„The only question with wealth is what to do with it. It can be used for evil purposes or it can be an instrumentality for constructive social living.“

John D. Rockefeller, Jr: A Portrait (1956)
Контексте: I was born into it [wealth] and there was nothing I could do about it. It was there, like air or food or any other element. The only question with wealth is what to do with it. It can be used for evil purposes or it can be an instrumentality for constructive social living.

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American financier and philanthropist 1874 - 1960

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