I graduated from Stowe, a big public school,
my headmaster's parting words to me were:
I predict you will either go to prison or
become a millionaire."
are instances of millionaires'
unspoiled by wealth,
who, being rich, still perform great
services in the community. Such are the
very salt of the earth, as valuable
as, unfortunately, they are rare; still
it is not the exception, but the rule, that
must regard, and, looking at the usual result
of enormous sums conferred upon legatees,
the thoughtful man must shortly say, "I
would as soon leave to my son a curse as
the almighty dollar,"
and admit to himself that it is not the
welfare of the children, but family pride,
which inspires these enormous legacies.
is more important
than the last hundred million