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Quotations by Elbert Hubbard
Elbert HubbardUnderstanding your silence - He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.

Fear of mistakes - The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.

The object of teaching a child - The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without a teacher.

The man who says it can't be done - The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.

Genius may have its limitation - Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.

Something rarer than ability - There is something that is much more scarce, something finer far, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.

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

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

I believe in hands that work. . . - I believe in the hands that work, in the brains that think, and in the hearts that love...I believe in sunshine, fresh air, friendship, calm sleep, beautiful thoughts.