Quotes by Elbert Hubbard


Positive anything is better than negative nothing.
– Elbert Hubbard

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
– Elbert Hubbard
A conservative is a man who is too cowardly to fight and too fat to run.
– Elbert Hubbard
A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in the experience.
– Elbert Hubbard
A man is as good as he has to be, and a woman as bad as she dares.
– Elbert Hubbard
A man is not paid for having a head and hands, but for using them.
– Elbert Hubbard
A pessimist? That's a person who has been intimately acquainted with an optimist.
– Elbert Hubbard
A retentive memory may be a good thing, but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness.
– Elbert Hubbard
An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy to be called an idea at all.
– Elbert Hubbard
Art is not a thing; it is a way.
– Elbert Hubbard
Be pleasant until ten o'clock in the morning and the rest of the day will take care of itself.
– Elbert Hubbard
Die, v.: To stop sinning suddenly.
– Elbert Hubbard
Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed - there's so little competition.
– Elbert Hubbard
Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.
– Elbert Hubbard
Every tyrant who has lived has believed in freedom for himself.
– Elbert Hubbard
He has achieved success who has worked well, laughed often, and loved much.
– Elbert Hubbard
He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.
– 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
If pleasures are greatest in anticipation, just remember that this is also true of trouble.
– Elbert Hubbard
If you can't answer a man's arguments, all is not lost; you can still call him vile names.
– Elbert Hubbard