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"You see, the rich are different from you and me: they have more influence. It’s partly a matter of campaign contributions, but it’s also a matter of social pressure, since politicians spend a lot of time hanging out with the wealthy. So when the rich face the prospect of paying an extra 3 or 4 percent of their income in taxes, politicians feel their pain | feel it much more acutely, it’s clear, than they feel the pain of families who are losing their jobs, their houses, and their hopes. And when the tax fight is over, one way or another, you can be sure that the people currently defending the incomes of the elite will go back to demanding cuts in Social Security and aid to the unemployed. America must make hard choices, they’ll say; we all have to be willing to make sacrifices. But when they say “we,” they mean “you.” Sacrifice is for the little people."

Paul Krugman Wealth

“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.”

Bill Gates Hubris

"If you got caught humping another woman [if] you're both naked and caught in the act you'd want BP to explain to your wife how it didn't happen."

Unknown Other

"...dumber than taking a five year-old to a strip club (and forgetting to instruct him not to tell Mom)."

Unknown Inteligence

“With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.”

Steven Weinberg Religion

"Handle every Stressful situation like a dog. If you can't eat it or play with it, Pee on it and walk away."

Unknown Advice

"Behind every great fortune there is a crime."

Balzac Wealth

"Measure with a micrometer, mark with chalk, cut with an axe,"

Unknown Advice

"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them."

Mark Twain Inteligence

“Why shouldn’t the American people take half of my money from me? I took ALL of it from them!”

Founder of Filene Dept. Stores and the US Chamber of Commerce

Edward Filene Taxes

"The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it back in your pocket."

Unknown Advice

"Keep a good sharp edge on your knife, son. Keep a good sharp edge on your knife. A good sharp edge is a man's best edge against the unexpected vagaries of life."

Unknown Advice

"...but do you believe your actions in this life make a difference in the world to come?'

"If we're going to be judged on something in the afterlife, I think it'll probably be our inaction's. It's not difficult to live a pious life, if you think about it, imagining you'll be saved if you stick to a few rules. But think of all the good things you could have done but didn't because you were too lazy or complacent. I think we'll be judged on our potential."

"I forget where I first heard the idea, but it does stay with you. I think it's somewhere in the Qur'an."

The Network

N/A Other

"Friends are false; enemies are real."

Old Mexican Saying

Unknown Advice

"You have to distinguish between two things |the economy and the stock market. The economy is the sum of all the goods and services that are produced in this country every day. There are telephones, cars, chickens and airplanes. That's the economy, and it's just as strong or weak today as it was a week ago."

"The Stock Exchange is something very different. There is no economy and no production of goods and services. There are only fantasies in which people from one hour to the next decide that this or that company is worth so many billions, more or less. It doesn't have a thing to do with reality or with the economy."

"It only means that a bunch of heavy speculators are now moving their shareholdings from companies here to German or Chinese ones. So it's the financial gnomes that some tough reporter should identify and expose as traitors. They're the ones who are systematically and perhaps deliberately damaging the economy in order to satisfy the profit interests of their clients."

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Unknown Wealth