No rich man is a patriot, no rich man is a friend. They have all only got one fatherland the Ritz-Carlton; and one friend the mistress they're promising to divorce their wives for.
The waste, the insane freaks of these money men, the cynicism and egotism of their life... I'll show that they are not brilliant, not romantic, not delightful, not intelligent.
When people are collecting gold they aren't doing business. ... Gold is constipation: even bankruptcy is more fluid. Gold isn't wealth: positions in markets are wealth.
If all the rich people in the world divided up their money among themselves, there wouldn't be enough to go around.
You want to be free and break new ground, speak your mind, fear no man, have the neighbours acknowledge that you're a good man; and at the same time you want to be a success, make money, join the country club, get the votes and kick the other man in the teeth and off the ladder.
It is a rule of creative ability that it does nothing of any value, while it is possessed by this afflatus of vanity.
Money goes where money is, money yearns where money is.
Creation of something out of nothing is the most primitive of human passions and the most optimistic
About myself - no. I'm unimportant, an observer, a wandering animal.
I know your breed; all your fine officials debauch the younger girls who are afraid to lose their jobs: that's as old as Washington.
Gentlemen are overestimated, that is my experience.
Intuition is not infallible; it only seems to be the truth. It is a message which we may interpret wrongly.
Money has no country.
A woman can't be, until a girl dies. . . . I mean the sprites that girls are, so different from us, all their fancies, their illusions, their flower world, the dreams they live in.
Charm is a cunning self-forgetfulness.
I don't know what imagination is, if not an unpruned, tangled kind of memory.
Altruism is selfishness out with a pair of field glasses and imagination.
Humorists are always pessimists. They're reactionaries: because they see that every golden cloud has a black lining.
Behind the concept of woman's strangeness is the idea that a woman may do anything: she is below society, not bound by its law, unpredictable; an attribute given to every member of the league of the unfortunate.
Weak, tea-drinking, effeminate, ineffectual--masters of India, robbers of South Africa, bedevillers of all Europe.
Financiers are great mythomaniacs, their explanations and superstitions are those of primitive men; the world is a jungle to them.They perceive acutely that they are at the dawn of economic history.
The French are a tremendously verbal race: they kill you with their assurances, their repetitions, their reasons, their platitudes, their formulae, their propositions, their solutions.
The white man in the tropics degenerates every day.
Everyone likes the obscene; that is real life.
If equity and human natural reason were allowed there would be no law, there would be no lawyers.
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