Malcolm Forbes

Malcolm Forbes

Malcolm Stevenson Forbes (19 August 1919 – 24 February 1990) was an American entrepreneur most prominently known as the publisher of Forbes magazine, founded by his father B. C. Forbes. He was known as an avid promoter of capitalism and free market trade, and for an extravagant lifestyle, spending on parties, travel, and his collection of homes, yachts, aircraft, art, motorcycles, and Fabergé eggs.

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Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.

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

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

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

Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.

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

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

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

Men who never get carried away should be.

The more sympathy you give the less you need.

When you cease to dream you cease to live.

People who never get carried away should be.

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

If you never budge don't expect a push.

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.

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.

Everybody has to be somebody to somebody to be anybody.

Let your children go if you want to keep them.

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

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

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.

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

Pay your people the least possible and you'll get from them the same.

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

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

It is all one to me if a man comes from Sing Sing Prison or Harvard. We hire a man not his history.

Never hire someone who knows less than you do about what he's hired to do.

Being right half the time beats being half-right all the time.

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

Victory is sweetest when you've known defeat.

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

Failure is success if we learn from it.

To measure the man measure his heart.

If you expect nothing you're apt to be surprised. You'll get it.

Presence is more than just being there.

The best vision is insight.

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.

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

Keeping score of old scores and scars getting even and one-upping always makes you less than you are.