Getting

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

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.

Mar 192015
 

A few bucks: In American parlance, a sum either a great deal more or a great deal less than you wish to represent.

Jan 052015
 

Success, n.   A not entirely unbroken record of failure.

Nov 182014
 

Better a handout than a sermon, and better neither than both.

Oct 312014
 

The joy of money lies less in what one does than in what one might do.