Authors - Elbert Hubbard
Elbert Green Hubbard (June 19, 1856 - May 7, 1915) was an American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher. Raised in Hudson, Illinois, he met early success as a traveling salesman with the Larkin soap company. Today Hubbard is mostly known as the founder of the Roycroft artisan community in East Aurora, New York, an influential exponent of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Among his many publications were the nine-volume work Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great and the short story A Message to Garcia. He and his second wife, Alice Moore Hubbard, died aboard the RMS Lusitania, which was sunk by a German submarine off the coast of Ireland on May 7, 1915. - Wikipedia
Some succeed by what they know; some by what they do; and a few by what they are.
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.
Positive anything is better than negative nothing.
Genius is only the power of making continuous efforts.
There is no failure except in no longer trying.
Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
An ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness.
Progress comes from the intelligent use of experience.
The love we give away is the only love we keep.
Life is just one damned thing after another.
The mintage of wisdom is to know that rest is rust, and that real life is in love, laughter, and work.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
The line between failure and success is so fine that we scarcely know when we pass it; so fine that we are often on the line and do not know it.
This will never be a civilized country until we expend more money for books than we do for chewing gum.
Don't take life too seriously; you'll never get out of it alive.
Many a man's reputation would not know his character if they met on the street.
Your friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.
Enthusiasm is the great hill-climber.
Never explain--your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in on the experience.
Life in abundance comes only through great love.
Everything comes too late for those who only wait.
Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.
Responsibilities gravitate to the person who can shoulder them; power to the man who knows how.
The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.
So long as governments set the example of killing their enemies, private individuals will occasionally kill theirs.
The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without a teacher.
If men will not act for themselves, what will they do when the benefit of their effort is for all?
He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.
The supernatural is the natural not yet understood.
Die, v.: To stop sinning suddenly.
A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.
To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Get happiness out of your work or you may never know what happiness is.
Never get married in college; it's hard to get a start if a prospective employer finds you've already made one mistake.
We are punished by our sins, not for them.
The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.
How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when a little more effort, a little more patience would have achieved success?
Art is not a thing; it is a way.
Pray that success will not come any faster than you are able to endure it.
The sculptor produces the beautiful statue by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed - it is a process of elimination.
We work to become, not to acquire.
The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods.
Having a college degree gave me the opportunity to be... well-rounded. Also, the people I met at the university, most of them are still my colleagues now. People I've known for years are all in the industry together.
Never explain - your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.
Folks who never do any more than they are paid for, never get paid more than they do.
A friend should be one in whose understanding and virtue we can equally confide, and whose opinion we can value at once for its justness and its sincerity.