The illusion of wealth comes cheap; the illusion of taste costs a fortune.
You never find people endeavoring to convince you that you may live very happily upon a plentiful fortune.
The cheap stuff is far more agreeable than the idea of buying it.
We admire success, and deplore most of the qualities and behavior that produce it.
It is when they swear to pay the money back that you can kiss it goodbye.
We spend the first half of our lives accumulating possessions and the second half getting rid of them.
Not so long ago people were enslaved by other than comfort, choice, and convenience.
To take a bribe and deliver nothing in return makes one no less corrupt, only less reliable.
It is possible to be overprivileged, and certainly to be underprivileged, but not, it seems, to be privileged just right.
Every discipline attempts to transfer sovereignty from the consumer to the producer; “professionalism” is our name for a successful coup.
You can have nice things, or you can let everybody use them.