George Peabody Quotes (1 quote)
Martin Chuzzlewit (1844), Chapter XXVII
“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.”
Illusions : The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah (1977)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsGeorge Peabody
Born: February 18, 1795
Died: November 4, 1869 (aged 74)
Occupation: Businessman, financier, banker, entrepreneur
Bio: George Peabody was an American-British entrepreneur and philanthropist who founded the Peabody Trust in Britain and the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, and was responsible for many other charitable initiatives.
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“Poverty is uncomfortable, as I can testify; but nine times out of ten the best thing that can happen to a young man is to be tossed overboard and compelled to sink or swim for himself.”