Quotation by Hetty Green

... the ... thing I am proudest of in my whole business life is that I do not take, that I never took in all my life, and never, never! will take, one single penny more than 6% on any loan or any contract.
Hetty Green (1834–1916), U.S. investor and businesswoman. As quoted in The Witch of Wall Street, ch. 31, by Boyden Sparkes and Samuel Taylor Moore (1935).

In a letter, written c. 1907, to the financial editor of a New York newspaper. Green had parlayed a large inherited fortune into a much larger one.
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