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Elbert Hubbard

1856-1915 ,  American writer
Elbert HubbardAmerican writer, publisher, artist, businessman, anarchist and libertarian socialist philosopher. He was an influential exponent of the Arts and Crafts movement.
He and his wife Alice Moore Hubbard died in the sinking of the RMS Lusitania.

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

Never explain. Your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyhow.

Life is just one damn thing after another.

Anyone who idolizes you is going to hate you when he discovers that you are fallible. He never forgives. He has deceived himself, and he blames you for it.

Responsibilities gravitate to the person who can shoulder them.

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.

If you want work well done, select a busy man‚ the other kind has no time.

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.

I believe there is no devil but fear.

I believe that no one can harm you but yourself.

It takes brains to make money, but any dam fool can inherit.
P.S.: I never inherited any money.

If men could only know each other, they would never either idolize or hate.

Good people are only half as good, and bad people only half as bad, as other people regard them.

If we ever damned it will not be because we have loved too much, but because we have loved too little.

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

Experience is the name everyone gives to his mistakes.

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

An idea that is not dangerous is not worthy of being called an idea at all.

If your religion does not change you, then you had better change your religion.

Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes a day. Wisdom consists of not exceeding the limit.

If you err it is not for me to punish you. We are punished by our sins not for them.

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

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.

Do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing, and you'll never be criticized.

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

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

There is no failure except in no longer trying.

The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live.

Happiness is a habit—cultivate it.

True life lies in laughter, love and work.

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

The supernatural is the natural not yet understood.

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

Responsibility is the price of freedom.

We work to become, not to acquire.

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

Righteous indignation: Your own wrath as opposed to the shocking bad temper of others.

Art is not a thing; it is a way.

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

Life in abundance comes only through great love.

Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny.

Positive anything is better than negative nothing.

There was one who thought he was above me, and he was above me until he had that thought.

The path of least resistance is what makes rivers run crooked.

Where parents do too much for their children, the children will not do much for themselves.

I believe the only way we can reach the Kingdom of Heaven is to have the Kingdom of Heaven in our hearts.

No matter how long you live, die young.

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

Life is a compromise between fate and free will.

The reward of a good deed is in having done it.

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