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... if I had been a man, self-respect, family pressure and the public opinion of my class would have pushed me into a money-making profession; as a mere woman I could carve out a career of disinterested research.
John D. Rockefeller
American industrialist: founder Exxon 1839-19370
I had no ambition to make a fortune. Mere money-making has never been my goal, I had an ambition to build.
American philosopher 1842-19100
We have grown literally afraid to be poor. We despise anyone who elects to be poor in order to simplify and save his inner life. If he does not join the general scramble and pant with the money-making street, we deem him spiritless and lacking in ambition.