Elbert Hubbard quotes

Elbert Green Hubbard (June 19, 1856 – May 7, 1915) was an American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher. Raised in Hudson, Illinois, he had early success as a traveling salesman for the Larkin Soap Company. Hubbard is known best as the founder of the Roycroft artisan community in East Aurora, New York, an influential exponent of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Here are some of the Elbert Hubbard quotes to motivate you.

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

“Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.”

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

“He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.”

Elbert Hubbard quotes

“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.”

“Self-discipline is the ability to make yourself do what you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not.”

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

“True life lies in laughter, love and work.”

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“The line between failure and success is so fine. . . that we are often on the line and do not know it.”

“The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.”

“There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.”

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

Elbert Hubbard quotes

“The stronger a man is, the more gentle he can afford to be”

“Responsibility is the price of freedom.”

“A failure is a man who has blundered but is not able to cash in on the experience.”

“When you grow suspicious of a person and begin a system of espionage upon him, your punishment will be that you will find your suspicions true.”

“Nature: The unseen intelligence which loved us into being, and is disposing of us by the same token”

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“Positive anything is better than negative nothing.”

“If we cannot be happy and powerful and prey on others, we invent conscience and prey on ourselves.”

“Responsibilities gravitate to the person who can shoulder them.”

“Who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words”

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