B. C. Forbes Quotes

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The truth doesn't hurt unless it ought to.
— B. C. Forbes
Real riches are the riches possessed inside.
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Acting without thinking is like shooting without aiming.


If you don't drive your business, you will be driven out of business.
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The man who has done his level best, and who is conscious that he has done his best, is a success, even though the world may write him down as a failure.

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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.
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History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They finally won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.  Disappointments acted as a challenge to their manhood.


It is when things go hardest, when life becomes most trying that there is greatest need for having a fixed goal, for having an air castle that the outside world cannot wreck.  When few comforts come from without, it is all the more necessary to have a fount to draw on from within.