1859-1915, American Author, Publisher
A committee is a thing which takes a week to do what one good man can do in an hour.
Elbert Hubbard – [Committees and Meetings]

A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in on the experience.
Elbert Hubbard – [Failure]

A person born with an instinct for poverty.
Elbert Hubbard – [Poetry and Poets]

A pessimist is one who has been compelled to live with an optimist.
Elbert Hubbard – [Pessimism]

A poor man who eats too much, as contradistinguished from a gourmand, who is a rich man who ''lives well.''
Elbert Hubbard – [Glutton]

A retentive memory may be a good thing, but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness.
Elbert Hubbard – [Memory]

Allow motion to equal emotion.
Elbert Hubbard – [Action]

An event described by those to whom it was told by men who did not see it.
Elbert Hubbard – [Miracles]

An executive is a man who can make quick decisions and is sometimes right.
Elbert Hubbard – [Executives]

Art is the beautiful way of doing things. Science is the effective way of doing things. Business is the economic way of doing things.
Elbert Hubbard – [Methods]

Blessed is that man who has found his work.
Elbert Hubbard – [Work]

Character is the result of two things: Mental attitude and the way we spend our time.
Elbert Hubbard – [Character]

Charity: a thing that begins at home, and usually stays there.
Elbert Hubbard – [Charity]

Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.
Elbert Hubbard – [Music]

Cultivate only the habits that you are willing should master you.
Elbert Hubbard – [Habit]

Dignity is a mask we wear to hide our ignorance.
Elbert Hubbard – [Dignity]

Do not take life too seriously; you will never get out of it alive.
Elbert Hubbard – [Life and Living]

Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed — there's so little competition.
Elbert Hubbard – [Competition]

Every life is its own excuse for being.
Elbert Hubbard – [Existence]

Every spirit makes its house, but as afterwards the house confines the spirit, you had better build well.
Elbert Hubbard – [Spirit and Spirituality]

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