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.


Tragedy and comedy are simply questions of value; a little misfit in life makes us laugh; a great one is tragedy and cause for expression of grief.     

Elbert Hubbard

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

Elbert Hubbard

Work to become, not to acquire.     

Elbert Hubbard

If pleasures are greatest in anticipation, just remember that this is also true of trouble.     

Elbert Hubbard

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

Elbert Hubbard

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

Elbert Hubbard

The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.     

Elbert Hubbard

Progress comes from the intelligent use of experience.     

Elbert Hubbard

Everything comes too late for those who only wait.     

Elbert Hubbard

Rivalry is the life of trade, and the death of the trader.     

Elbert Hubbard

The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live.     

Elbert Hubbard

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

Elbert Hubbard

A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.     

Elbert Hubbard

Theology is an attempt to explain a subject by men who do not understand it. The intent is not to tell the truth but to satisfy the questioner.     

Elbert Hubbard

Theology is classified superstition.     

Elbert Hubbard

The valuable person in any business is the individual who can and will cooperate with others.     

Elbert Hubbard

To escape criticism - do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.     

Elbert Hubbard

Never explain - your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.     

Elbert Hubbard

Thoroughness characterizes all successful men. Genius is the art of taking infinite pains. All great achievement has been characterized by extreme care, infinite painstaking, even to the minutest detail.     

Elbert Hubbard

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

Elbert Hubbard

Righteous indignation: your own wrath as opposed to the shocking bad temper of others.     

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

He who influences the thought of his times influences the times that follow.     

Elbert Hubbard

Prophecy - To observe that which has passed, and guess it will happen again.     

Elbert Hubbard

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

Elbert Hubbard

Polygamy: An endeavour to get more out of life than there is in it.     

Elbert Hubbard

The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure criticism without resentment.     

Elbert Hubbard

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

Elbert Hubbard

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

Elbert Hubbard

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

Elbert Hubbard