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

Apr 162020
 

The money is always for something, but the service often differs from the job description.

Apr 102020
 

Money, n.  Crystallized desire.

Jan 152020
 

Only moderns, criminals, and small children regard a desire for something as a sign that they ought to have it.

Dec 182019
 

Reasoning to broad, correct conclusions is like beating the market: it happens, but not to you.

Nov 192019
 

The nostalgia is not for poverty but for the social bonds that poverty demands and cements.

Nov 152019
 

The capitalists will sell the communists the rope with which they will jointly hang the remaining holdouts against our glorious corpo-progressive future.

Nov 082019
 

All motives are base; some actions are noble.

Oct 072019
 

What you get is, to a first approximation, what you want.

Sep 182019
 

If no man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money, then world literature is almost entirely the province of blockheads.

Aug 132019
 

It is crime, of all fields, that most attracts the woefully underqualified.