Anglo-French Billionaire Financier and Tycoon
"Tolerance is a tremendous virtue, but the immediate neighbours of tolerance are apathy and weakness."
"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. "
"I am, if you like, a Cassandra, I have always looked at the downside because the upside looks after itself."
"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."