B. C. Forbes Quotes

 

Work is the meat of life, pleasure the dessert.

— B. C. Forbes

Christmas is a tonic for our souls. It moves us to think of others rather than of ourselves. It directs our thoughts to giving.

— B. C. Forbes

If you don’t drive your business, you will be driven out of business.

— B. C. Forbes

It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn.

— B. C. Forbes

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.

— B. C. Forbes

The man who has done his level best… is a success, even though the world may write him down a failure.

— B. C. Forbes

Jealousy… is a mental cancer.

— B. C. Forbes

Many a man thinks he is patient when, in reality, he is indifferent.

— B. C. Forbes

A shady business never yields a sunny life.

— B. C. Forbes

Real riches are the riches possessed inside.

— B. C. Forbes

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.

— B. C. Forbes

Difficulties should act as a tonic. They should spur us to greater exertion.

— B. C. Forbes

He best keeps from anger who remembers that God is always looking upon him.

— B. C. Forbes

There is more credit and satisfaction in being a first-rate truck driver than a tenth-rate executive.

— B. C. Forbes

To make headway, improve your head.

— B. C. Forbes

The man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a failure.

— B. C. Forbes

The truth doesn’t hurt unless it ought to.

— B. C. Forbes

Better to be occasionally cheated than perpetually suspicious.

— B. C. Forbes

What you have outside you counts less than what you have inside you.

— B. C. Forbes

A business like an automobile, has to be driven, in order to get results.

— B. C. Forbes

Golf without bunkers and hazards would be tame and monotonous. So would life.

— B. C. Forbes

Books are like a mirror. If an ass looks in, you can’t expect an angel to look out.

— B. C. Forbes

The bargain that yields mutual satisfaction is the only one that is apt to be repeated.

— B. C. Forbes

The man who is intent on making the most of his opportunities is too busy to bother about luck.

— B. C. Forbes

Turn resolutely to work, to recreation, or in any case to physical exercise till you are so tired you can’t help going to sleep, and when you wake up you won’t want to worry.

— B. C. Forbes

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