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

Mar 272019
 

It is expensive to be poor, and wildly expensive to be stupid.

Mar 112019
 

Rich societies produce leisure sufficient for folly, and democratic societies make this everybody’s problem.

Feb 212019
 

The market may not be smarter than everyone — just everyone I know.

Jan 022019
 

Consumer capitalism isn’t soulless, quite the contrary: it provides consumers with the option of outsourcing their souls.

Dec 252018
 

Anyone who has not invested in his own recommendations has no skin in the game; and anyone who has is talking his book.

Dec 192018
 

Capitalism is a daily exercise in getting what you want without knowing what you want.

Dec 042018
 

It’s good luck to attribute one’s success to good luck.

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.