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The man who has done his level best...
by B. C. Forbes

The man who has done his level best...
is a success, even though the world may write him down a failure.
- B. C. Forbes

Related topics: Success

The man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a failure.
- B. C. Forbes

If you don't drive your business, you will be driven out of business.
- B. C. Forbes

Real riches are the riches possessed inside.
- B. C. Forbes

 

It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring,
who reaps a harvest in the Autumn.
- B. C. Forbes

What you have outside you counts less than what you have inside you.
- B. C. Forbes

The man who is intent on making the most of his opportunities
is too busy to bother about luck.
- B. C. Forbes

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A business like an automobile, has to be driven,
in order to get results.
- B. C. Forbes

Turn resolutely to work, to recreation,
or in any case to physical exercise till you are so
tired you can't help going to sleep,
and when you wake up you won't want to worry.
- B. C. Forbes

He best keeps from anger who remembers that God is always looking upon him.
- B. C. Forbes

Books are like a mirror.
If an ass looks in, you can't expect an angel to look out.
- B. C. Forbes

Golf without bunkers and hazards would be tame and monotonous.
So would life.
- B. C. Forbes

The truth doesn't hurt unless it ought to.
- B. C. Forbes

He who has faith has...
an inward reservoir of courage, hope,
confidence, calmness, and assuring trust that all will come out well -
even though to the world it may appear to come out most badly.
- B. C. Forbes

A shady business never yields a sunny life.
- B. C. Forbes

The bargain that yields mutual satisfaction is the
only one that is apt to be repeated.
- B. C. Forbes

Many a man thinks he is patient when,
in reality, he is indifferent.
- B. C. Forbes

There is more credit and satisfaction in being a first-rate
truck driver than a tenth-rate executive.
- B. C. Forbes

Jealousy...
is a mental cancer.
- B. C. Forbes

Difficulties should act as a tonic.
They should spur us to greater exertion.
- B. C. Forbes

To make headway, improve your head.
- B. C. Forbes

Work is the meat of life, pleasure the dessert.
- B. C. Forbes

Better to be occasionally cheated than perpetually suspicious.
- B. C. Forbes

History has demonstrated that the most notable winners
usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed.
They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.
- B. C. Forbes

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal
of plain living and high thinking
the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants.
Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Is the babe young? When I behold it,
it seems more venerable than the oldest man.
- Henry David Thoreau

The gem cannot be polished without friction,
nor man perfected without trials.
- Confucius

If a man does his best, what else is there?
- George S. Patton

Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.
- Albert Schweitzer

It is what a man thinks of himself
that really determines his fate.
- Henry David Thoreau

Early to bed and early to rise,
makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
- Benjamin Franklin

We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me,
that man with all his noble qualities...
still bears in his bodily frame
the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
- Charles Darwin

A man who won't die for something is not fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

There is a sufficiency in the world
for man's need but not for man's greed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Resistance to the organized mass can be effected only
by the man who is as well organized
in his individuality as the mass itself.
- Carl Jung

I wept because I had no shoes
until I met a man who had no feet.
- old Persian Proverb

Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head,
and knows not that it brings abundance
to drive away the hunger.
- Saint Basil

A man is a success if he gets up in
the morning and gets to bed at night,
and in between he does what he wants to do.
- Bob Dylan

Man becomes great exactly in the degree
in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

One man with courage makes a majority.
- old saying probably repeated by Andrew Jackson
(falsely attributed to Jefferson)

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
- Benjamin Franklin

A man should look for what is,
and not for what he thinks should be.
- Albert Einstein

A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.
- Oscar Wilde

If a man can... make a better mousetrap,
the world will make a beaten path to his door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be,
at the hands of his brother, never by killing him.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Behind an able man there are always other able men.
- Chinese proverb

You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.
- John Morley

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;
the wise grows it under his feet.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

Many a man fails as an original thinker
simply because his memory is too good.
- Nietzsche

If a man empties his purse into his head,
no man can take it away from him.
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
- Benjamin Franklin

It is not the man who has too little,
but the man who craves more, that is poor.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

If a man loses pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music which he hears,
however measured or far away.
- Henry David Thoreau

If a man does not know what port he is steering for,
no wind is favorable to him.
- Seneca

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
- Yiddish Proverb

If a man loses his reverence for any part of life,
he will lose his reverence for all of life.
- Albert Schweitzer

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill


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