Elbert Green Hubbard


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Elbert Green Hubbard (June 19, 1856 – May 7, 1915) was an American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher. Raised in Hudson, Illinois, he met early success as a traveling salesman with the Larkin soap company. Today Hubbard is mostly known 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 ... more »

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  • ''Never explain—your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe it anyhow.''
    Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915), U.S. author. "Index," vol. 1, Selected Writings (1921).
  • ''Give us a religion that will help us to live—we can die without assistance.''
    Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915), U.S. author. "Index," vol. 1, Selected Writings (1921).
  • ''The man who knows it can't be done counts the risk, not the reward.''
    Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915), U.S. author. "Index," vol. 1, Selected Writings (1921).
  • ''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 (1856-1915), U.S. author. "Index," vol. 1, Selected Writings (1921).
  • ''One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.''
    Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915), U.S. author. One Thousand and One Epigrams (1911).
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