Malcolm Forbes

1919 - 1990

A Quote by Malcolm S. Forbes on hope and thought

When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always be worse. And when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better.

Malcolm Forbes (1919 - 1990)

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A Quote by Malcolm S. Forbes on opposites and trying

Trying to impress others does - usually in quite the opposite way.

Malcolm Forbes (1919 - 1990)

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A Quote by Malcolm S. Forbes on agreement, art, birds, conversation, death, and good

One often reads about the art of conversation-how it's dying or what's needed to make it flourish, or how rare good ones are. But wouldn't you agree that the infinitely more valuable rara avis [rare bird] is a good listener.

Malcolm Forbes (1919 - 1990)

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A Quote by Malcolm S. Forbes on dreams and life

Living and dreaming are two different things - but you can't do one without the other.

Malcolm Forbes (1919 - 1990)

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A Quote by Malcolm S. Forbes on mistakes

Making mistakes is human ... repeating 'em is too.

Malcolm Forbes (1919 - 1990)

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A Quote by Malcolm S. Forbes on discovery, justice, and meaning

Meaningful truths are never newly discovered; they're just uncovered anew.

Malcolm Forbes (1919 - 1990)

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A Quote by Malcolm S. Forbes on time

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Knowing when to keep your mouth shut is invariably more important than opening it at the right time.

Malcolm Forbes (1919 - 1990)

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A Quote by Malcolm S. Forbes on difficulty

. . . the most difficult thing asked by our young is not our earnings but our ears.

Malcolm Forbes (1919 - 1990)

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A Quote by Malcolm S. Forbes on boredom, persistence, and elightenment

A bore is someone who persists in holding his own views after we have enlightened him with ours.

Malcolm Forbes (1919 - 1990)

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A Quote by Malcolm S. Forbes on business, democracy, politics, tolerance, and understanding

Few businessmen are capable of being in politics - they don't understand the democratic process-they have neither the tolerance nor the depth it takes - democracy isn't a business.

Malcolm Forbes (1919 - 1990)

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