J. P. Morgan Quote
Source/Notes: Variant: "You have no right to own a yacht if you ask that question"
Source/Notes: Quoted in the New York World (11 May 1901) during the Northern Pacific Corner. See Morgan: American Financier by Jean Strouse
“The first thing is character … before money or anything else. Money cannot buy it.… A man I do not trust could not get money from me on all the bonds in Christendom. I think that is the fundamental basis of business.”
Source/Notes: Testimony to the Pujo Committee (1912)