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B. C. Forbes Quotes and Sayings

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

Related topics: Values Business Success Value

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To make headway, improve your head.
- 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 PHOTO

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

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) PHOTO

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

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 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

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

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 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

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 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.

Every man and woman is born into the world
to do something unique and something distinctive;
and if he or she does not do it,
it will never be done.
- Benjamin E. Mays

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live
that his happiness shall depend
as little as possible on external things.
- Epictetus

When the tempest rages, when the thunders roar,
and the lightnings blaze around us
it is then that the truly brave man stands firm at his post.
- Luther Martin

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

How could man rejoice in victory
and delight in the slaughter of men?
- Lao Tzu

All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy.
What right have we then to depreciate imagination.
- Carl Jung

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

Take a chance! All life is a chance.
The man who goes farthest is generally
the one who is willing to do and dare.
- Dale Carnegie

The eyes of the cheerful and of the melancholy man
are fixed upon the same creation;
but very different are the aspects which it bears to them.
- Albert Pike

Every man must decide whether he will
walk in the light of creative altruism
or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

During the first period of a man's life
the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The value of a man should be seen in what he gives
and not in what he is able to receive.
- Albert Einstein

When you are offended at any man's fault,
turn to yourself and study your own failings.
Then you will forget your anger.
- Epictetus

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands
in moments of comfort and convenience,
but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

A man's good name is his best monument
- from an old churchyard at Lockerbie, Scotland

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

Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
- Lao Tzu

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone
who can do him absolutely no good.
- Samuel Johnson

Before you criticize a man,
walk a mile in his shoes.
- Anonymous

That man is rich whose pleasures are the cheapest.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

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

As long as a man stands in his own way,
everything seems to be in his way.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

Circumstances make man, not man circumstances.
- Mark Twain

If thou wilt make a man happy,
add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
- Epicurus

If you talk to a man in a language he understands,
that goes to his head.
If you talk to him in his language,
that goes to his heart.
- Nelson Mandela

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

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


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