Literary Birthday – 19 June – Elbert Hubbard

Elbert Hubbard was born 19 June 1856, and died 7 May 1915.


  1. If I supply you a thought you may remember it and you may not. But if I can make you think a thought for yourself, I have indeed added to your stature.
  2. This will never be a civilised country until we expend more money for books than we do for chewing gum.
  3. A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.
  4. Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.
  5. Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.
  6. War is the sure result of the existence of armed men. That country which maintains a large standing army will sooner or later have a war.
  7. He who influences the thought of his times influences all the times that follow. He has made his impress on eternity.
  8. He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.
  9. Self-discipline is the ability to make yourself do what you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not.
  10. The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.

Elbert Hubbard was an American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher.

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by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 19th June 2015

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  1. The world is in the midst of a shift. You need to instill morals, values and live on love and joy. If everyone in our world became to achieve just this. We the people would be at peace.