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Our desires always disappoint us;
by Elbert Hubbard

Our desires always disappoint us;
for though we meet with something that gives us satisfaction,
yet it never thoroughly answers our expectation.
- Elbert Hubbard

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard PHOTO

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard PHOTO

Life in abundance comes only through great love.
- Elbert Hubbard

 

Friendship, like credit, is highest when it is not used.
- Elbert Hubbard

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

Your friend is the man who knows all about you,
and still likes you.
- Elbert Hubbard

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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.
- Elbert Hubbard

To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.
- Elbert Hubbard

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

We work to become, not to acquire.
- Elbert Hubbard

We are punished by our sins, not for them.
- Elbert Hubbard

Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day;
wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.
- Elbert Hubbard

Dignity is a mask we wear to hide our ignorance.
- Elbert Hubbard

The sculptor produces the beautiful statue
by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed -
it is a process of elimination.
- Elbert Hubbard

The friend is the man who knows all about you,
and still likes you.
- Elbert Hubbard

Never explain - your friends do not need it and your
enemies will not believe you anyway.
- Elbert Hubbard

The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms
an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods.
- Elbert Hubbard

Pray that success will not come any faster than you are able to endure it.
- Elbert Hubbard

Never get married in college; it's hard to get a start
if a prospective employer finds you've already made one mistake.
- Elbert Hubbard

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

Art is not a thing; it is a way.
- Elbert Hubbard

Die, v.: To stop sinning suddenly.
- Elbert Hubbard

A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

A man is not paid for having a head and hands,
but for using them.
- Elbert Hubbard

I would rather be able to appreciate things I can not
have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.
- Elbert Hubbard

Secrets are things we give to others to keep for us.
- Elbert Hubbard

Initiative is doing the right things without being told.
- Elbert Hubbard

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

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.
- Elbert Hubbard

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

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

Do not take life too seriously.
You will never get out of it alive.
- Elbert Hubbard

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.
- Elbert Hubbard

The church saves sinners, but science seeks to stop their manufacture.
- Elbert Hubbard

There is something that is much more scarce,
something finer far, something rarer than ability.
It is the ability to recognize ability.
- Elbert Hubbard

It does not take much strength to do things,
but it requires great strength to decide on what to do.
- Elbert Hubbard

Men are only as great as they are kind.
- Elbert Hubbard

If pleasures are greatest in anticipation,
just remember that this is also true of trouble.
- Elbert Hubbard

The man who knows it can't be done counts the risk,
not the reward.
- Elbert Hubbard

A pessimist? That's a person who has been intimately
acquainted with an optimist.
- Elbert Hubbard

The happiness of this life depends less on what befalls
you than the way in which you take it.
- Elbert Hubbard

Life is just one damned thing after another.
- Elbert Hubbard

The reason men oppose progress is not that they hate progress,
but that they love inertia.
- Elbert Hubbard

Reversing your treatment of the man you have wronged
is better than asking his forgiveness.
- Elbert Hubbard

Genius may have its limitations,
but stupidity is not thus handicapped.
- Elbert Hubbard

The man who has no problems is out of the game.
- Elbert Hubbard

Be pleasant until ten o'clock in the morning and the
rest of the day will take care of itself.
- Elbert Hubbard

We are not punished for our sins, but by them.
- Elbert Hubbard

Every tyrant who has lived has believed in freedom for himself.
- Elbert Hubbard

Christianity supplies a Hell for the people who disagree
with you and a Heaven for your friends.
- Elbert Hubbard

This will never be a civilized country until we spend
more money for books than we do for chewing gum.
- Elbert Hubbard

The teacher is the one who gets the most out of the lessons,
and the true teacher is the learner.
- Elbert Hubbard

The idea that is not dangerous is not worthy of being called an idea at all.
- Elbert Hubbard

No one ever gets far unless he accomplishes the impossible at least once a day.
- Elbert Hubbard

Optimism is a kind of heart stimulant -
the digitalis of failure.
- Elbert Hubbard

He has achieved success who has worked well,
laughed often, and loved much.
- Elbert Hubbard

Where much is expected from an individual,
he may rise to the level of events and make the dream come true.
- Elbert Hubbard

So long as governments set the example of killing their enemies,
private individuals will occasionally kill theirs.
- Elbert Hubbard

Live truth instead of professing it.
- Elbert Hubbard

Positive anything is better than negative nothing.
- Elbert Hubbard

The thing we fear we bring to pass.
- Elbert Hubbard

Love, we say, is life; but love without hope and faith is agonizing death.
- Elbert Hubbard

The love we give away is the only love we keep.
- Elbert Hubbard

Polygamy: An endeavour to get more out of life than there is in it.
- Elbert Hubbard

It may happen sometimes that a long debate becomes
the cause of a longer friendship.
Commonly, those who dispute with one another at last agree.
- Elbert Hubbard

It is easy to get everything you want,
provided you first learn to do without the things you cannot get.
- Elbert Hubbard

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

Character is the result of two things:
mental attitude and the way we spend our time.
- Elbert Hubbard

We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold toward them.
- Elbert Hubbard

The object of teaching a child is to enable him to
get along without his teacher.
- Elbert Hubbard


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