134 "Elbert Hubbard" Quotes And Sayings

Elbert Hubbard was born in Hartford, Connecticut on June 10, 1861. He became a printer's apprentice at 14 and typographer at 16, working for the publishing house of the New York Weekly. After taking over the management of his father's newspaper office in 1879, he started his own business, the Hubbard Typographical Union. He continued printing until 1886 when he went into business for himself by establishing The Stylus Publishing Company in New York City Read more

Thereafter, he published numerous magazines, books and pamphlets. In 1895, he became managing editor of The Stylus Magazine Company. Hubbard was an early advocate of spiritualism and was a member of the healing arts Research Society of America.

He died in New York City on December 17, 1915.

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A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you. Elbert Hubbard
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Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive. Elbert Hubbard
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The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live. Elbert Hubbard
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True life lies in laughter, love and work. Elbert Hubbard
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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
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There is no failure except in no longer trying. Elbert Hubbard
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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
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God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas but for scars. Elbert Hubbard
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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. Elbert Hubbard
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The line between failure and success is so fine.. . that we are often on the line and do not know it. Elbert Hubbard
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This will never be a civilized country until we expend more money for books than we do for chewing gum. Elbert Hubbard
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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 the goal. Elbert Hubbard
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Young women with ambitions should be very crafty and cautious, lest mayhap they be caught in the soft, silken mesh of a happy marriage, and go down to oblivion, dead to the world. Elbert Hubbard
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A school should not be a preparation for life. A school should be life. Elbert Hubbard
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Never explain―your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway. Elbert Hubbard
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Business, to be successful, must be based on science, for demand and supply are matters of mathematics, not guesswork. Elbert Hubbard
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Art is the beautiful way of doing things. Science is the effective way of doing things. Business is the economic way of doing things. Elbert Hubbard
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Whenever you go out-of-doors, draw the chin in, carry the crown of the head high, and fill the lungs to the utmost; drink in the sunshine; greet your friends with a smile, and put soul into every handclasp. Do not fear being misunderstood and do not waste a minute thinking about your enemies. Try to fix firmly in your mind what you would like to do; and then, without veering off direction, you will move straight to the goal. Keep your mind on the great and splendid things you would like to do, and then, as the days go gliding away, you will find yourself unconsciously seizing upon the opportunities that are requiered for the fulfillment of your desire, just as the coral insect takes from the running tide the element it needs. Picture in your mind the able, earnest, useful person you desire to be, and the thought you hold is hourly transforming you into that particular individual.. Thought is supreme. Preserve a right mental attitude - the attitude of courage, frankness, and good cheer. To think rightly is to create. All things come through desire and every sincere prayer is answered. We become like that on which our hearts are fixed. Carry your chin in and the crown of your head high. We are good in the chrysalis. Elbert Hubbard
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If men could only know each other, they would neither idolize nor hate. Elbert Hubbard
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I wish to live without hate, whim, jealousy, envy, and fear. I wish to be simple, honest, frank, natural .. to face any obstacle and meet every difficulty unabashed and unafraid. Elbert Hubbard