Getting

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

Nov 142018
 

Unable to reach the grapes, we conclude first that they are sour; and later, after meditating deeply, that sweetness is not worth having.

Sep 032018
 

The Two Laws of Pop Economics

1. What looks public-spirited is, in fact, greedy.
2. What looks greedy is, in fact, public-spirited.

May 312018
 

Boilerplate, n.   The section of a contract in which you waive all your rights in perpetuity.

May 102018
 

An infallible sign of failure is the consumption of hortatory sermons on success.

May 032018
 

It’s a lot less fun to pursue power, wealth, and status if you can’t use them to get women.

Apr 262018
 

The illusion of wealth comes cheap; the illusion of taste costs a fortune.

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.