The first thing [in credit] 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.
Testimony to the Pujo Committee (1912)
When asked what the stock market will do: It will fluctuateJ. P. Morgan
I owe the public nothing.J. P. Morgan
A man always has two reasons for what he does a good one, and the real one.J. P. Morgan