We admire success, and deplore most of the qualities and behavior that produce it.
You never find people endeavoring to convince you that you may live very happily upon a plentiful fortune.
It is when they swear to pay the money back that you can kiss it goodbye.
We spend the first half of our lives accumulating possessions and the second half getting rid of them.
Not so long ago people were enslaved by other than comfort, choice, and convenience.
To take a bribe and deliver nothing in return makes one no less corrupt, only less reliable.
It is possible to be overprivileged, and certainly to be underprivileged, but not, it seems, to be privileged just right.
Every discipline attempts to transfer sovereignty from the consumer to the producer; “professionalism” is our name for a successful coup.
You can have nice things, or you can let everybody use them.
To lose one’s money folly used to be enough; today it also requires ambition.
Most of us have finally learned to stop glamorizing poverty; now if we could only learn to stop glamorizing wealth.