Elbert Hubbard Quotes

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

If you have health, you probably will be happy, and if you have health and happiness, you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want.

Positive anything is better than negative nothing.

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

We work to become, not to acquire.

Constant effort and frequent mistakes are the stepping stones to genius.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Every man should have a college education in order to show him how little the thing is really worth.

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.

We are punished by our sins, not for them.

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

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

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

Progress comes from the intelligent use of experience.