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Malcolm Forbes Quotes

Anyone who says businessmen deal in facts, not fiction, has never read old five-year projections.

Being right half the time beats being half-right all the time.

By the time we've made it, we've had it.

Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs.

Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.

Elected leaders who forget how they got there won't the next time.

Everybody has to be somebody to somebody to be anybody.

Failure is success if we learn from it.

Few businessmen are capable of being in politics, they don't understand the democratic process, they have neither the tolerance or the depth it takes. Democracy isn't a business.

If you don't know what to do with many of the papers piled on your desk, stick a dozen colleagues initials on them and pass them along. When in doubt, route.

If you expect nothing, you're apt to be surprised. You'll get it.

If you have a job without any aggravations, you don't have a job.

If you never budge, don't expect a push.

It is all one to me if a man comes from Sing Sing Prison or Harvard. We hire a man, not his history.

It's more fun to arrive a conclusion than to justify it.

It's so much easier to suggest solutions when you don't know too much about the problem.

Keeping score of old scores and scars, getting even and one-upping, always makes you less than you are.

Let your children go if you want to keep them.

Men who never get carried away should be.