Quotation by Alice Foote MacDougall

You the rich are no whit more attractive or capable than you who were poor and struggling a few years back. But when before you plodded lonely and unappreciated, now the glamour of the motor and the smart apartment surrounds you with a tangible glory. It is amazing how many friends look you up, call you by name, and extol you, who were once a little timid, or indifferent, or utterly neglectful in your time of dire poverty. One has true friends when one is poor and no riches can be greater than that. They are not so obvious when one is rich.
Alice Foote MacDougall (1867–1945), U.S. businesswoman. The Autobiography of a Business Woman, ch. 7 (1928).

MacDougall, a flourishing coffee, tea, and cocoa merchant, and a coffee house proprietor, had struggled in poverty for some years before achieving success.
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