Quotes by: B. C. Forbes

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B. C. Forbes
B. C. Forbes, c. 1917
Born Bertie Charles Forbes
(1880-05-14)May 14, 1880
New Deer, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Died May 6, 1954(1954-05-06) (aged 73)
New York City, United States
Nationality Scottish American
Alma mater University of St Andrews
Occupation Journalist, author, publisher
Spouse(s) Adelaide Mary Stevenson (1896-1973)

Difficulties should act as a tonic. They should spur us to greater exertion.
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
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
It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn.
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
Golf without bunkers and hazards would be tame and monotonous. So would life.
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
Books are like a mirror. If an ass looks in, you can't expect an angel to look out.
B. C. Forbes
He best keeps from anger who remembers that God is always looking upon him.
B. C. Forbes
The bargain that yields mutual satisfaction is the only one that is apt to be repeated.
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.
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