Elbert Hubbard
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"Elbert Green Hubbard" was an United States/American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher. Raised in Hudson, Illinois, he met early success as a traveling salesman with the Larkin Administration Building/Larkin Soap Company. Today Hubbard is mostly known as the founder of the Roycroft artisan community in East Aurora, New York, an influential exponent of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Among his many publications were the nine-volume work Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great and the short story A Message to Garcia. He and his second wife, Alice Moore Hubbard, died aboard the RMS Lusitania/RMS Lusitania, which was sunk by a German submarine off the coast of Ireland on May 7, 1915.

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If you suffer, thank God! - it is a sure sign that you are alive.

Death: To stop sinning suddenly.

The greatest mistake a man can make is to be afraid of making one.

In these days, a man who says a thing cannot be done is quite apt to be interrupted by some idiot doing it.

Live truth instead of professing it.

Many a man's reputation would not know his character if they met on the street.

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.

So long as governments set the example of killing their enemies, private citizens will occasionally kill their.s

The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.

If you can't answer a man's argument, all is not lost; you can still call him vile names.

Folks who never do any more than they are paid for, never get paid more than they do.

I believe in courtesy, in kindness, in generosity, in good cheer, in friendship and in honest competition. I believe there is something doing somewhere, for every man ready to do it. I believe I'm ready, RIGHT NOW.

The man who is anybody and who does anything is surely going to be criticized, vilified, and misunderstood. That is part of the penalty for greatness, and every great man understands it; and understands, too, that it is no proof of greatness. The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure continously without resentment.

Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.

Gossip is only the lack of a worthy memory.

Life in abundance comes only through great love.

A committee is a thing which takes a week to do what one good man can do in an hour.

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?

To know when to be generous and when to be firm - this is wisdom.

Enthusiasm is the great hill-climber.

To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.

Men are punished by their sins, not for them.

Men are rich only as they give. He who gives great service gets great rewards.

Get happiness out of your work or you may never know what happiness is.

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

The love we give away is the only love we keep.

Don't take life too seriously. You'll never get out of it alive.

God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas, but for scars.

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

Editor: a person employed on a newspaper whose business it is to seperate the wheat from the chaff, and to see that the chaff is printed.

An ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness.

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

The woman who cannot tell a lie in defense of her husband is unworthy of the name of wife.

A legal or religious ceremony by which two persons of the opposite sex solemnly agree to harass and spy on each other... until death do them join.

If men could only know each other, they would neither idolize nor hate.

Little minds are interested in the extraordinary; great minds in the commonplace.

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

Character is the result of two things: mental attitude and the way we spend our time.

In order to have friends, you must first be one.

Your friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.

Fear is the thought of admitted inferiority.

Art is not a thing; it is a way.

A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.

Initiative is doing the right things without being told.

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