He Said That? 2/9/18

From Edwin Lefèvre (1871–1943), American journalist, writer, and diplomat most noted for his writings on Wall Street business, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator (1923):

The sucker has always tried to get something for nothing, and the appeal in all booms is always frankly to the gambling instinct aroused by cupidity and spurred by a pervasive prosperity. People who look for easy money invariably pay for the privilege of proving conclusively that it cannot be found on this sordid earth.

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One response to “He Said That? 2/9/18

  1. Anyone who read this book should realize the author was a fraud, a man who played all the angles, and after 1929 blew his brains out after losing another fortune in the crash.

    So take it from a man who ought to know and who paid the price.

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