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Quotes By Elbert Hubbard

Nationality
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DOB
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19-06-1856
DOD
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7-05-1915

Elbert Hubbard married young, but after a few years of marriage, he met a woman named Alice and fell in love with her. This extramarital relationship led to the end of his marriage with his first wife. Alice (who the famous American writer considered his soul mate) and Elbert got wedded and had a daughter together, eventually. Together the writer couple pioneered the Roycroft movement until the World War I began.

Once the decisive war started, Elbert and Alice decided to go to Europe and report on the conflict. The duo also hoped that they could make a difference and encourage the warring nations to come to a peace agreement. To attempt this brave initiative, the Hubbards boarded the ship, Lusitania, which would take them to England, despite the warning announcements made by the Germans.

The ship was doomed needless to say and was bombed by a German submarine on May 7, 1915. The ship sank, but one of the survivors, named Ernest Cooper narrated a significant incident in a letter written to Bert, the author’s son.  He said he saw the loving couple standing at the deck arm in arm, unruffled, at the crucial moment when the ship was drowning fast and lifeboats were far and few in between. While scurrying for safety Cooper asked Hubbard what he planned to do. Elbert shook his head while Alice said, “There does not seem anything to do”. Almost immediately the two lovebirds went into a room and shut the door, taking the decision to sacrifice their lives together, rather than drifting apart in the water.

Little minds are interested in the extraordinary; great minds in the commonplace.

- Elbert Hubbard

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

- Elbert Hubbard

Strong men can always afford to be gentle. Only the weak are intent on giving as good as they get.

- Elbert Hubbard

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

- 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

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

- Elbert Hubbard

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

- Elbert Hubbard

A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in the experience.

- Elbert Hubbard

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

- Elbert Hubbard

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

- Elbert Hubbard

Friendship, like credit, is highest when it is not used.

- Elbert Hubbard

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

- 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

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

- Elbert Hubbard

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

- Elbert Hubbard

Initiative is doing the right things without being told.

- Elbert Hubbard

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

- 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

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

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

- 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

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