Fall 1965 • Vol. XXVII No. 4 NonfictionOctober 1, 1965 |

Let Me Tell You about the Rich…

The love of money is the root of all evil. If you're so smart, why ain't you rich? A man who marries money has to earn it. Money can't buy happiness. Money can't buy happiness—but it sure does help. Shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations. You can't take it with you. F. S. Fitzgerald: "The rich are different from us." E. Hemingway: "Yes, they have more money." A lack of money is the root of all evil. —A little anthology of favorite American sayings Just how they are "different from us" is a quality certain American novelists have tried to capture over the past 100 years or so. It has not been an easy or wholly successful job; there are only a few ways of being poor in America, but there are a great many ways of being rich. There are the rich who have, lived with such plainness that only their bankers and lawyers have appreciated them fully. There are those who have lived as ostentatiously as maharajahs. And there have been those who lived in remarkable luxury

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