A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason.— J. P. Morgan
The most memorable J. P. Morgan quotes that will activate your inner potential
People without homes will not quarrel with their leaders.
This is well known among our principle men now engaged in forming an imperialism of capitalism to govern the world. By dividing the people we can get them to expend their energies in fighting over questions of no importance to us except as teachers of the common herd.
Anyone who has to ask about the annual upkeep of a yacht can't afford one.
Anyone can be a millionaire, but to become a billionaire you need an astrologer.
The key to living a moral life is this: Do nothing in private that you would be ashamed to discuss openly with your mother.
Gold is money. Everything else is credit.
Decide that you are not going to stay where you are.
You can't pick cherries with your back to the tree.
Millionaires don't use astrology...the billionaires do.
You are affluent when you buy what you want, do what you wish and don't give a thought to what it costs.
Before money or anything else. Money cannot buy it...Because a man I do not trust could not get money from me on all the bonds in Christendom.
Anybody has a right to evade taxes if he can get away with it.
No citizen has a moral obligation to assist in maintaining his government
Millionaires don't have astrologers, billionaires do.
You have no right to own a yacht if you ask that question.
Money equals business which equals power, all of which come from character and trust.
I do not remember in my whole life I ever willfully misrepresented anything to anybody at any time. I have never knowingly had connection with a fraudulent scheme.
Money is gold, and nothing else
I'll do business with anyone, but I'll only go sailing with gentlemen.
When asked what the stock market will do: It will fluctuate.
The wise man bridges the gap by laying out the path by means of which he can get from where he is to where he wants to go.
I'm not in Wall Street for my health.
Don't talk to me about appealing to the public.
I am done with the public, for the present anyway. The public reads the headlines and that is all. The story itself is fair and shows the facts. That would be all right if the public read the facts. But it does not. It reads the headlines and listens to the demagogues and that's the stuff public opinion is made of.
Giving debt relief to people that really need it, that's what foreclosure is.
When you expect things to happen - strangely enough - they do happen.
If that's all he can get, and he takes it, I should say it's enough.
No sir. The first thing is character.
You can't unscramble eggs.
Gold is Money. That's it
A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason. Let us be like the man of the frontier and always reveal with utmost honesty our real reasons for all that we do.
I made a fortune getting out too soon.
Congress should know how to levy taxes, and if it doesn't know how to collect them, then a man is a fool to pay the taxes.
Any man who is a bear on the future of this country will go broke.
Let every lion do his duty.
A man generally has two reasons for doing a thing. One that sounds good, and a real one.