John Jacob Astor Quote
“Youth is fair, a graceful stag,
Leaping, playing in a park.
Age is gray, a toothless hag,
Stumbling in the dark.”
―Isaac Leib Peretz
Sewing the Wedding Gown, 1906. Nine One-Act Plays from Yiddish. B. F. White, translated Boston, John W. Luce & Co., 1932, p. 127.
“Love, friendship and respect do not unite people as much as a common hatred for something.”
The Note-books of Anton Tchekhov (1921 edition), translated by Samuel Solomonovitch Koteliansky and Leonard Woolf, p. 13
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsJohn Jacob Astor
Born: July 17, 1763
Died: March 29, 1848 (aged 84)
Occupation: Businessman, merchant, investor
Bio: John Jacob Astor was a German-American business magnate, merchant and investor who was the first prominent member of the Astor family and the first multi-millionaire in the United States. He was the creator of the first trust in America.