John Jacob Astor IV

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An act of love that fails is just as much a part of the divine life as an act of love that succeeds, for love is measured by fullness, not by reception.
Harold Lokes
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John Jacob Astor IV (13 July 1864 - 15 April 1912) American businessman, inventor, writer and a member of the prominent Astor family; at the beginning of the 20th century he was known as the richest man in the world.


  • The ladies have to go first... Get in the lifeboat, to please me... Good-bye, dearie. I'll see you later.
    • Last known words, giving up his own seat to a female passenger while putting his pregnant wife Madeline on one of the last lifeboats of the Titanic.


  • A man who has a million dollars is as well off as if he were rich.
  • Serve the classes, live with the masses. Serve the masses, live with the classes.
  • I asked for ice, but this is ridiculous.
    • Reaction after finding out the Titanic was struck by an iceberg.

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