To lose one’s money folly used to be enough; today it also requires ambition.
You never find people endeavoring to convince you that you may live very happily upon a plentiful fortune.
Most of us have finally learned to stop glamorizing poverty; now if we could only learn to stop glamorizing wealth.
So many arguments won, and still no spoils.
We are rich, and adapted to be poor, and thus miserable.
We despise capitalism, democracy, and technology not for giving us what we want, but for showing us what we want.
Money makes all things possible, such as not caring about money.
It is difficult, when you are poor and obscure, to persuade anyone of your indifference to wealth and fame.
The lottery ticket is cheap, it’s the hope that’s expensive.
The shrewdest strivers all profess a deep and abiding respect for intellect, provided it keeps its distance.
With his philanthropy the tycoon assuages his guilt for the good he has done with his business.