With his philanthropy the tycoon assuages his guilt for the good he has done with his business.
You never find people endeavoring to convince you that you may live very happily upon a plentiful fortune.
The Four Irrational Beliefs of Highly Effective People
3. Forecasting ability
4. All-around superiority
The usual fantasy life is only a deluxe version of the actual one.
The contemporary businessman cares only for art, and the contemporary artist only for money.
If the efficient-market hypothesis were true, someone would have thought of it before Fama.
The very worst people are never much interested in money.
If one person can destroy your business, you may as well have a job.
Americans must be stupid; they are so rich.
The Puritans labored, not to persuade God to elect them — that was decided — but to show the neighbors that He had. Status trumps Grace.
That poverty causes crime may be doubted: what is certain is that crime causes poverty.