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

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

Related topics: Values Business Success Value

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

Real riches are the riches possessed inside.
- 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

 

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

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

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

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

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

A shady business never yields a sunny life.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

Better to be occasionally cheated than perpetually suspicious.
- 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

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

Golf without bunkers and hazards would be tame and monotonous.
So would life.
- 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 does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for,
he isn't fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A man is but the product of his thoughts -
what he thinks, he becomes.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A man is truly ethical only when he obeys
the compulsion to help all life which he is able to assist,
and shrinks from injuring anything that lives.
- Albert Schweitzer

Man plans, God laughs
- Yiddish 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

The Universe is one great kindergarten for man.
Everything that exists has brought
with it its own peculiar lesson.
- Orison Swett Marden

A man can do only what he can do.
But if he does that each day he can sleep at night
and do it again the next day.
- Albert Schweitzer

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

A man is as unhappy as he has convinced himself he is.
- Seneca

You cannot build character and courage by
taking away a man's initiative and independence.
- Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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

Science gives man knowledge, which is power;
religion gives man wisdom, which is control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing,
and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
- George Bernard Shaw

A man who as a physical being
is always turned toward the outside,
thinking that his happiness lies outside him,
finally turns inward and
discovers that the source is within him.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The more a man can forget, the greater the number
of metamorphoses which his life can undergo,
the more he can remember, the more divine his life becomes.
- Soren Kierkegaard

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 learned that courage was not the absence of fear,
but the triumph over it.
The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid,
but he who conquers that fear.
- Nelson Mandela

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

For man with no forgiveness in heart,
life worse punishment than death.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

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

Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
- the movie Braveheart

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

If there is anything that a man can do well,
I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
- Abraham Lincoln

The man who is successful is the man who is useful.
- Bourke Cockran

Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.
It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction
devised by the ingenuity of man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day,
teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
- Chinese Proverb

Feel Unity with Spirit and All Creation
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 [actually written by screenwriter Ted Perry in 1972]

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

He is a wise man who does not grieve
for the things which he has not,
but rejoices for those which he has.
- Epictetus

If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right.
Men will believe what they see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Mystery creates wonder, and wonder is the basis
of man's desire to understand.
- Neil Armstrong


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