James Goldsmith, fully Sir James Michael "Jimmy" Goldsmith

James
Goldsmith, fully Sir James Michael "Jimmy" Goldsmith
1933
1997

Anglo-French Billionaire Financier and Tycoon

Author Quotes

I am, if you like, a Cassandra, I have always looked at the downside because the upside looks after itself.

If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.

Like the bee, we should make our industry our amusement.

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.

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

When a man marries his mistress it creates a job opportunity.

The first time I read an excellent work, it is to me just as if I gained a new friend; and when I read over a book I have perused before, it resembles the meeting of an old one.

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

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

Author Picture
First Name
James
Last Name
Goldsmith, fully Sir James Michael "Jimmy" Goldsmith
Birth Date
1933
Death Date
1997
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Anglo-French Billionaire Financier and Tycoon