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53 Inspirational B. C. Forbes Quotes (SUCCESS)

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“Call the roll in your memory of conspicuously successful [business] giants and, if you know anything about their careers, you will be struck by the fact that almost every one of them encountered inordinate difficulties sufficient to crush all but the gamest of spirits. Edison went hungry many times before he became famous.”

B. C. Forbes
Real riches are the riches possessed inside.
Real riches are the riches possessed inside.
If you don't drive your business, you will be driven out of business.
If you don’t drive your business, you will be driven out of business.
It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn.
It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn.
Christmas is a tonic for our souls. It moves us to think of others rather than of ourselves. It directs our thoughts to giving.
Christmas is a tonic for our souls. It moves us to think of others rather than of ourselves. It directs our thoughts to giving.

“The Bible says, ‘Where there is no vision, the people perish.’ Have you a vision? And are you undeviatingly pressing and pushing toward its accomplishment? Dreaming alone will not get you there. Mix your dreams with determination and action.”

B. C. Forbes
Opportunity rarely knocks on your door. Knock rather on opportunity's door if you ardently wish to enter.
Opportunity rarely knocks on your door. Knock rather on opportunity’s door if you ardently wish to enter.
A business like an automobile, has to be driven, in order to get results.
A business like an automobile, has to be driven, in order to get results.
Our future and our fate lie in our wills more than in our hands, for our hands are but the instruments of our wills.
Our future and our fate lie in our wills more than in our hands, for our hands are but the instruments of our wills.
Success is sweetest to one who has known failure.
Success is sweetest to one who has known failure.

11 B. C. Forbes Quotes on Success (BUSINESS)

“Vitally important for a young man or woman is, first, to realize the value of education and then to cultivate earnestly, aggressively, ceaselessly, the habit of self-education.”

B. C. Forbes
The man who is intent on making the most of his opportunities is too busy to bother about luck.
The man who is intent on making the most of his opportunities is too busy to bother about luck.
How you start is important, but it is how you finish that counts. In the race for success, speed is less important than stamina. The sticker outlasts the sprinter.
How you start is important, but it is how you finish that counts. In the race for success, speed is less important than stamina. The sticker outlasts the sprinter.
One worthwhile task carried to a successful conclusion is better than 50 half-finished tasks.
One worthwhile task carried to a successful conclusion is better than 50 half-finished tasks.
Work is the meat of life, pleasure the dessert.
Work is the meat of life, pleasure the dessert.
Success consists of being and doing, not simply accumulating.
Success consists of being and doing, not simply accumulating.

“Think not of yourself as the architect of your career but as the sculptor. Expect to have to do a lot of hard hammering and chiselingand scraping and polishing.”

B. C. Forbes
Success comes if you love what you do. There is no other way to success.
Success comes if you love what you do. There is no other way to success.
Remember, diamonds are only jumps of coal that stuck to their jobs.
Remember, diamonds are only jumps of coal that stuck to their jobs.
The bargain that yields mutual satisfaction is the only one that is apt to be repeated.
The bargain that yields mutual satisfaction is the only one that is apt to be repeated.
A shady business never yields a sunny life.
A shady business never yields a sunny life.

3 MotivationalB. C. Forbes Quotes About Failure

The men who have done big things are those who were not afraid to attempt big things, who were not afraid to risk failure in order to gain success.
The men who have done big things are those who were not afraid to attempt big things, who were not afraid to risk failure in order to gain success.
The man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a failure.
The man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a failure.
The man who has done his level best… is a success, even though the world may write him down a failure.
The man who has done his level best… is a success, even though the world may write him down a failure.

9 InspirationalB. C. Forbes Quotes About Life

“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.”

B. C. Forbes
It's so much easier to do good than to be good.
It’s so much easier to do good than to be good.
Spend your life on something that will outlast you.
Spend your life on something that will outlast you.

Honesty is the cornerstone of character. The honest man or woman seeks not merely to avoid criminal or illegal acts, but to be scrupulously fair, upright, fearless in both action and expression. Honesty pays dividends both in dollars and in peace of mind.”

B. C. Forbes
A word of appreciation often can accomplish what nothing else could accomplish.
A word of appreciation often can accomplish what nothing else could accomplish.
Selfishness corrodes. Unselfishness ennobles, satisfies. Don't put off the joy derivable from doing helpful, kindly things for others.
Selfishness corrodes. Unselfishness ennobles, satisfies. Don’t put off the joy derivable from doing helpful, kindly things for others.

“He who has faith has… an inward reservoir of courage, hope, confidence, calmness, and assuring trust that all will come out well – even though to the world it may appear to come out most badly.”

B. C. Forbes
Difficulties should act as a tonic. They should spur us to greater exertion.
Difficulties should act as a tonic. They should spur us to greater exertion.
What you have outside you counts less than what you have inside you.
What you have outside you counts less than what you have inside you.

4 B. C. Forbes Quotes on Happiness

You should remember that we need to consciously and constantly look for opportunities to increase the human happiness. Selfishness kills happiness.
You should remember that we need to consciously and constantly look for opportunities to increase the human happiness. Selfishness kills happiness.
Money, or even power, can never yield happiness unless it be accompanied by the goodwill of others.
Money, or even power, can never yield happiness unless it be accompanied by the goodwill of others.
The human being who lives only for himself finally reaps nothing but unhappiness. Selfishness corrodes. Unselfishness ennobles, satisfies.
The human being who lives only for himself finally reaps nothing but unhappiness. Selfishness corrodes. Unselfishness ennobles, satisfies.
Believe in yourself, your neighbors, your work, your ultimate attainment of more complete happiness.
Believe in yourself, your neighbors, your work, your ultimate attainment of more complete happiness.

2 TouchingB. C. Forbes Quotes on Friendship

“Cheerfulness is among the most laudable virtues. It gains you the good will and friendship of others. It blesses those who practice it and those upon whom it is bestowed.”

B. C. Forbes
The real friend is he or she who can share all our sorrow and double our joys.
The real friend is he or she who can share all our sorrow and double our joys.

2 WiseB. C. Forbes Quotes on Wealth

Wealth is spiritual, not material.
Wealth is spiritual, not material.
True wealth is the wealth of the soul.
True wealth is the wealth of the soul.

10 B. C. Forbes Quotes that Will Make You Think

Better to be occasionally cheated than perpetually suspicious.
Better to be occasionally cheated than perpetually suspicious.
Acting without thinking is like shooting without aiming.
Acting without thinking is like shooting without aiming.
The most profitless things to manufacture are excuses.
The most profitless things to manufacture are excuses.
The truth doesn't hurt unless it ought to.
The truth doesn’t hurt unless it ought to.
He best keeps from anger who remembers that God is always looking upon him.
He best keeps from anger who remembers that God is always looking upon him.
The man who is cocksure that he has arrived is ready for the return journey.
The man who is cocksure that he has arrived is ready for the return journey.
Bragging often precedes begging.
Bragging often precedes begging.
Educations purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Educations purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Many of the most successful men I have known have never grown up. Youthfulness of spirit is the twin brother of optimism... Resist growing up!
Many of the most successful men I have known have never grown up. Youthfulness of spirit is the twin brother of optimism… Resist growing up!
You have no idea how big the other fellow's troubles are.
You have no idea how big the other fellow’s troubles are.

2 B. C. Forbes Quotes About Reading

The man who is too busy to read is never likely to lead.
The man who is too busy to read is never likely to lead.
Books are like a mirror. If an ass looks in, you can't expect an angel to look out.
Books are like a mirror. If an ass looks in, you can’t expect an angel to look out.

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