36 Wonderful Malcolm Forbes Quotes

Malcolm Forbes was the son of B. C. Forbes and Founder of Forbes Magazine. Known as being a flamboyant millionaire, Forbes served as chairman and editor in chief of Forbes Magazine during the duration of his life. He enjoyed many active pastimes from motorcycling to ballooning and owned many houses, art treasures, and more. Here is a look at some of the most remarkable Malcolm Forbes quotes ever recorded.

“A little reciprocity goes a long way.”

“All too often we say of a man doing a good job that he is indispensable. A flattering canard, as so many disillusioned and retired and fired have discovered when the world seems to keep on turning without them.”

“All work and no play makes jack. With enough jack, Jack needn’t be a dull boy.”

“Anticipating is more fun than recollecting.”

“Blaming destiny is a poor out for those who don’t reach desired destinations.”

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

“Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.”

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

“Failure is success if we learn from it.”

“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.”

“Generous gestures yield the most when that isn’t their purpose.”

“He who says he never needs help, most does.”

“How to succeed? Try hard enough.”

“How would you know what happy is if you’ve never been otherwise.”

“If you have a job without aggravations, you don’t have a job.”

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

“It’s great to arrive, but the trip’s most always most of the fun.”

“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.”

“More often than not, things and people are as they appear.”

“Nothing is sometimes the right thing to say.”

“Once you’ve given advice to someone, you’re obligated.”

“One of the ceaseless wonders of the world: The power of a smile.”

“People who matter are most aware that everyone else does too.”

“Presence is more than just being there.”

“Since we had nothing to do with our arrival and usually are not consulted about our departure, what makes so many of us think we’re entitled to so much while we’re here?”

“Since you have to do the things you have to do, be wise enough to do some of the things you want to do.”

“Success follows doing what you want to do. There is no other way to be successful.”

“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.”

“The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.”

“There are a handful of companies who understand all successful business operations come down to three basic principles; People—Product—Profit. Without top people, you cannot do much with the other two.”

“To live long and achieve happiness, cultivate the art of radiating happiness.”

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

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

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

Malcolm Forbes takes some time to discuss the sudden market downturn and the right investment strategy to use as the U.S. economy moves forward in its resilience.

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