Getting

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

Nov 042015
 

The Puritans labored, not to persuade God to elect them — that was decided — but to show the neighbors that He had. Status trumps Grace.

Oct 232015
 

That poverty causes crime may be doubted: what is certain is that crime causes poverty.

Sep 082015
 

Hallmark and Instagram are just two of the many fortunes to be made by permitting humans to communicate without the inconvenient obligation of articulate speech.

Aug 122015
 

Money declares our trust in God, Who has observed our trust in money.

Jul 272015
 

Last to the meeting is most powerful, and apotheosis consists in not showing up at all.

Jul 202015
 

Having money is frequently confused with not having to think about it.

Jul 082015
 

Halving your actual possessions doubles your effective ones.

Jun 012015
 

Men sometimes stumble into vast fortunes, despite manifest incompetence, bad character, and borderline imbecility. Never give up.

May 112015
 

Robes always dignify begging — saffron for the Buddhist monk, black for the college president.