"James Wilson Rouse", founder of The Rouse Company, was a pioneering United States/American real estate developer, urban planner, civic activist, and later, free enterprise-based philanthropist.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous businessmen! More James Rouse on Wikipedia.
I had a very bad year in my life. My mother died in February. I was 16 in April and graduated from high school that June. My father died in August and the mortgage was foreclosed in October. I can remember thinking, This is tough, but this is good for me. It's always stuck with me. I knew somehow that I was going through a period that was strengthening.James Rouse