B. C. Forbes

American Publisher

Lived from: 1880-1954

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    A business like an automobile, has to be driven, in order to get results.
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    A price has to be paid for success. Almost invariably those who have reached the summits worked harder and longer, studied and planned more assiduously, practiced more self-denial, overcame more difficulties than those of us who have not risen so far.
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    Better to be occasionally cheated than perpetually suspicious.
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    Christmas is a tonic for our souls. It moves us to think of others rather than of ourselves. It directs our thoughts to giving.
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    Difficulties should act as a tonic. They should spur us to greater exertion.
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    Don't forget until too late that the business of life is not business, but living.
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    Golf without bunkers and hazards would be tame and monotonous. So would life.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Ideas are the raw material of progress. Everything first takes shape in the form of an idea. But an idea by itself is worth nothing. An idea, like a machine, must have power applied to it before it can accomplish anything.
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    If you don't drive your business you will be driven out of business.
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    It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn.
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    Many a man thinks he is patient when, in reality, he is indifferent.
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    Many of the most successful men I have known have never grown up. They have retained bubbling-over boyishness. They have relished wit, they have indulged in humor. They have not allowed dignity to depress them into moroseness. Youthfulnesss of spirit is the twin brother of optimism, and optimism is the stuff of which American business success is fashioned. Resist growing up!
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