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B. C. Forbes
May 14, 1880 - May 6, 1954
Nationality: Scottish
Category: Journalist

Better to be occasionally cheated than perpetually suspicious.


Real riches are the riches possessed inside.


It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn.


Many a man thinks he is patient when, in reality, he is indifferent.


The man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a failure.


A business like an automobile, has to be driven, in order to get results.

    Topics: Business

There is more credit and satisfaction in being a first-rate truck driver than a tenth-rate executive.


The truth doesn't hurt unless it ought to.


He best keeps from anger who remembers that God is always looking upon him.

    Topics: Anger

What you have outside you counts less than what you have inside you.


The man who has done his level best... is a success, even though the world may write him down a failure.


Books are like a mirror. If an ass looks in, you can't expect an angel to look out.


To make headway, improve your head.


History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.


A shady business never yields a sunny life.

    Topics: Business

Work is the meat of life, pleasure the dessert.


Golf without bunkers and hazards would be tame and monotonous. So would life.


The man who is intent on making the most of his opportunities is too busy to bother about luck.


Turn resolutely to work, to recreation, or in any case to physical exercise till you are so tired you can't help going to sleep, and when you wake up you won't want to worry.


Jealousy... is a mental cancer.


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