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Malcolm S. Forbes quotes

1919 - 1990, publisher of Forbes magazine

A man who enjoys responsibility usually gets it. A man who merely likes exercising authority
usually loses it.
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Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs.
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If you don't have a job without any aggravations, you don't have a job.
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When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always be worse. And
when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better.
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Being right half the time beats being half-right all the time.
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When you cease to dream you cease to live.
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Be nice. Contrary to the cliche, genuinely nice guys most often finish first or very near it. I
admit it's not easy when you've got a gripe. To be agreeable while disagreeing - that's an
art. Be natural - write the way you talk.
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When you cease to dream you cease to live.
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Pay your people the least possible and you'll get from them the same.
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The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
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If you're looking for perfection, look in the mirror. If you find it there, expect it elsewhere.
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To live long and achieve happiness, cultivate the art of radiating happiness.
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Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.
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The biggest mistake people make in life is not trying to make a living at doing what they most
enjoy.
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It's always worthwhile to make others aware of their worth.
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Retirement kills more people than hard work ever did.
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It is all one to me if a man comes from Sing Sing Prison or Harvard. We hire a man, not his
history.
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To measure the man, measure his heart.
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You can easily judge the character of others by how they treat those who they think can do
nothing for them.
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People who matter are most aware that everyone else does, too.
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How to succeed? Try hard enough.
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Failure is success if we learn from it.
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A bore: Someone who persists in holding to his own views after we have enlightened him with
ours.
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Never hire someone who knows less than you do about what he's hired to do.
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There are more fakers in business than in jail.
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One worthwhile task carried to a successful conclusion is worth half-a-hundred half-finished
tasks.
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Victory is sweetest when you've known defeat.
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Venture nothing, and life is less than it should be.
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I was loaded with sheer ability, spelled i-n-h-e-r-i-t-a-n-c-e.
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When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always get worse. And
when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better.
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The dumbest people I know are those who know it all.
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If you never budge, don't expect a push.
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It's so much easier to suggest solutions when you don't know too much about the problem.
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One can pay back the loan of gold, but one lives forever in debt to those who are kind.
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Few businessmen are capable of being in politics, they don't understand the democratic
process, they have neither the tolerance or the depth it takes. Democracy isn't a business.
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When what we are is what we want to be, that's happiness.
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