"Difficulties should act as a tonic. They should spur us to greater exertion." - B. C. Forbes

"The human being who lives only for himself finally reaps nothing but unhappiness. Selfishness corrodes. Unselfishness ennobles, satisfies. Don't put off the joy derivable from doing helpful, kindly things for others." - B. C. Forbes

"Opportunity can benefit no man who has not fitted himself to seize it and use it. Opportunity woos the worthy, shuns the unworthy. Prepare yourself to grasp opportunity, and opportunity is likely to come your way. It is not so fickle, capricious and unreasoning as some complain." - 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

"Our future and our fate lie in our wills more than in our hands, for our hands are but the instruments of our wills." - B. C. Forbes

"The man of fixed ingrained principles who has mapped out a straight course, and has the courage and self-control to adhere to it, does not find life complex. Complexities are all of our own making." - B. C. Forbes

"When it comes to betting on yourself ... you're a chicken-livered coward if you hesitate." - B. C. Forbes

"Lady Luck generally woos those who earnestly, enthusiastically, unremittingly woo her." - B. C. Forbes

"Money, or even power, can never yield happiness unless it be accompanied by the goodwill of others." - 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

"The real friend is he or she who can share all our sorrow and double our joys." - B. C. Forbes

"Call the roll in your memory of conspicuously successful business giants and ... you will be struck by the fact that almost every one of them encountered inordinate difficulties sufficient to crush all but the gamest of spirits. Edison went hungry many times before he became famous." - B. C. Forbes

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