Frank McKinney Hubbard better known as Kin Hubbard, was an American cartoonist, humorist, and journalist. he was born on 1 September 1868 in Bellefontaine, Ohio. His most famous work was for “Abe Martin”. Introduced in The Indianapolis News in December 1904, the cartoon appeared six days a week on the back page of the News for twenty-six years. During the early years of the twentieth century, the isolated hilly county had one of Indiana’s highest poverty and illiteracy rates. Hubbard thought having a rustic Brown County resident as a font of wisdom humorous. Many of the quips Hubbard coined remain in use today.
|Born||1 September 1868, in Bellefontaine, Ohio, United States|
|Died||26 December 1930, in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States|
|Spouse||Josephine Jackson (m. 1905–1930)|
|Parents||Thomas Hubbard, Sarah Jane|
Kin Hubbard Some famous Works
- Collection of Indiana Lawmakers and Lobbyists (1903).
- Abe Martin of Brown County, Indiana (1907). Compiled from The Indianapolis News.
- Abe Martin’s Almanack (1907, 1908, 1911, 1921)
- Abe Martin’s Brown County Almanack (1909).
- Brown County Folks (1910).
- Short Furrows (1912).
- Back County Folks (1913).
- Abe Martin’s Primer (1914). Illustrations by Francis Gallup.
- Abe Martin’s Sayings and Sketches (1915).
- Abe Martin’s Back Country Sayings (1917). Compiled from the Indianapolis News; revised and edited by Hubbard.
- Abe Martin on the War and Other Things (1918). Compiled from the News; revised, edited, and illustrated by Hubbard.
- Abe Martin’s Home Cured Philosophy (1919).
- Abe Martin, the Joker on Facts (1920).
- These Days (1922).
- Fifty Two Weeks of Abe Martin (1924).
- Abe Martin on Things in General (1925).
- Abe Martin, Hoss Sense and Nonsense (1926).
- Abe Martin’s Wise Cracks and Skunk Ridge Papers (1927).
- Abe Martin’s Barbed Wire (1928).
- Abe Martin’s Town Pump (1929).
- Book of Indiana (1929). Compiled under the direction of James O. Jones.
- Abe Martin’s Broadcast (1930)
- Abe Martin’s Wisecracks (1930). Selections by E. V. Lucas.
Kin Hubbard Inspirational & Motivational Quotes
- Men are not punished for their sins, but by them. – Kin Hubbard
- Next to a circus there ain’t nothing that packs up and tears out faster than the Christmas spirit. – Kin Hubbard
- Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny. – Kin Hubbard
- No one can feel as helpless as the owner of a sick goldfish. – Kin Hubbard
- It’s pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed. – 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
- A lot of Thanksgiving days have been ruined by not carving the turkey in the kitchen. – Kin Hubbard
- Kindness goes a long ways lots of times when it ought to stay at home. – Kin Hubbard
- Peace has its victories no less than war, but it doesn’t have as many monuments to unveil. – 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
- It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed. – Kin Hubbard
- The fellow that owns his own home is always just coming out of a hardware store. – Kin Hubbard
- We would all like to vote for the best man but he is never a candidate. – Kin Hubbard
- Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune. – Kin Hubbard
- No woman can be handsome by the force of features alone, any more that she can be witty by only the help of speech. – Kin Hubbard
- A bee is never as busy as it seems; it’s just that it can’t buzz any slower. – Kin Hubbard
- If there’s anything a public servant hates to do it’s something for the public. – Kin Hubbard
- If you haven’t seen your wife smile at a traffic cop, you haven’t seen her smile her prettiest. – Kin Hubbard
- There’s no secret about success. Did you ever know a successful man who didn’t tell you about it? – Kin Hubbard
- All the world loves a good loser. – Kin Hubbard
- Lack of pep is often mistaken for patience. – Kin Hubbard
- The safe way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket. – Kin Hubbard
- A loafer always has the correct time. – Kin Hubbard
- Of all the home remedies, a good wife is best. – Kin Hubbard
- Boys will be boys, and so will a lot of middle-aged men. – Kin Hubbard