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.
Creation of something out of nothing is the most primitive of human passions and the most optimistic
Money goes where money is, money yearns where money is.
About myself - no. I'm unimportant, an observer, a wandering animal.
Gentlemen are overestimated, that is my experience.
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.
Intuition is not infallible; it only seems to be the truth. It is a message which we may interpret wrongly.
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.
Money has no country.
Charm is a cunning self-forgetfulness.
I don't know what imagination is, if not an unpruned, tangled kind of memory.
Humorists are always pessimists. They're reactionaries: because they see that every golden cloud has a black lining.
Men never believe a woman can do anything.
Weak, tea-drinking, effeminate, ineffectual--masters of India, robbers of South Africa, bedevillers of all Europe.
People who don't like scandals shouldn't be in finance.
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.
Old age and youth cannot live together.
A tory youth is a youth speculating on his future.
... the great white city of brotherhood, Washington ...
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