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Quote Left I never can pass by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York without thinking of it not as a gallery of living portraits but as a cemetery of tax-deductible wealth. Quote Right
Quote Left More than illness or death, the American journalist fears standing alone against the whim of his owners or the prejudices of his audience. Deprive William Safire of the insignia of the New York Times, and he would have a hard time selling his truths to a weekly broadsheet in suburban Duluth. Quote Right
Quote Left Among all the emotions, the rich have the least talent for love. It is possible to love one's dog, dress or duck-shooting hat, but a human being presents a more difficult problem. The rich might wish to experience feelings of affection, but it is almost impossible to chip away the enamel of their narcissism. They take up all the space in all the mirrors in the house. Their children, who represent the most present and therefore the most annoying claim on their attention, usually receive the brunt of their irritation. Quote Right
Quote Left A certain kind of rich man afflicted with the symptoms of moral dandyism sooner or later comes to the conclusion that it isn't enough merely to make money. He feels obliged to hold views, to espouse causes and elect Presidents, to explain to a trembling world how and why the world went wrong. The spectacle is nearly always comic. Quote Right
Quote Left Money is like fire, an element as little troubled by moralizing as earth, air and water. Men can employ it as a tool or they can dance around ... Quote Right
Quote Left We might make a public moan in the newspapers about the decay of conscience, but in private conversation, no matter what crimes a man may have... Quote Right
Quote Left The supply of government exceeds demand. Quote Right