Saturday, 9 August 2014

Quote of the Week

"Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me. They possess and enjoy early, and it does something to them, makes them soft where we are hard, and cynical where we are trustful, in a way that, unless you were born rich, it is very difficult to understand. They think, deep in their hearts, that they are better than we are because we had to discover the compensations and refuges of life for ourselves. Even when they enter deep into our world or sink below us, they still think that they are better than we are."
F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote that in a 1925 short story, The Rich Boy. He could have been describing Tony Abbott’s "Billionaire's Advisory Council". [The Sydney Morning Herald, 1 August 2014]

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