Elbert Hubbard Quotes

1856 - 1915
Elbert Hubbard
Be inspired and motivated by this collection of inspirational Elbert Hubbard quotes. Elbert Hubbard was an American author and publisher. He was born in Bloomington, Ill. He was the editor of an inspirational magazine, the Philistine. His inspiration lives on today by his words of wisdom.


"The greatest mistake a man can ever make is to be afraid of making one."
Elbert Hubbard
Mistake   |


"To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing."
Elbert Hubbard
Inspirational Quotes  |


"Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep."
Elbert Hubbard
Love   |  


"It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires a great deal of strength to decide what to do."
Elbert Hubbard
Decision   |  


"Mother-love is the great, surging, divine current that plays forever through humanity."
Elbert Hubbard
Mother   |  


"I wish to be simple, honest, natural, frank, clean in mind and clean in body, unaffected ready to say, 'I do not know,' if so it be, to meet all men on an absolute equality to face any obstacle and meet every difficulty unafraid and unabashed."
Elbert Hubbard, Works of Elbert Hubbard
Honesty   |  


"And yet we know that the man who thinks only of himself acquires the distrust of the whole community. He sets in motion forces that work against him, and has thereby created a handicap that blocks him at every step."
Elbert Hubbard, Little Journeys To The Homes Of The Great, Vol. 11
Trust   |  


"The essence of marriage is companionship, and the woman you face across the coffee urn every morning for ninety-nine years must be both able to appreciate your jokes and to sympathize with your aspirations."
Elbert Hubbard, A Treasury of Insights, Inspirations, and Provocations
Marriage   |  


The home is a tryst - the place where we retire and shut the world out.
Elbert Hubbard, A Treasury of Insights, Inspirations, and Provocations
Home   |  


The thought of the love of God can not be grasped in the slightest degree, even as a working hypothesis, by a person who does not know human love.
Elbert Hubbard, A Treasury of Insights, Inspirations, and Provocations
God   |  


"A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in the experience."
Elbert Hubbard
Failure   |  


"I would rather be able to appreciate things I cannot have than to have things I am not able to appreciate."
Elbert Hubbard
Appreciation   |  


"People who never do any more than they get paid for, never get paid for any more than they do."
Elbert Hubbard
Opportunity   |  


"A man is not paid for having a head and hands, but for using them."
Elbert Hubbard
Achievement   |


"No one ever gets far unless he accomplishes the impossible at least once a day."
Elbert Hubbard
Accomplishment   |  


"One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man."
Elbert Hubbard
Work   |  


"If pleasures are greatest in anticipation, just remember that this is also true of trouble."
Elbert Hubbard
Challenge   |  

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