Quotes by Malcolm S. Forbes

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Failure is success if we learn from it.

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.
The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one
Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.
Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.
People who matter are most aware that everyone else does, too.
When what we are is what we want to be, that's happiness.
Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.
Victory is sweetest when you've known defeat.
Let your children go if you want to keep them.
It's so much easier to suggest solutions when you don't know too much about the problem.
By the time we've made it, we've had it.
When you cease to dream you cease to live.
If you have a job without aggravations, you don't have a job.
Pay your people the least possible and you'll get from them the same.
If you never budge, don't expect a push.
The more sympathy you give, the less you need.
Everybody has to be somebody to somebody to be anybody.
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.
Thinking well to be wise: planning well, wiser: doing well wisest and best of all.
Elected leaders who forget how they got there won't the next time.
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.
Those who enjoy responsibility usually get it; those who merely like exercising authority usually lose it.
Being right half the time beats being half-right all the time.
Success follows doing what you want to do. There is no other way to be successful.
Presence is more than just being there.
If you expect nothing, you're apt to be surprised. You'll get it.
People who never get carried away should be.
The biggest mistake people make in life is not trying to make a living at doing what they most enjoy.
If you don't know what to do with many of the papers piled on your desk, stick a dozen colleagues initials on them and pass them along. When in doubt, route.
Never hire someone who knows less than you do about what he's hired to do.