Talk:Elbert Hubbard

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OK the hubbard lines under attributed that talks about people saying it can't be done and being interrupted? the same line is listed in wikiquote under fosdick. someone please change that.

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Sourcing and corrections have now been made. ~ Kalki (talk · contributions) 21:01, 19 March 2010 (UTC)


The following quotes have been moved here from the main article. Please cite sources when adding them back to the article. ~ Ningauble 14:12, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

  • An ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness.
  • Art is not a thing; it is a way.
  • A failure is a man who has blundered but is not capable of cashing in on the experience.
  • A man is as good as he has to be, and a woman as bad as she dares.
  • A retentive memory may be a good thing, but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness.
  • College football is a sport that bears the same relation to education that bullfighting does to agriculture.
  • 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.
  • Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.
  • Folks who never do any more than they are paid for will never get paid for any more than they do.
  • Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.
  • Get happiness out of your work or you may never know what happiness is.
  • God will not look you over for medals, degrees, or diplomas, but for scars.
  • He who doesn't understand your silence will probably not understand your words.
  • 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?
  • If you suffer, thank God! - it is a sure sign that you are alive.
  • Intelligence is not to make no mistakes, but quickly to see how to make them good.
  • It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test.
  • I would rather be able to appreciate things I can not have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.
  • 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 the goal.
  • Life is just one damned thing after another.
  • Never get married in college; it's hard to get a start if a prospective employer finds you've already made one mistake.
  • No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one.
  • No matter what you've done for yourself or for humanity, if you can't look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished?
  • No one ever gets far unless he accomplishes the impossible at least once a day.
  • One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary person.
  • Polygamy: An endeavour to get more out of life than there is in it.
  • Positive anything is better than negative nothing.
  • The love we give away is the only love we keep.
  • The safest way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket.
  • The supernatural is the natural not yet understood.
  • The vintage of wisdom is to know that rest is rust and that life is love, laughter, and work.
  • To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
  • Victory; a matter of staying power.
  • We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold toward them.
  • We work to become, not to acquire.
  • You can lead a boy to college, but you can't make him think.
  • Get happiness out of your work or you may never know what happiness is.

Business "Credo"[edit]

  • I believe in myself.
  • I believe in the goods I sell.
  • I believe in the firm for whom I work.
  • I believe in my colleagues and helpers.
  • I believe in American business methods.
  • I believe in producers, creaters, manufacturers, distributors, and in all industrial workers of the world who have a job, and hold it down.
  • I believe that Truth is an asset.
  • I believe in good cheer and in good health, and I recognize the fact that the first requisite in success is not to achieve the dollar, but to confer a benefit, and that the reward will come automatically, and usually as a matter of course.
  • I believe in sunshine, fresh air, spinach, applesauce, laughter, buttermilk, babies, bombazine and chiffon, always remembering that the greatest word in the English language is "Sufficiency."
  • I believe that when I make a sale I make a friend.
  • And I believe that when I part with a man I must do it in such a way that when he sees me again he will be glad - and so will I.
  • I believe in hands that work, brains that think, and hearts that love.
    Amen, and Amen.

Quotation source[edit]

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

From https: // and, but does a quotation need references, like in the English Wikipedia?


  • Freedom cannot be bestowed - it must be achieved.

It is on the Freedom page and again in the side with images so I'm going to add it to this page.

End quote on What Was Wrong with The Maher-Crenshaw Interview - Viva Frei Vlawg, who is often not accurate, but it seems popular enough on DuckDuckGo and Google, though often attributed to FDR. ~ JasonCarswell (talk) 04:46, 21 April 2020 (UTC)