Malcolm S. Forbes Quotes

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The best vision is insight.
— Malcolm S. Forbes

management insight

Failure is success if we learn from it.
— Malcolm S. Forbes


Presence is more than just being there.
By the time we've made it, we've had it.
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age time

If you never budge, don't expect a push.
— Malcolm S. Forbes

hard work self-reliance

Give naught, get same.  Give much, get same.


The more sympathy you give, the less you need.


To be agreeable while disagreeing—that's an art.


Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.
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Retirement kills more people than hard work ever did.


Once you've given advice to someone, you're obligated.


By inflection you can say much more than your words do.
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If you say what you think, don't expect to hear what you like.
— Malcolm S. Forbes

speak your mind holding your tongue

The ultimate high: A man's abilities equaling his opinion of 'em.


Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
— Malcolm S. Forbes


If you have a job without any aggravations, you don't have a job.
— Malcolm S. Forbes


Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open mind.
— Malcolm S. Forbes

education open-mindedness

Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.
— Malcolm S. Forbes

the self

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


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

boring people

A man who enjoys responsibility usually gets it. A man who merely likes exercising authority usually loses it.
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It is unfortunate we can't buy many business executives for what they are worth and sell them for what they think they are worth.
— Malcolm S. Forbes

business CEO

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.


Trees sent Joyce Kilmer, but nothing quite sends most Americans like the smell of a new car interior and the soul-satisfying sound of shutting a new car door.  There are few among us who don't find that sound as exciting as any bar of music.


Will this massive outcry [about pollution] continue long enough to have effective results? Will federal and state laws be enacted with effective enforcement clauses? Will people be concerned long enough to pay the bill through higher prices? Will towns tolerate lost jobs when it proves too costly to clean obsolete plants? ... I think so, but it sure won't be as easy as the present outcry and political oratory suggest. The answers to preserving a livable environment are not all simple, and some of the nuts now pushing simplistic cure-alls won't help bring about any lasting solutions.
— Malcolm S. Forbes