Every great racket begins as a business, becomes a movement, and eventually degenerates into a cause.
You never find people endeavoring to convince you that you may live very happily upon a plentiful fortune.
Some respect is due the man who sells himself dear.
A large reputation, like an impetus in a vacuum, can, in the absence of a countervailing force, be coasted on forever.
The ambitious man believes, with perfect sincerity, in whatever furthers his ambition.
Every charitable foundation does more harm than good, if it lasts long enough, eventually falling into the hands of people who wish to run charitable foundations.
Big business has long aspired to be big government’s executor, and it nears its end.
It is not enough that we have more; they must have less.
If you fear giant multinational corporations, bent only on turning a profit, just wait until they develop other interests.
Our ancestors attributed to the gods the vicissitudes of the weather, and we attribute to the President the vicissitudes of the stock market.
We are to the immense wealth that swaddles us and the conditions that produced it as a fish to water — scarcely aware of it and shortly dead without it.