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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:10 pm 
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Who said that, and in what context?


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Le secret des grandes fortunes sans cause apparente est un crime oublié, parce qu'il a été proprement fait (The secret of grand fortunes without apparent cause is a crime forgotten, for it was properly done.)~Honoré de Balzac, Le Père Goriot (1835)

A variant, "Behind every great fortune there is a great crime," has appeared as a quotation of Balzac; but it may have originated in a paraphrase in The Oil Barons: Men of Greed and Grandeur (1971) by Richard O'Connor, p. 47: "Balzac maintained that behind every great fortune there is a great crime."


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Thanks for discussion on such a nice topic. Good job! Keep posting..... I am happy to visit again.....


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