What is the chief end of man?

To get rich.

In what way?

Dishonestly if we can; honestly if we must.

Who is God, the one and only true?

Money is God. Gold and Greenbacks and Stock, father, son, and the ghost of the same – three persons in one; these are the true and only God, mighty and supreme: and William Tweed is his prophet.


Mark Twain, “The Revised Catechism” 1871