Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
Elbert Hubbard
Elbert Hubbard
Elbert Hubbard.
BornJune 19, 1856
Bloomington, Illinois
DiedMay 17, 1915
Aboard the Lusitania in the Irish Sea
American publisher. Founded Roycroft Press 1893. Best known for the essay "A Message to Garcia" (1899).

The repository contains 12 quotes from Elbert Hubbard.


Many a family tree needs trimming.


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


To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.


No one needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one.


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


Many a manís reputation would not know his character if they met on the street.


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

Success and Failure

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

Science and TechnologyWorkIntelligence

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

Doctors and Health

The worst about medicine is that one kind makes another necessary.


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


Pleasure-seekers never find theirs.