Elbert Hubbard Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old elbert hubbard quotes, elbert hubbard sayings, and elbert hubbard proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

Elbert Hubbard

Positive anything is better than negative thinking.     

Elbert Hubbard

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

Elbert Hubbard

Man's greatest blunder has been in trying to make peace with the skies instead of making peace with his neighbors.     

Elbert Hubbard

Be pleasant until ten o'clock in the morning and the rest of the day will take care of itself.     

Elbert Hubbard

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

Elbert Hubbard

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

Elbert Hubbard

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

If you have health, you probably will be happy, and if you have health and happiness, you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want.     

Elbert Hubbard

Fences are made for those who cannot fly.     

Elbert Hubbard

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

Elbert Hubbard

A teacher is one who makes two ideas grow where only one grew before.     

Elbert Hubbard

The teacher is the one who gets the most out of the lessons, and the true teacher is the learner.     

Elbert Hubbard

Secrets are things we give to others to keep for us.     

Elbert Hubbard

It is easy to get everything you want, provided you first learn to do without the things you cannot get.     

Elbert Hubbard

Marriage: A legal or religious ceremony by which two persons of the opposite sex solemnly agree to harass and spy on each other for ninety-nine years, or until death do them join.     

Elbert Hubbard

Grammar is the grave of letters.     

Elbert Hubbard

Positive Anything Is Better Than Negative Nothing.     

Elbert Hubbard

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

Elbert Hubbard

Strength and strength's will are the supreme ethic. All else are dreams from hospital beds, the sly, crawling goodness of sneaking souls.     

Elbert Hubbard

Fortitude: That quality of mind which does not care what happens so long as it does not happen to us.     

Elbert Hubbard

Every tyrant who has lived has believed in freedom for himself.     

Elbert Hubbard

If you have health, you probably will be happy, and if you have health and happiness, you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want.     

Elbert Hubbard

Down in their hearts, wise men know this truth: the only way to help yourself is to help others.     

Elbert Hubbard

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

Elbert Hubbard

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

Elbert Hubbard

Habit: The great economizer of energy.     

Elbert Hubbard

Initiative is doing the right things without being told.     

Elbert Hubbard

Many people fail in life, not for lack of ability or brains or even courage but simply because they have never organized their energies around a goal.     

Elbert Hubbard

Perfume: any smell that is used to drown a worse one.     

Elbert Hubbard