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He who borrows sells his freedom

German Proverb Quotes

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You give me back, Phoebus, my bond for four hundred thousand sesterces; lend me rather a hundred thousand more. Seek some one else to whom you may vaunt your empty present: what I cannot pay you, Phoebus, is my own.

Marcus Valerius Martial Quotes , Source: Epigrams (bk. IX, ep. 102)

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Neither a borrower nor a lender be, For loan oft loses both itself and friend, And borrowing dulleth edge of husbandry.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Polonius at I, iii)

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Let us all be happy, and live within our means, even if we have to borrow the money to do it with.

Artemus Ward Quotes

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He that goes a borrowing goes a sorrowing.

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.

Bible Quotes , Source: Proverbs (ch. XXII, v. 7)

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Great collections of books are subject to certain accidents besides the damp, the worms, and the rats; one not less common is that of the borrowers, not to say a word of the purloiners.

Isaac D'Israeli Quotes , Source: Curiosities of Literature--The Bibliomania

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He who prefers to give Linus the half of what he wishes to borrow, rather than to lend him the whole, prefers to lose only the half.

Marcus Valerius Martial Quotes , Source: Epigrams (bk. I, ep. 75)

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I have granted you much that you asked: and yet you never cease to ask of me. He who refuses nothing, Atticilla, will soon have nothing to refuse.

Marcus Valerius Martial Quotes , Source: Epigrams (bk. XII, ep. 79)

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Believe me that it is a godlike thing to lend; to owe is a heroic virtue.

Francois Rabelais Quotes , Source: Pantagruel (bk. III, ch. IV)

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What question can be here? Your own true heart Must needs advise you of the only part: That may be claim'd again which was but lent, And should be yielded with no discontent, Nor surely can we find herein a wrong, That it was left us to enjoy it long.

Archbishop Richard Chenevix Trench Quotes , Source: The Lent Jewels

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Who goeth a borrowing Goeth a sorrowing. Few lend (but fools) Their working tools. - Thomas Tusser,

Thomas Tusser Quotes , Source: Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry--September's Abstract, first lines also in June's Abstract

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Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend, And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.

William Shakespeare Quotes

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Lots of fellows think a home is only good to borrow money on.

Kin Hubbard Quotes

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He who borrows sells his freedom.

German Proverb Quotes

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Live within your income, even if you have to borrow money to do so.

Josh Billings Quotes

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The shoulders of a borrower are always a little straighter than those of a beggar.

Morris Leopold Ernst Quotes

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The human species, according to the best theory I can form of it, is composed of two distinct races: the men who borrow, and the men who lend.

Charles Lamb Quotes

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If you would know the value of money, go try to borrow some; for he that goes a-borrowing goes a-sorrowing.

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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Only an inventor knows how to borrow, and every man is or should be an inventor.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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