Born Wednesday 7 September 1932, died Thursday 17 April 2003
How does one measure the success of a museum?
I have absolutely no intention of marrying Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
Jack Dempsey and I became friends in the very early 1920s.
I am - and have always been - a Methodist.
The beauty one can find in art is one of the pitifully few real and lasting products of human endeavor.
In Japan, I was immensely impressed by the politeness, industrious nature and conscientiousness of the Japanese people.
I take pride in the creation of my wealth, in its existence and in the uses to which it has been and is being put.
The overwhelming majority of my rated wealth consists of investments in companies that produce goods and services.
There are heads of royal families who control hereditary fortunes that defy comprehension.
I was 37 when my father died-and I no longer had any freedom of choice over what I would do with the rest of my life.
The Roaring Twenties were the period of that Great American Prosperity which was built on shaky foundations.
What I learned at Oxford has been used to great advantage throughout my business career.
During the 1950s, Aristotle Onassis and I formed what grew to be a close friendship and association in several business ventures.
I have never been given to envy - save for the envy I feel toward those people who have the ability to make a marriage work and endure happily.
A marriage contract to me is as binding as any in business, and I have always believed in sticking to an agreement.
I have always enjoyed the company of women and have formed deep and long-lasting friendships with many of them.
I am neither a homosexual nor a eunuch, nor have I ever taken any vows of chastity.
Five wives can't all be wrong.
Whether we like it or not, men and women are not the same in nature, temperament, emotions and emotional responses.
Rhetoric and dialectics can't change what I have learned from observation and experience.