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Elbert Hubbard Quotes


An American writer and editor.
(1856 - 1915)

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A conservative is a man who is too cowardly to fight and too fat to run.
[Conservatism]
 

A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in the experience.
[Able]
 

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

A friend is someone who knows all about you and loves you just the same.
[Family]
 

A little more patience, a little more charity for all, a little more devotion, a little more love; with less bowing down to the past, and a silent ignoring of pretended authority; brave looking forward to the future with more faith in our fellows, and the race will be ripe for a great burst of light and life.
 

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

A man is as good as he has to be, and a woman as bad as she dares.
 

A man is not paid for having a head and hands, but for using them.
 

A Miracle: An event described by those to whom it was told by men who did not see it.
[Miracles]
 

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

A retentive memory may be a good thing, but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness.
 

A woman will doubt everything you say except it be compliments to herself.
 

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.
 

An editor - a person employed on a newspaper, whose business it is to separate the wheat from the chaff, and to see that the chaff is printed.
 

An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy to be called an idea at all.
 

Anything such a man asks shall be granted. He is wanted in every city, town and village-in every office, shop, store and factory. The world cries out for such: he is needed and needed badly-the man who can "Carry a Message to Garcia."
 

Art is not a thing; it is a way.
[Art]
 

Art is the beautiful way of doing things. Science is the effective way of doing things. Business is the economic way of doing things.
[Art]
 

As a career, the business of an orthodox preacher is about as successful as that of a celluloid dog chasing an asbestos cat through Hell.
[Clergyman]
 

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


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