Forbes Book of Business Quotations: 14,266 Thoughts on the Business of Life

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Running Press, Jan 2, 1997 - Business & Economics - 992 pages
Now including thousands of new quotations, this bestselling compilation of business wit and wisdom is the ultimate desk reference for speakers, writers, CEOs, managers, and employees alike.

This handsome collection, featuring nearly 2,000 new quotations, new topics, and a fresh new look, is a trove of enlightening and useful witticisms about the world of business, drawn from across the centuries and all corners of the globe. It features a wide range of germane wisdom from such contemporary luminaries as Katherine Graham, Susan Sontag, Bill Gates, Ronald Reagan, Fran Lebowitz, Gore Vidal, and Donald Trump alongside timeless quotes from Ovid, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Gertrude Stein, Mahatma Gandhi, Henry Ford, Helen Keller, John D. Rockefeller, Oscar Wilde, J.R.R. Tolkien, Virginia Woolf, George Bernard Shaw, and thousands of others—not to mention hundreds of quotes from the Forbes men themselves. Fully indexed for easy use as a speaker’s or writer’s reference, this inspiring volume comes straight from the most trusted and widely read business magazine of all time.

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Contents

Foreword
9
Introduction
10
Ability
11
Absurdity
14
Accomplishments
15
Achievements
17
Acting
21
Action
22
Judgment
459
Justice
462
Kindness
466
Knowledge
471
Labor
482
Language
485
Laws
488
Lawyers
492

Adversity
32
Advertising
34
Advice
35
Aging
38
Alcohol
47
Ambition
49
America
52
Ancestors
64
Anger
65
Animals
69
Appearance
71
Architecture
72
Art
73
Attitude
79
Banking
81
Beginning
84
Beliefs
85
Best
90
Bible
91
Blessings
92
Boasting
93
Body
94
Boldness
95
Books
96
Boredom
101
Bravery
102
Britain
103
Budget
105
Business
106
Busy
120
Canada
122
Career
123
Cars
124
Change
126
Character
130
Charity
137
Cheerfulness
139
Children
141
Choice
147
Christianity
148
Church
152
Civilization
154
Class
155
Common Sense
157
Communism
158
Competition
158
Conduct
158
Confidence
163
Congress
165
Conscience
166
Contentment
168
Contracts
170
Country
174
Courage
175
Criticism
180
Culture
183
Curiosity
184
Cynicism
185
Day
186
Death
188
Debt
189
Deception
190
Decisions
191
Democracy
192
Desires
198
Destiny
201
Difficulties
202
Dignity
205
Disagreement
206
Discipline
207
Discoveries
208
Dishonesty
210
Doctors
211
Doubt
215
Dreams
216
Duty
219
Economy
222
Education
225
Effort
237
Ego
238
Emotions
239
Employees
240
Employers
242
Enemies
243
Energy
244
Enjoyment
245
Enthusiasm
247
Envy
249
Equality
250
Errors
252
Evil
254
Example
257
Excellence
258
Executives
260
Expectations
262
Facts
266
Failure
268
Faith
272
False
277
Fame
278
Family
280
Fate
284
Faults
285
Fear
287
Fight
290
Fools
291
Forcefulness
294
Fortune
295
Free Enterprise
297
Freedom
298
Friendship
306
Future
316
Generations
323
Generosity
325
Genius
326
Giving
329
Goals
333
God
339
Golden Rule
346
Goodness
347
Goodwill
355
Gossip
356
Government
357
Gratitude
365
Greatness
366
Greed
372
Growth
373
Guilt
374
Habits
375
Happiness
377
Hate
392
Health
393
Hearf
398
Help
400
History
401
Holidays
404
Home
406
Honesty
407
Honor
410
Hope
413
Human Nature
417
Humanity
419
Humble
421
Humility
422
Humor
423
Hunger
426
Ideals
427
Ideas
430
Idleness
437
Ignorance
438
Illusions
440
Imagination
441
Impossible
444
Improvement
445
Independence
446
Individual
447
Industry
448
Insults
450
Intelligence
452
Jobs
457
Joy
458
Leadership
494
Learning
499
Leisure
502
Liberty
505
Lies
510
Life
513
Listening
534
Living
535
Loneliness
538
Loyalty
544
Luck
545
Man
547
Management
558
Manners
560
Marriage
562
Media
565
Memory
567
Merit
569
Mind
571
Misfortune
577
Mistakes
579
Moderation
581
Money
582
Months
594
Morals
595
Motives
599
Music
600
Names
603
Nature
606
Necessity
613
Neighbors
614
News
615
Nobility
616
Nothing
617
Obligations
618
Opinions
619
Opportunities
623
Order
628
Organization
629
Passions
631
Patience
633
Patriotism
636
Peace
637
Perfection
642
Perseverance
644
Personality
648
Philanthropy
649
Philosophy
650
Planning
651
Please
653
Pleasure
654
Poetry
657
Politeness
658
Politics
660
Poor
665
Possessions
667
Power
669
Praise
673
Prayer
676
Prejudice
678
Present
679
Pride
681
Principles
683
Problems
685
Procrastination
688
Profit
690
Progress
691
Promises
696
Prosperity
697
Prudence
698
Purpose
699
Qualities
701
Quality
702
Reading
704
Reality
706
Reason
707
Religion
709
Reputation
714
Research
715
Resolution
716
Respect
717
Responsibility
719
Rest
722
Riches
723
Right
725
Righteousness
727
Rights
728
Rulers
730
Salesmanship
732
Satisfaction
734
Science
735
Seasons
740
Secrets
743
Security
744
Self
746
Selfishness
760
Service
761
Sex
765
Silence
766
Simplicity
768
Sincerity
769
Sins
771
Smiles
772
Society
773
Solitude
776
Sorrow
777
Soul
779
Speaking
781
Spiritual
784
Sports
787
Statesman
790
Stocks
791
Study
794
Stupidity
795
Success
796
Suffering
809
Superiority
811
Sympathy
812
Talent
813
Talk
815
Taxes
818
Temper
822
Temptation
823
Thinking
824
Thought
831
Time
838
Today
844
Tolerance
845
Travel
846
Trouble
847
Trust
852
Truth
854
Trying
864
Tyranny
865
Understanding
867
Usefulness
869
Vacations
871
Vanity
873
Violence
874
Virtue
875
Voting
880
Wages
881
War
882
Waste
885
Wealth
887
Weather
899
Will
900
Winning
901
Wisdom
902
Wit
911
Words
914
Work
916
World
934
Worry
938
Writing
940
Wrong
945
Youth
947
Zeal
951
Index
953
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About the author (1997)

Ted Goodman is the general editor of the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals at Columbia University in New York City. He is the author of Fire! The 100 Most Devastating Fires Through the Ages and the Heroes Who Fought Them, and the editor of Writing the Rails: Train Adventures by the World’s Best-Loved Writers.

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