"No matter how broke you are, always travel first class—otherwise you’ll never meet the right kind of people."
“When a rich Westerner arrives in New York and begins breaking into society, it should be a pleasure for everybody to show him little courtesies and attentions. . . Do this by borrowing money from him, marrying his daughters, riding his polo ponies (or selling them [yours]), drinking his wine, cruising about on his yacht, smoking his cigars, and selling him blocks of . . . worthless stocks.”
--Frank Crowninshield, Manners for the Metropolis