The clearest version of vision, backed by the purest grade of greed is a ripen file of failure.
Immense wealth, and its lavish expenditure, fill the great house with all that can please the eye, or tempt the taste. Here, appetite, not food, is the great desideratum.
Sometimes you just have to know when the battle you’re fighting is one best walked away from, than fought to the cold, bitter end.
The events of the Titanic disaster can be seen as a symbol of what happens through overconfidence in technology, complacence, and a mindset of profits over people’s safety.
[A]nd you may know how little God thinks of money by observing on what bad and contemptible characters he often bestows it.”
[Man and the Gospel (1865)]
Ambition’s ambition is immortality. To create an eternal legacy.
Some prevailing signs of social climbers are their:
– ticking cunning ambition
– times of deceit
– hand of wickedness
– gloves of bigotry
– hidden bunch of schemes
– cup of pride
– sip of prejudice
– odour of greed
– grit of hatred
Their favorite hunger is comparing themselves to others. A thirst of competition with sloth, jealousy and anger at their spirits.
Instead of loving people and using money, people often love money and use people.
Among the rich you will never find a really generous man even by accident. They may give their money away, but they will never give themselves away; they are egotistic, secretive, dry as old bones. To be smart enough to get all that money you must be dull enough to want it.
…an’ there never yet was speculation but in the long run, it meant smash. Ye run so hard that ye fall ower yoursel