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.


Often we can help each other most by leaving each other alone; at other times we need the hand-grasp and the word of cheer.     

Elbert Hubbard

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

Elbert Hubbard

No man ever did or can do a great work alone.     

Elbert Hubbard

An ounce of performance is worth more than a pound of preachment.     

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Punishment - The justice that the guilty deal out to those that are caught.     

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The highest reward that God gives us for good work is the ability to do better work.     

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All wages are based primarily on productive power. Anything else would be charity.     

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Academic education is the act of memorizing things read in books, and things told by college professors who got their education mostly by memorizing things read in books.     

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The cure for grief is motion.     

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Constant effort and frequent mistakes are the stepping stones to genius.     

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Our desires always disappoint us; for though we meet with something that gives us satisfaction, yet it never thoroughly answers our expectation.      

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Dogma is a lie reiterated and authoritatively injected into the mind of one or more persons who believe that they believe what someone else believes.     

Elbert Hubbard

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

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One's thirtieth birthday and one's seventieth are days that press their message home with iron hand.     

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The brain is a commodity used to fertilize ideas.     

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

Elbert Hubbard

A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.     

Elbert Hubbard

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

Elbert Hubbard

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

Elbert Hubbard

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

Elbert Hubbard

If you want work well done, select a busy man; the other kind has no time.     

Elbert Hubbard

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

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

Elbert Hubbard

Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed – there’s so little competition!     

Elbert Hubbard

I would rather be able to appreciate things I can not have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.     

Elbert Hubbard

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

Elbert Hubbard

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

Elbert Hubbard

Football: A sport that bears the same relation to education that bullfighting does to agriculture.     

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Life consists in molting our illusions. We form creeds today only to throw them away tomorrow. The eagle molts a feather because he is growing a better one.     

Elbert Hubbard

Positive anything is better than negative nothing.     

Elbert Hubbard