I don’t think about financial success as the measurement of my success.
I finally know what distinguishes man from the other beasts: financial worries.
I made my money by selling too soon.
For the merchant, even honesty is a financial speculation.
Gold and silver, like other commodities, have an intrinsic value, which is not arbitrary, but is dependent on their scarcity, the quantity of labour bestowed in procuring them, and the value of the capital employed in the mines which produce them.