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Elbert Hubbard

Elbert Green Hubbard (June 19, 1856 – May 7, 1915) was an American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher. Raised in Hudson, Illinois, he had early success as a traveling salesman for the Larkin Soap Company. Presently Hubbard is known best as the founder of the Roycroft artisan community in East Aurora, New York, an influential exponent of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Among his many publications were the nine-volume work Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great and the short publication A Message to Garcia. He and his second wife, Alice Moore Hubbard, died aboard the RMS Lusitania when it was sunk by a German submarine off the coast of Ireland on May 7, 1915.

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

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

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Positive anything is better than negative nothing.

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

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Responsibility is the price of freedom.

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

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

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

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

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

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The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you'll make one.

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One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary m ...

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The love we give away is the only love we keep.

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

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

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