Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Elbert Green Hubbard

American Writer, Printer, Publisher and Philosopher

"When we are pleased with ourselves, we are pleased with others."

"When the captain of a ship has put out from Singapore bound for Boston, we have only one question to ask. And this question does not refer to typhoons, hurricanes, pirates, shoals, shallows or icebergs. The one question we ask is, “Did you bring the ship into port?”"

"A college degree is a Social Certificate, not a proof of competence. "

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

"The best service a book can render you is not to impart truth, but to make you think it out for yourself. "