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

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

Related topics: Work

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.
- 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 ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms
an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods.
- Elbert Hubbard

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Often we can help each other most by leaving each other alone;
at other times we need the hand-grasp and the word of cheer.
- Elbert Hubbard

The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home,
and these are ignorance, superstition and incompetence.
- Elbert Hubbard

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

Fear clogs; faith liberates.
- Elbert Hubbard

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

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

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

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

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

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

There is no failure except in no longer trying.
- Elbert Hubbard

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

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

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

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

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

Responsibility is the price of freedom.
- Elbert Hubbard

Positive anything is better than negative nothing.
- Elbert Hubbard

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

A conservative is a man who is
too cowardly to fight and too fat to run.
- 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

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

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

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

In order to have friends, you must first be one.
- Elbert Hubbard

A man is as good as he has to be, and a woman as bad as she dares.
- 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

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

Life is just one damned thing after another.
- Elbert Hubbard (Philistine - A Periodical of Protest, 1896)

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

Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed -
there's so little competition.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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 to your goal.
- Elbert Hubbard

The final proof of greatness lies in being able to
endure criticism without resentment.
- Elbert Hubbard

If you suffer, thank God!
It is a sure sign that you are alive.
- Elbert Hubbard

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

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

He who does not understand your silence will probably
not understand your words.
- Elbert Hubbard


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