B. C. Forbes

1880 - 1954

A Quote by B. C. Forbes on resolution, happiness, and elixir

Happiness is normally the prime search of every rational human being. One way to derive increasing happiness during the year we have just entered is to strive diligently to promote the happiness of others, to think of them first, yourself second. Happiness is the greatest tonic, the greatest elixir, of all. Worry is among the worst poisons. One sensible New Year resolution: I will do my utmost to have consideration for others, to exercise usefulness, to radiate happiness, to conquer worrying over things I cannot possibly remedy.

B. C. Forbes (1880 - 1954)

Source: B.C. Forbes (1951) via Forbes Magazine: Thoughts on Business Life, January 9, 2006 Issue

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A Quote by B. C. Forbes on business, cheerfulness, good, heart, jobs, people, and work

A willing, cheerful worker, with his heart in his job, will turn out more work and more satisfactory work in 44 hours than an unwilling worker, dissatisfied with his conditions, will turn out in 54 hours. It is good business, therefore, for every employer to go as far as he possibly can in reaching a schedule agreeable to his people.

B. C. Forbes (1880 - 1954)

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A Quote by B. C. Forbes on business, profit, satisfaction, and yielding

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.

B. C. Forbes (1880 - 1954)

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A Quote by B. C. Forbes on journeys

The man who is cocksure that he has arrived is ready for the return journey.

B. C. Forbes (1880 - 1954)

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A Quote by B. C. Forbes on religion

The man without religion is as a ship without a rudder.

B. C. Forbes (1880 - 1954)

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A Quote by B. C. Forbes on age, business, men, retirement, and success

I have known not a few men who, after reaching the summits of business success, found themselves miserable on attaining retirement age.

B. C. Forbes (1880 - 1954)

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A Quote by B. C. Forbes on defeat, heart, history, and obstacles

History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heart-breaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.

B. C. Forbes (1880 - 1954)

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A Quote by B. C. Forbes on children, fate, fortune, and world

Upon our children-how they are taught-rests the fate-or fortune-of tomorrow's world.

B. C. Forbes (1880 - 1954)

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A Quote by B. C. Forbes on time

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Time mends all, ends all things earthly.

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A Quote by B. C. Forbes on animals, body, failure, mind, purpose, survival, and world

That which is useless dies. Animals that fail to serve some useful purpose in the scheme of things slowly but surely become extinct. Let any part of the human body cease to perform its ordained function, and it withers-as when an arm is kept long in a sling. This same decree, that nothing useless is permitted to survive, runs through the mind of the industrial world.

B. C. Forbes (1880 - 1954)

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