45 Motivational Elbert Hubbard Quotes For Success In Life

Elbert Green Hubbard 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. These Elbert Hubbard Quotes will motivate You.

Best Elbert Hubbard Quotes

  1. “If you work for a man, in heaven’s name work for him, speak well of him, and stand by the institution he represents. Remember, an ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness. If you must growl, condemn, and eternally find fault – resign your position, and when you are outside, damn to your heart’s content – but as long as you are part of the institution, do not condemn it. If you do, the first high wind that comes along will blow you away, and probably you will never know why.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  2. “Dreams can come true, but there is a secret. They’re realized through the magic of persistence, determination, commitment, passion, practice, focus, and hard work. They happen a step at a time, manifested over years, not weeks.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  3. “Where parents do too much for their children, the children will not do much for themselves.” ~ Elbert Hubbard

  4. “Many people fail in life, not for lack of ability or brains or even courage but simply because they have never organized their energies around a goal.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  5. “Many people fail in life, not for lack of ability or brains or even courage but simply because they have never organized their energies around a goal.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  6. “To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing and be nothing.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  7. “The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you’ll make one.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  8. “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.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  9. “There is something that is much more scarce, something finer far, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  10. “Positive anything is better than negative nothing.” ~ Elbert Hubbard

  11. “A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in the experience.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  12. “A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  13. “Down in their hearts, wise men know this truth: the only way to help yourself is to help others.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  14. “The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  15. “One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  16. “Wise Man: One who sees the storm coming before the clouds appear.” ~ Elbert Hubbard

  17. “Constant effort and frequent mistakes are the stepping stones to genius.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  18. “I believe in the hands that work, in the brains that think, and in the hearts that love…I believe in sunshine, fresh air, friendship, calm sleep, beautiful thoughts.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  19. “The man who is anybody and who does anything is surely going to be criticized, vilified, and misunderstood. This is a part of the penalty for greatness, and every great man understands it; and understands, too, that it is no proof of greatness. The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure contumely without resentment.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  20. “I believe the only way we can reach the Kingdom of Heaven is to have the Kingdom of Heaven in our hearts.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  21. “Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  22. “A goal without a plan is a dream.” ~ Elbert Hubbard

  23. “Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed – there’s so little competition.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  24. “The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  25. “You can lead a boy to college, but you cannot make him think.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  26. “When on the brink of complete discouragement, success is discerning that…the line between failure and success is so fine that often a single extra effort is all that is needed to bring victory out of defeat.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  27. “The reward of a good deed is in having done it.” ~ Elbert Hubbard Quotes
  28. “No one ever gets far unless he accomplishes the impossible at least once a day.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  29. “Everything comes too late for those who only wait.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  30. “The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  31. “Politicians regard the public as a cow to be milked” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  32. “Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.” ~ Elbert Hubbard

  33. “Never explain – your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  34. “It is easy to get everything you want, provided you first learn to do without the things you cannot get.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  35. “Genius is only the power of making continuous efforts.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  36. “Every man should have a college education in order to show him how little the thing is really worth.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  37. “Good health! Whenever you go out of doors, draw the chin in, carry the crown of your head high, and fill the lungs to the utmost; drink in sunshine; greet your friends with a smile, and put soul into every handclasp. Do not fear being misunderstood and never waste a minute thinking about your enemies.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  38. “I do not read a book; I hold a conversation with the author.” ~ Elbert Hubbard

  39. “The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without his teacher.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  40. “He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  41. “Men are only as great as they are kind.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  42. “Responsibility is the price of freedom.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  43. “Progress comes from the intelligent use of experience.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  44. “We make our money out of our friends. Our enemies will not do business with us.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  45. “Freedom cannot be bestowed – it must be achieved.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  46. “As we grow better, we meet better people.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  47. “To make mistakes is human, but to profit from them is divine.” ~ Elbert Hubbard

  48. “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.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  49. “True life lies in laughter, love, and work.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  50. “Don’t make excuses, make good.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  51. “If you can’t answer a man’s arguments, all is not lost; you can still call him vile names.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  52. “A retentive memory may be a good thing, but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  53. “All success consists in this: You are doing something for somebody – benefiting humanity – and the feeling of success comes from the consciousness of this.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  54. “Be yourself and think for yourself, and while your conclusions may not be infallible they will be nearer right than the inclusions forced upon you by those who have a personal interest in keeping you in ignorance.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  55. “There was one who thought himself above me, and he was above me until he had that thought.” ~ Elbert Hubbard

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