Elbert Hubbard

Birth: June 19, 1856 - Death May 07, 1915
Elbert Green Hubbard (June 19, 1856 – May 7, 1915) 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.

A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.

Positive anything is better than negative nothing.

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

- Elbert Hubbard

The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live.

- Elbert Hubbard

True life lies in laughter, love and work.

- Elbert Hubbard

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.

- Elbert Hubbard

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