93 Kin Hubbard Quotes from America’s Greatest Humorist

Frank McKinney Hubbard, also known as “Kin” Hubbard, was an American cartoonist, humorist and journalist from Bellefontaine, Ohio.

He’s best known for creating the cartoon character “Abe Martin of Brown County” which was popular in U.S. newspapers from 1904 to 1930.

This character often shared political jokes that are still remembered today. Will Rogers, another famous humorist, called Hubbard “America’s greatest humorist.”

After showing his drawings to the editor of the Indianapolis News, Hubbard was hired in 1891 and later returned to work there until his passing.

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He became famous for his caricatures of politicians and for using ‘Abe Martin’ to express political views.

Hubbard passed away from a heart attack in 1930.

I have made a top list of quotes from Kin Hubbard.

Best Kin Hubbard Quotes


The fellow that owns his own home is always just coming out of a hardware store. ~ Kin Hubbard.


Being an optimist after you’ve got everything you want doesn’t count. ~ Kin Hubbard.


If at first you do succeed don’t take any more chances. ~ Kin Hubbard.


Nothing dispels enthusiasm like a small admission fee. ~ Kin Hubbard.


The reason the way of the transgressor is hard is because it’s so crowded. ~ Kin Hubbard.


The hardest thing is writing a recommendation for someone we know. ~ Kin Hubbard

Most parents don’t worry about a daughter until she fails to show up for breakfast. ~ Kin Hubbard.

It’s going to be fun to watch and see how long the meek can keep the earth once they inherit it. ~ Kin Hubbard.


Experience is a dear teacher but he delivers the goods. ~ Kin Hubbard.

It isn’t enough for you to love money – it’s also necessary that money should love you. ~ Kin Hubbard.

Bees are not as busy as we think they are. They just can’t buzz any slower. ~ Kin Hubbard.


Executive: a man who makes quick decisions and is sometimes right. ~ Kin Hubbard.

The world gets better every day – then worse again in the evening. ~ Kin Hubbard.

Of all the home remedies, a good wife is best. ~ Kin Hubbard..


It’s the good loser who finally loses out. ~ Kin Hubbard.

Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune. ~ Kin Hubbard.

Famous Kin Hubbard Quotes

The election is not very far off when a candidate can recognize you across the street. ~ Kin Hubbard.

There is no failure except in no longer trying. There is no defeat except from within, no really insurmountable barrier save our own inherent weakness of purpose. ~ Kin Hubbard.


A friend that ain’t in need is a friend indeed. ~ Kin Hubbard.

A sadder but wiser man is a thousand times more agreeable to meet than the feller that never makes a mistake. ~ Kin Hubbard.

The only time some fellows are ever seen with their wives is after they’ve been indicted. ~ Kin Hubbard.

Peace has its victories no less than war, but it doesn’t have as many monuments to unveil. ~ Kin Hubbard.

Inspiring Kin Hubbard Quotes

I never saw an athletic girl that thought she was strong enough to do indoor work. ~ Kin Hubbard.


Fun is like life insurance; the older you get, the more it costs. ~ Kin Hubbard.

Don’t knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn’t start a conversation if it didn’t change once in a while. ~ Kin Hubbard.

The safe way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket. ~ Kin Hubbard.

Next to a circus there ain’t nothing that packs up and tears out faster than the Christmas spirit. ~ Kin Hubbard.

Boys will be boys, and so will a lot of middle-aged men. ~ Kin Hubbard.

A grouch escapes so many little annoyances that it almost pays to be one. ~ Kin Hubbard.


There’s no secret about success. Did you ever know a successful man who didn’t tell you about it? ~ Kin Hubbard.

If you haven’t seen your wife smile at a traffic cop, you haven’t seen her smile her prettiest. ~ Kin Hubbard.

When some folks agree with my opinions I begin to suspect I’m wrong. ~ Kin Hubbard.

Of all the unbearable nuisances, the ignoramus that has traveled is the worst. ~ Kin Hubbard.

Many a family tree needs trimming. ~ Kin Hubbard.

Intelligent people are always on the unpopular side of anything. ~ Kin Hubbard.

Top Kin Hubbard Quotes

Whoever takes just plain ginger ale soon gets drowned out of the conversation. ~ Kin Hubbard.

The worst waste of breath, next to playing a saxophone, is advising a son. ~ Kin Hubbard.

When you consider what a chance women have to poison their husbands, it’s a wonder there isn’t more of it done. ~ Kin Hubbard.

Who remembers when we used to rest on Sunday instead of Monday? ~ Kin Hubbard.

Honesty pays, but it doesn’t seem to pay enough to suit some people. ~ Kin Hubbard.

Where ignorance is bliss it’s foolish to borrow your neighbor’s newspaper. ~ Kin Hubbard.

One of the commonest mistakes is thinking your worries are over when your children get married. ~ Kin Hubbard.

Live so that you can at least get the benefit of the doubt. ~ Kin Hubbard.

Litigation: A form of hell whereby money is transferred from the pockets of the proletariat to that of lawyers. ~ Kin Hubbard.


A good listener is usually thinking of something else. ~ Kin Hubbard.

A loafer always has the correct time. ~ Kin Hubbard.

All the world loves a good loser. ~ Kin Hubbard.

Popular Kin Hubbard Quotes

No matter how much strong black coffee we drink, almost any after-dinner speech will counteract it. ~ Kin Hubbard.

The longer it takes you to select a cantaloupe, the worse it is! ~ Kin Hubbard.

Fashion: a barricade behind which men hide their nothingness. ~ Kin Hubbard.

Nobody works as hard for his money as the man who marries it. ~ Kin Hubbard.

Now and then an innocent man is sent to the legislature. ~ Kin Hubbard.

Very often the quiet fellow has said all he knows. ~ Kin Hubbard.

If capital and labor ever do get together it’s good night for the rest of us. ~ Kin Hubbard.

Never tell the box-office man that you can’t hear well or he will sell you a seat where you can’t see either. ~ Kin Hubbard.

The rich man and his daughter are soon parted. ~ Kin Hubbard.

My idea of walking into the jaws of death is marrying some woman who has lost three husbands. ~ Kin Hubbard.

Washing your car and polishing it all up is a never failing sign of rain. ~ Kin Hubbard.

Great Kin Hubbard Quotes

If some people didn’t tell you, you’d never know they’d been away on a vacation. ~ Kin Hubbard.

The only way to entertain some folks is to listen to them. ~ Kin Hubbard.

We can tell that a good name is better than riches by those who prefer the riches. ~ Kin Hubbard.

It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed. ~ Kin Hubbard.

Men are not punished for their sins, but by them. ~ Kin Hubbard.

Some folks can look so busy doing nothing that they seem indispensable. ~ Kin Hubbard.

It is no disgrace to be poor, but it might as well be. ~ Kin Hubbard.

You won’t skid if you stay in a rut. ~ Kin Hubbard.


Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny. ~ Kin Hubbard.

Some people are so sensitive that they feel snubbed if an epidemic overlooks them. ~ Kin Hubbard.

Some folks pay a compliment like they went down in their pocket for it. ~ Kin Hubbard.

Lack of pep is often mistaken for patience. ~ Kin Hubbard.

Powerful Kin Hubbard Quotes

Don’t knock the weather. If it didn’t change once in a while, nine out of ten people couldn’t start a conversation. ~ Kin Hubbard.

A bad cold wouldn’t be so annoying if it weren’t for the advice of our friends. ~ Kin Hubbard.

It’s pretty hard to be efficient without being obnoxious. ~ Kin Hubbard.

The fellow that agrees with everything you say is either a fool or he is getting ready to skin you. ~ Kin Hubbard.

Nobody can be as agreeable as an uninvited guest. ~ Kin Hubbard.

Nothing’s as mean as giving a little child something useful for Christmas. ~ Kin Hubbard.

Everything comes to him who waits, except a loaned book. ~ Kin Hubbard.

Only one fellow in ten thousand understands the currency question, and we meet him every day. ~ Kin Hubbard.

The worst feature of a new baby is its mother’s singing. ~ Kin Hubbard.

Nothing is as irritating as the fellow who chats pleasantly while he’s overcharging you. ~ Kin Hubbard.

Wise Kin Hubbard Quotes

If there’s anything a public servant hates to do it’s something for the public. ~ Kin Hubbard.

There’s another advantage to being poor – a doctor will cure you faster. ~ Kin Hubbard.

There is plenty of peace in any home where the family doesn’t make the mistake of trying to get together. ~ Kin Hubbard.

Folks that blurt out just what they think wouldn’t be so bad if they thought. ~ Kin Hubbard.

Nobody ever forgets where he buried the hatchet. ~ Kin Hubbard.

The hardest thing is to take less when you can get more. ~ Kin Hubbard.

We would all like to vote for the best man but he is never a candidate. ~ Kin Hubbard.

I’m sorry to inform you that your 50 year warranty has expired on your back, knees, and memory. Luckily your lifetime warranty on your heart is still in effect. Of course, that becomes void and expires when you do. ~ Kin Hubbard.

So these were the 93 top Kin Hubbard quotes and sayings.

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