Malcolm S. Forbes Quotes

Who is Malcolm S. Forbes?

Malcolm Stevenson Forbes was an American entrepreneur most prominently known as the publisher of Forbes magazine, founded by his father B. C. Forbes.

Born August 19, 1919
Died February 24, 1990

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Best 23 Quotes by Malcolm S. Forbes

“Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.”

“A bore: Someone who persists in holding to his own views after we have enlightened him with ours.”

“A man who enjoys responsibility usually gets it. A man who merely likes exercising authority usually loses it.”

“Being right half the time beats being half-right all the time.”

“Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs.”

“Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.”

“Failure is success if we learn from it.”

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“If you’re looking for perfection, look in the mirror. If you find it there, expect it elsewhere.”

“It’s always worthwhile to make others aware of their worth.”

“It’s so much easier to suggest solutions when you don’t know too much about the problem.”

“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.”

“Retirement kills more people than hard work ever did.”

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“The biggest mistake people make in life is not trying to make a living at doing what they most enjoy.”

“The dumbest people I know are those who know it all.”

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“By keeping the stock low and depressed, the large operator discourages other people from buying it and induces more short selling. He may, by various means, spread bearish reports on the stock. All this helps him to buy. When he is thus buying and selling to accumulate, he necessarily causes the price to move up and down, forming the familiar trading ranges, or congestion areas, which appear frequently on figure charts.”

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“There are more fakers in business than in jail.”

“Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.”

“Venture nothing, and life is less than it should be.”

“Victory is sweetest when you’ve known defeat.”

“When what we are is what we want to be, that’s happiness.”

“When you cease to dream you cease to live.”

“You can easily judge the character of others by how they treat those who they think can do nothing for them.”