There’s no reason to be the richest man in the cemetery. You can’t do any business from there.
We make ourselves rich by making our wants few.
What’s the difference between eccentric and weird? Eccentric is when you’re weird and you have money.
Aristocracy: What is left over from rich ancestors after the money is gone.
Errors look so very ugly in persons of small means – one feels they are taking quite a liberty in going astray; whereas people of fortune may naturally indulge in a few delinquencies.
The aristocracy of feudal parchment has passed away with a mighty rushing, and now, by a natural course, we arrive at aristocracy of the money-bag.
A status symbol is an instrument you clash when you want someone to know you are there.
Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor.
What is robbing a bank compared with founding a bank?
Every time I followed Andre Meyer’s [Lazard investment banker] advice, I made money.