Paul Graham

A Quote by Paul Graham on wealth, startups, and business

Startups are not magic. They don't change the laws of wealth creation. They just represent a point at the far end of the curve. There is no conservation law at work here: if you want to make a million dollars, you have to endure a million dollars' worth of pain.

Paul Graham

Source: Hackers and Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age, Pages: 88

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Paul Graham on money, wealth, and business

People think that what a business does is make money. But money is just the intermediate stage -- just a shorthand -- for whatever people want. What most business really do is make wealth. They do something people want.

Paul Graham

Source: Hackers and Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age, Pages: 91

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Paul Graham on truth

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But as so often happens, the closer you get to the truth, the messier your sentence gets.

Paul Graham

Contributed by: Andreas

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