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

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

Positive anything is better than negative nothing.

Positive anything is better than negative nothing.

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

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

The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.

The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.

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

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

Responsibility is the price of freedom.

Responsibility is the price of freedom.

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.

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 to your goal. ---->>>

God will not look you over for medals degrees or diplomas, but for scars.

God will not look you over for medals degrees or diplomas, but for scars.

Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed - there's so little competition.

Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed - there's so little competition.

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

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

The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.

The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.

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

He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words. ---->>>

Art is not a thing; it is a way. ---->>>

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

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

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

To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. ---->>>

The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you'll make one.

The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you'll make one.

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

The reason men oppose progress is not that they hate progress, but that they love inertia. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Life in abundance comes only through great love.

Life in abundance comes only through great love.

The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without his teacher.

The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without his teacher.

Initiative is doing the right things without being told. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

The teacher is the one who gets the most out of the lessons, and the true teacher is the learner.

The teacher is the one who gets the most out of the lessons, and the true teacher is the learner.

Art is the beautiful way of doing things. Science is the effective way of doing things. Business is the economic way of doing things. ---->>>

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

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

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

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

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

Character is the result of two things: mental attitude and the way we spend our time.

Character is the result of two things: mental attitude and the way we spend our time.

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.

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.

There is no failure except in no longer trying.

There is no failure except in no longer trying.

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. ---->>>

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

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

Love, we say, is life; but love without hope and faith is agonizing death. ---->>>

Never get married in college; it's hard to get a start if a prospective employer finds you've already made one mistake.

Never get married in college; it's hard to get a start if a prospective employer finds you've already made one mistake.

Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away. ---->>>

Friendship, like credit, is highest when it is not used. ---->>>

We work to become, not to acquire.

We work to become, not to acquire.

Pray that success will not come any faster than you are able to endure it. ---->>>

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

It may happen sometimes that a long debate becomes the cause of a longer friendship. Commonly, those who dispute with one another at last agree. ---->>>

Little minds are interested in the extraordinary; great minds in the commonplace. ---->>>

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.

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.

The church saves sinners, but science seeks to stop their manufacture. ---->>>

The love we give away is the only love we keep. ---->>>

The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and these are ignorance, superstition and incompetence.

The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and these are ignorance, superstition and incompetence.

If you suffer, thank God! It is a sure sign that you are alive.

If you suffer, thank God! It is a sure sign that you are alive.

We are punished by our sins, not for them.

We are punished by our sins, not for them.

He has achieved success who has worked well, laughed often, and loved much. ---->>>

Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped. ---->>>

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

Die, v.: To stop sinning suddenly.

Die, v.: To stop sinning suddenly.

Reversing your treatment of the man you have wronged is better than asking his forgiveness.

Reversing your treatment of the man you have wronged is better than asking his forgiveness.

A conservative is a man who is too cowardly to fight and too fat to run. ---->>>

The supernatural is the natural not yet understood. ---->>>

The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods.

The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods.

If pleasures are greatest in anticipation, just remember that this is also true of trouble. ---->>>

If you can't answer a man's arguments, all is not lost; you can still call him vile names. ---->>>

Secrets are things we give to others to keep for us. ---->>>

In order to have friends, you must first be one. ---->>>

Where much is expected from an individual, he may rise to the level of events and make the dream come true. ---->>>

Many a man's reputation would not know his character if they met on the street. ---->>>

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

Christianity supplies a Hell for the people who disagree with you and a Heaven for your friends. ---->>>

So long as governments set the example of killing their enemies, private individuals will occasionally kill theirs. ---->>>

Life is just one damned thing after another. ---->>>

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

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

We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold toward them.

We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold toward them.

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

It is easy to get everything you want, provided you first learn to do without the things you cannot get.

It is easy to get everything you want, provided you first learn to do without the things you cannot get.

The happiness of this life depends less on what befalls you than the way in which you take it. ---->>>

Men are only as great as they are kind. ---->>>

Optimism is a kind of heart stimulant - the digitalis of failure.

Optimism is a kind of heart stimulant - the digitalis of failure.

Live truth instead of professing it.

Live truth instead of professing it.

This will never be a civilized country until we spend more money for books than we do for chewing gum. ---->>>

The man who knows it can't be done counts the risk, not the reward. ---->>>

Every tyrant who has lived has believed in freedom for himself.

Every tyrant who has lived has believed in freedom for himself.

There is something that is much more scarce, something finer far, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability. ---->>>

Fear is the thought of admitted inferiority. ---->>>

The man who has no problems is out of the game. ---->>>

Polygamy: An endeavour to get more out of life than there is in it. ---->>>

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

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

It's pretty hard to be efficient without being obnoxious. ---->>>

No one ever gets far unless he accomplishes the impossible at least once a day. ---->>>

The idea that is not dangerous is not worthy of being called an idea at all. ---->>>

We are not punished for our sins, but by them. ---->>>

The thing we fear we bring to pass. ---->>>

A pessimist? That's a person who has been intimately acquainted with an optimist. ---->>>

Fear clogs; faith liberates. ---->>>

Editor: a person employed by a newspaper, whose business it is to separate the wheat from the chaff, and to see that the chaff is printed. ---->>>

Your friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: June 19, 1859
Birthplace: Bloomington, Illinois, U.S.
Die: 05-07, 1915
Occupation: Writer
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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. Presently 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 (wikipedia)