubbard
Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed- there's so little competition.
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— Elbert Hubbard
A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.
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— Elbert Hubbard
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.
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— Elbert Hubbard
Art is not a thing; it is a way.
— Elbert Hubbard
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
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— Elbert Hubbard
Be pleasant until ten o'clock in the morning and the rest of the day will take care of itself.
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— Elbert Hubbard
The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.
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— Elbert Hubbard
Positive anything is better than negative nothing.
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— Elbert Hubbard
Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.
— Elbert Hubbard
Live truth instead of professing it.
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— Elbert Hubbard
Die, v.: To stop sinning suddenly.
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— Elbert Hubbard
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.
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— Elbert Hubbard
The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and these are ignorance, superstition and incompetence.
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— Elbert Hubbard
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.
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— Elbert Hubbard
It is easy to get everything you want, provided you first learn to do without the things you cannot get.
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— 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.
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— Elbert Hubbard
The reason men oppose progress is not that they hate progress, but that they love inertia.
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— Elbert Hubbard
If you suffer, thank God! It is a sure sign that you are alive.
— Elbert Hubbard
He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.
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— Elbert Hubbard
Reversing your treatment of the man you have wronged is better than asking his forgiveness.
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— Elbert Hubbard
The teacher is the one who gets the most out of the lessons, and the true teacher is the learner.
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— Elbert Hubbard
The man who has no problems is out of the game.
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— Elbert Hubbard
Responsibility is the price of freedom.
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— Elbert Hubbard
Our desires always disappoint us; for though we meet with something that gives us satisfaction, yet it never thoroughly answers our expectation.
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— Elbert Hubbard
elbert hubbard
Birth    : June 19, 1856
Death  : May 7, 1915
Occupation  : Writer