B. C. Forbes, fully Bertie Charles "B.C." Forbes

B. C.
Forbes, fully Bertie Charles "B.C." Forbes
1880
1954

Scottish Financial Journalist and Author who founded Forbes Business Magazine

Author Quotes

The human being who lives only for themselves finally reaps nothing but unhappiness. Selfishness corrodes. Unselfishness ennobles, satisfies. Don't put off the joy derivable from doing helpful, kindly things for others.

One worthwhile task carried to a successful completion is worth a hundred half-finished tasks.

It's so much easier to do good than to be good.

I've never known any human being, high or humble, who ever regretted, when nearing life's end, having done kindly deeds. But I have known more than one millionaire who became haunted by the realization that they had led selfish lives.

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

Almost every conspicuously successful American owes his rise to having thrown himself heartily into his work and to having done it better than ordinary. Promotion comes to those who demonstrate that they can do more and better work than others. Look upon your work as the lever by which you can rise in the world. To get the best and the most out of life, put the best and the most of yourself into it. Eventually each of us gets rewards we merit.

The person who renders loyal service in a humble capacity will be chosen for higher responsibilities, just as the biblical servant who multiplied the one pound given him by his master was made rule over ten cities.

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

Any business arrangement that is not profitable to the other fellow will in the end prove unprofitable for you. The bargain that yields mutual satisfaction is the only one that is apt to be repeated.

Enthusiasm is the electric current that keeps the engine of life going at top speed. Enthusiasm is the very propeller of progress.

History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They finally won by their defeats.

For men who matter, life's intangibles have more meaning than tangibles.

Opportunity rarely knocks on your door. Knock rather on opportunity's door if you ardently wish to enter.

Author Picture
First Name
B. C.
Last Name
Forbes, fully Bertie Charles "B.C." Forbes
Birth Date
1880
Death Date
1954
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Scottish Financial Journalist and Author who founded Forbes Business Magazine