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Malcolm Forbes
August 19, 1917 - February 24, 1990
Nationality: American
Category: Publisher
Subcategory: American Publisher

By the time we've made it, we've had 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.


If you never budge, don't expect a push.


Those who enjoy responsibility usually get it; those who merely like exercising authority usually lose it.


When what we are is what we want to be, that's happiness.


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.


If you have a job without any aggravations, you don't have a job.


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


Anyone who says businessmen deal in facts, not fiction, has never read old five-year projections.


The best vision is insight.


Victory is sweetest when you've known defeat.


Men who never get carried away should be.


Let your children go if you want to keep them.

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The biggest mistake people make in life is not trying to make a living at doing what they most enjoy.


Elected leaders who forget how they got there won't the next time.


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.


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


It's more fun to arrive a conclusion than to justify it.


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


Thinking well to be wise: planning well, wiser: doing well wisest and best of all.


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