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Elbert Hubbard

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Elbert Hubbard

Born

Elbert Green Hubbard
June 19, 1856
Bloomington, Illinois, U.S.

Died

May 7, 1915
Aboard the torpedoed RMS  Lusitaniain the Atlantic Ocean 11 milesoff the Old Head of Kinsale, Ireland

Occupation

Writer, publisher, artist, philosopher

Spouse

Bertha Crawford Hubbard ; Alice Moore Hubbard

Children

Elbert Hubbard II, Sanford Hubbard, Ralph Hubbardand CatherineBryanby Bertha; Miriam Elberta Hubbardby Alice

Elbert Green Hubbard 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 fourteen-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.

Hubbard was born in Bloomington, Illinois, to Silas Hubbard and Juliana Frances Read on June 19, 1856. In the autumn of 1855, his parents had relocated to Bloomington from Buffalo, New York, where his father had a medical practice. Finding it difficult to settle in Bloomington—mainly due to the presence of several already established doctors—Silas moved his family to Hudson, Illinois the next year. Nicknamed "Bertie" by his family, Elbert had two older siblings: Charlie, who was largely bed-ridden after a fall when he was young, and Hannah Frances, nicknamed "Frank" like her mother. Charlie died at the age of nine, when Elbert was three-and-a-half years old. Elbert also had three younger sisters who were named Mary, Anna Miranda, and Honor.

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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

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.

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

Art is not a thing it is a way.

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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 sculptor produces the beautiful statue by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed - it is a process of elimination.

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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

Art is the beautiful way of doing things. Science is the effective way of doing things. Business is the economic way of doing things.

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

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

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We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold toward them. - Elbert Hubbard

We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold toward them.

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The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today. - Elbert Hubbard

The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.

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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

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.

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

Die, v.: To stop sinning suddenly.

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Love, we say, is life but love without hope and faith is agonizing death. - Elbert Hubbard

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

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

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

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

There is no failure except in no longer trying.

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A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success. - Elbert Hubbard

A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.

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Optimism is a kind of heart stimulant - the digitalis of failure. - Elbert Hubbard

Optimism is a kind of heart stimulant - the digitalis of failure.

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The line between failure and success is so fine that we scarcely know when we pass it: so fine that we are often on the line and do not know it. - Elbert Hubbard

The line between failure and success is so fine that we scarcely know when we pass it: so fine that we are often on the line and do not know it.

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Fear clogs faith liberates. - Elbert Hubbard

Fear clogs faith liberates.

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