The ideal of financial success is set before the young by most of the influences that form their minds. ... Even artists come to be judged by the amount of money they make. Merit not measured in money comes to be despised. Every kind of sensitiveness, being a handicap in the struggle, is regarded as a stigma of failure.
Source: Taking long views,Mar. 30,1932. In Mortals and Others, v.1, 1975.