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You never find people endeavoring to convince you that you may live very happily upon a plentiful fortune.
–Johnson

Jan 092018
 

The cheap stuff is far more agreeable than the idea of buying it.

Jan 012018
 

We admire success, and deplore most of the qualities and behavior that produce it.

Dec 212017
 

It is when they swear to pay the money back that you can kiss it goodbye.

Nov 242017
 

We spend the first half of our lives accumulating possessions and the second half getting rid of them.

Sep 272017
 

Not so long ago people were enslaved by other than comfort, choice, and convenience.

Aug 092017
 

To take a bribe and deliver nothing in return makes one no less corrupt, only less reliable.

Mar 272017
 

It is possible to be overprivileged, and certainly to be underprivileged, but not, it seems, to be privileged just right.

Mar 012017
 

Every discipline attempts to transfer sovereignty from the consumer to the producer; “professionalism” is our name for a successful coup.

Feb 152017
 

You can have nice things, or you can let everybody use them.

Feb 132017
 

To lose one’s money folly used to be enough; today it also requires ambition.