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Published Sunday, February 24, 2013 @ 9:29 AM EST
Feb 24 2013

Malcolm S. Forbes (August 19, 1919 – February 24, 1990)

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

A man who enjoys responsibility usually gets it. A man who merely likes exercising authority usually loses it.

Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.

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

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

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

Failure is success if we learn from it.

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

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

It's always worthwhile to make others aware of their worth.

It's never a good deal when only one party thinks it is.

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

It's the less bright students who make teachers teach better.

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

Men who never get carried away should be.

People who matter are most aware that everyone else does too.

Presence is more than just being there.

Putting pen to paper lights more fire than matches ever will.

Retirement kills more people than hard work ever did.

The best vision is insight.

The dumbest people I know are those who know it all.

The smart ones ask when they don't know. And, sometimes, when they do.

There is never enough time, unless you're serving it.

There's a big difference between cheap and reasonable.

To measure the man, measure his heart.

Too many people overvalue what they are, and undervalue what they are not.

Venture nothing, and life is less than it should be.

Victory is sweetest when you've known defeat.

When in doubt, duck.

When profit is unshared it's less likely to grow greater.

You're not a good parent, if at some point you are not an embarrassment to your children.

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