James Goldsmith

James
Goldsmith
1933
1997

French Billionaire Financier and tycoon

Author Quotes

If you see a bandwagon, it's too late.

Tolerance is a tremendous virtue, but the immediate neighbors of tolerance are apathy and weakness.

Praise in the beginning is agreeable enough; and we receive it as a favor; but when it comes in great quantities, we regard it only as a debt, which nothing but our merit could extort.

People seldom improve when they have no model but themselves to copy after.

None has more frequent conversations with a disagreeable self than the man of pleasure; his enthusiasms are but few and transient; his appetites, like angry creditors, are continually making fruitless demands for what he is unable to pay; and the greater his former pleasures, the more strong his regret, the more impatient his expectations. A life of pleasure is, therefore, the most unpleasing life.

The fortunate circumstances of our lives are generally found, at last, to be our own producing.

Fortune is ever seen accompanying industry.

Author Picture
First Name
James
Last Name
Goldsmith
Birth Date
1933
Death Date
1997
Bio

French Billionaire Financier and tycoon