Elbert Hubbard

Elbert Hubbard

Elbert Green Hubbard (June 19, 1856 – May 7, 1915) was an American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher. Among his many publications were the fourteen-volume work Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great and the short publication A Message to Garcia. 

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

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

Men are only as great as they are kind.

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

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

There is no failure except in no longer trying.

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

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

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

Positive anything is better than negative nothing.

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

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.

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

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