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500 of the Most Witty, Acerbic and Erudite Things Ever Said About Money by Philip Jenks

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Success and failure

Definitions

“Achievement: the death of endeavour and the birth of disgust.”

Ambrose Pierce, ‘The Devil’s Dictionary’

“The successful man is one who makes more than his wife can spend. And the successful woman is one who can find such a man.”

Bienvenida Buck, ‘How to Marry a Millionaire’

Formulas for success

“I cannot give you the formula for success but I can give you the formula for failure: try to please everybody.”

Herbert Bayard Swope

“The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.”

Groucho Marx

“My formula for success is rise early, work late, and strike oil.”

J. Paul Getty

“If you want to be a success in the world, promise everything and deliver ...

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