Hetty Green

You know what the fellow said: In Italy for 30 years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love – they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock

— Orson Welles as Harry Lime in The Third Man

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have

— Thomas Jefferson