Malcolm S. Forbes, fully Malcolm Stevenson Forbes, Sr.

Malcolm S.
Forbes, fully Malcolm Stevenson Forbes, Sr.
1919
1990

American Publisher of Forbes Magazine, founded by his father B.C. Forbes, now run by his son Steve Forbes

Author Quotes

A bore: Someone who persists in holding to his own views after we have enlightened him with ours.

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

Presence is more than just being there.

Victory is sweetest when you've known defeat.

A man who enjoys responsibility usually gets it. A man who merely likes exercising authority usually loses it.

If you have no critics you'll likely have no success.

Putting pen to paper lights more fire than matches ever will

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.

Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.

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

Retirement kills more people than hard work ever did.

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.

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

If you're looking for perfection, look in the mirror. If you find it there, expect it elsewhere.

The best vision is insight.

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

Contrary to the clich‚, genuinely nice guys most often finish first or very near it.

If you've had a good time playing the game, you're a winner even if you lose.

The dumbest people I know are those who know it all.

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

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

The great city of New York wields more of the destinies of this great nation that five times the population of any other portion of the country.

Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.

It's always worthwhile to make others aware of their worth.

The more sympathy you give, the less you need.

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First Name
Malcolm S.
Last Name
Forbes, fully Malcolm Stevenson Forbes, Sr.
Birth Date
1919
Death Date
1990
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American Publisher of Forbes Magazine, founded by his father B.C. Forbes, now run by his son Steve Forbes