Quotations by Forbes, Malcolm


If you have a job without aggravations, you don’t have a job.

Malcolm Forbes (1919-1990) American billionaire
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The biggest mistake people make in life is not trying to make a living at doing what they most enjoy.

Malcolm Forbes (1919-1990) American billionaire
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Anyone who says businessmen deal in facts, not fiction, has never read old five-year projections.

Malcolm Forbes (1919-1990) American billionaire
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You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.

Malcolm Forbes (1919-1990) American billionaire
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Quoted in Earl Wilson, "Coco Offered Fatty Arbuckle Role," Hartford Courant (6 Aug 1972); earliest reference found.Variant in The Sayings of Chairman Malcolm (1978): “You can easily judge the character of others by how they treat those who can do nothing for them or to them.”Also attributed to Ann Landers, Abigail Van Buren, James Miles, and (without any reference found) Goethe and Samuel Johnson. See here for more information.
Added on 3-Nov-11 | Last updated 31-Jul-16
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Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.

Malcolm Forbes (1919-1990) American billionaire
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Added on 10-Dec-13 | Last updated 10-Dec-13
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Sure things seldom are.

Malcolm Forbes (1919-1990) American billionaire
The Sayings of Chairman Malcolm: The Capitalist’s Handbook, “More Definitions” (1978)
Added on 30-Jan-09 | Last updated 30-Jan-09
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People who matter are most aware that everyone else does, too.

Malcolm Forbes (1919-1990) American billionaire
The Sayings of Chairman Malcolm (1978)
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To be agreeable while disagreeing — that’s an art.

Malcolm Forbes (1919-1990) American billionaire
The Sayings of Chairman Malcolm, “Arrived” (1978)
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Repeating mistakes is more likely than profiting from them.

Malcolm Forbes (1919-1990) American billionaire
The Sayings of Chairman Malcolm, “Fact and Comment” (1978)
Added on 8-Feb-12 | Last updated 8-Feb-12
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The difference between men and boys
Is the price of their toys.

Malcolm Forbes (1919-1990) American billionaire
The Sayings of Chairman Malcolm, “Simple Truths” (1978)
Added on 12-Sep-12 | Last updated 12-Sep-12
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Some days are for living. Others are for getting through.

Malcolm Forbes (1919-1990) American billionaire
The Sayings of Chairman Malcolm, “You Don’t Say?” (1978)
Added on 17-Jun-09 | Last updated 17-Jun-09
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“Money isn’t everything,” — according to those who have it.

Malcolm Forbes (1919-1990) American billionaire
The Sayings of Chariman Malcolm, “Nobody’s Capitalist Fool” (1978)
Added on 18-Nov-11 | Last updated 18-Nov-11
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