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J. P. Morgan
(1837-1913) born on
Apr 17
US financier. He formed U.S. Steel, 1901 which became the first billion-dollar corporation in the world.
         
   
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You can't pick cherries with your back to the tree.

R
Anyone who has to ask about the annual upkeep of a yacht can't afford one.
A
A man always has two reasons for doing anything -- a good reason and the real reason.
N
I don't want a lawyer to tell me what I cannot do; I hire them to tell me how to do what I want to do.
K
Beckoning a waiter J. P. Morgan once ordered a beer while saying, 'When Morgan drinks, everybody drinks.' Everybody had a beer and when Morgan had finished, he slapped a dime upon the table, saying, 'When Morgan pays, everybody pays.'
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Quotable Business," ed. Louis E. Boone, 1992.
R: In "20,000 Quips and Quotes" by Evan Esar, 1968.
A: Attributed.
N: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
K: In "2500 Anecdotes for All Occasions," by Edmund Fuller, 1970.
   


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