Marcus Tullius Cicero, as you may know, was a famous Roman orator, philosopher, and politician. He was also an Old Money Guy, growing up in a wealthy household outside Rome that was overseen by a bookish father and managed by a thrifty, no-nonsense mother.
Here are some of his quotes that will endear him to OMG’s everywhere:
“Not to be covetous is money. Not to be avid to buy is revenue.”
“The whole thing is to be master of yourself.”
“To me indeed all things seem more praiseworthy which are done without ostentation and without public witness.”
“Not by calculation of your income, but by your manner of living and your culture, is your wealth really to be reckoned.”
Some people get a kick out of how much things change. I get a kick out of how much they don’t.