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Elbert G. Hubbard [1856-1915]

      American philosopher Elbert Green Hubbard established the Roycroft artisan community in East Aurora, New York, an influential exponent of the Arts and Crafts Movement, which was supported by their many publications. Elbert and his wife died aboard the RMS Lusitania when it was torpedoed by the Germans.

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“We find what we expect to find, and we receive what we ask for.”  {Issue #46}
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“This will never be a civilized country until we expend more money for books
than we do for chewing gum.”  {Issue #47}
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“To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.”  {Issue #48}
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“One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work
of one extraordinary man.”  {blog 5/2010}
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“A failure is a man who has blundered but is not able to cash in on the experience.”  {blog 8/2012}
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“No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one.”  {blog 10/2012}
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“Everyone is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day. Wisdom consists in not exceeding that limit.”  {blog 3/2013}
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“God will not look you over for medals, diplomas, or degrees – but for scars.”  {blog 3/2014}
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“Football: A sport that bears the same relation to education that bullfighting does to agriculture.”  {blog 4/2014}
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“To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.”  {blog 8/2014}
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“Never explain. Your friends do not need it, and your enemies will not believe it anyway.”  {blog 9/2014}
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“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.”  {blog 11/2014}
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“Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed – there's so little competition.”  {blog 11/2014}
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“A retentive memory may be a good thing, but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness.”  {blog 3/2015}
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“He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.”  {blog 4/2015}
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“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”  {blog 5/2015}
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“All things come too late for those who wait.”  {blog 6/2015}
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“The mintage of wisdom is to know that rest is rust, and that real life is in love, laughter, and work.”  {blog 8/2015}
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“The greatest mistake [that] you can make in life is to continually be afraid [that] you will make one.”  {blog 9/2015}
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“The love [that] you liberate in your work is the only love [that] you keep.”  {blog 10/2015}
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“Positive anything is better than negative thinking.”  {blog 11/2015}
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“The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.”  {blog 2/2016}
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“The true solace for all private troubles is to lose yourself in your work.”  {blog 3/2016}
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“Love, we say, is life; but love without hope and faith is agonizing death.”  {blog 5/2016}
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“I would rather be able to appreciate things [that] I cannot have than to have things [that] I am not able to appreciate.”  {blog 8/2016}
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“Conformists die, but heretics live forever.”  {blog 2/2017}

Elbert G. Hubbard Quotations Not Yet Used on Blog

The phrase "The graveyards are full of indispensable men" may have originated with Hubbard.

"Prison is a Socialist's Paradise, where equality prevails, everything is supplied, and competition is eliminated."

"Don't take life too seriously. You'll never get out of it alive, anyway."

"He picked up the lemons that Fate had sent him and started a lemonade-stand."

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