Ward McAllister Quote
“A dinner invitation, once accepted, is a sacred obligation. If you die before the dinner takes place, your executor must attend.”
Society as I Have Found it (1890 edition)
As quoted in: N.Y. Tribune, 25 March 1888
“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”
Attributed. According to the article "Herman Cain: 'I Am the American Dream'" in Parade Magazine, Oct. 13, 1996, Herman Cain is the author of the quote.
“Give me, kind Heaven, a private station,
A mind serene for contemplation:
Title and profit I resign;
The post of honour shall be mine.”
An Indian's views of Indian affairs, 1879
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsWard McAllister
Died: 1895 (aged 68)
Bio: Samuel Ward McAllister was the self-appointed arbiter of New York society from the 1860s to the early 1890s.