Malcolm Forbes

(Malcolm Stevenson Forbes)

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  • Born: August 19, 1919
  • Died: February 24, 1990
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Publisher, Businessman









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Nothing confers freedom like a buck in the bank. Freedom & Liberty
You can make more money selling advice than taking it. Management & Managing Government
Anyone who says businessmen deal in facts, not fiction, has never read old five-year projections.
Being right half the time beats being half-right all the time. Time
By the time we've made it, we've had it. Time
Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs.
Diversity: the art of thinking independently together. Independence ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
Elected leaders who forget how they got there won't the next time. Time
Everybody has to be somebody to somebody to be anybody.
Failure is success if we learn from it. Failure ;Success
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. Business, Commerce & Finance ;Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
If you expect nothing, you're apt to be surprised. You'll get it.
If you have a job without any aggravations, you don't have a job.
If you never budge, don't expect a push.
It is all one to me if a man comes from Sing Sing Prison or Harvard. We hire a man, not his history. History
It's more fun to arrive a conclusion than to justify it.
It's so much easier to suggest solutions when you don't know too much about the problem.
Keeping score of old scores and scars, getting even and one-upping, always makes you less than you are.
Let your children go if you want to keep them.
Men who never get carried away should be.
Never hire someone who knows less than you do about what he's hired to do.
Pay your people the least possible and you'll get from them the same.
People who matter are most aware that everyone else does too.
People who never get carried away should be.
Presence is more than just being there.
Success follows doing what you want to do. There is no other way to be successful. Success
The best vision is insight.
The biggest mistake people make in life is not trying to make a living at doing what they most enjoy. Life
The more sympathy you give, the less you need. Sympathy
The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
Thinking well to be wise: planning well, wiser: doing well wisest and best of all.
Those who enjoy responsibility usually get it; those who merely like exercising authority usually lose it.
To measure the man, measure his heart.
Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.
Victory is sweetest when you've known defeat.
What's an expert? I read somewhere, that the more a man knows, the more he knows, he doesn't know. So I suppose one definition of an expert would be someone who doesn't admit out loud that he knows enough about a subject to know he doesn't really know how much.
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. Hope
When what we are is what we want to be, that's happiness. Happiness & Unhappiness
When you cease to dream you cease to live.