A nation's strength ultimately consists in what it can do on its own, and not in what it can borrow from others.
Unfaithfulness in the keeping of an appointment is an act of clear dishonesty. You may as well borrow a person's money as his time.horace mann
The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary.james nicoll
The volume of credit depends upon three factors: the desire to borrow, the ability to lend and the desire to lend.benjamin graham
Acquaintance, n. A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to.Ambrose Gwinett Bierce
It is singular that the Japanese, who rarely commit a solecism in taste in their national costume, architecture, or decorative art, seem to be perfectly destitute of perception when they borrow ours.Isabella married name Isabella Bishop Bird
Let us all be happy, and live within our means, even if we have to borrow the money to do it with.
Laugh, and the world laughs with you: Weep, and you weep alone; For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth, It has trouble enough of its own.
What the federal government does basically is borrow money from people and mail it to people.George Will
My first rule – the golden rule – ensures that over the economic cycle the Government will borrow only to invest, and that current spending will be met from taxation.gordon brown
I borrow to pay my honest debts and not to squander foolishly. What's more, I confine my borrowing to those who can well afford it. I don't go around sponging on widows and orphans unless they have plenty.will cuppy
"So, to borrow the phrase Tony Blair used about himself during the first row over New Labour's funding, I regard Lord Levy as 'a pretty straight sort of guy'."levy, michael, baron levy
May I borrow your wheelbarrow?— I didn't lay down my life in World War IIso that you could borrow my wheelbarrowAdrian Mitchell
Creative people, as I see them, are distinguished by the fact that they can live with anxiety, even though a high price may be paid in terms of insecurity, sensitivity, and defenselessness for the gift of the "divine madness" to borrow the term used by the classical Greeks. They do not run away from non-being, but by encountering and wrestling with it, force it to produce being. They knock on silence for an answering music; they pursue meaninglessness until they can force it to mean.rollo may
It has been argued that relatively poor people will borrow to buy a house, so why not to buy a degree?
If the Nation is living within its income, its credit is good. If, in some crises, it lives beyond its income for a year or two, it can usually borrow temporarily at reasonable rates. But if, like a spendthrift, it throws discretion to the winds, and is willing to make no sacrifice at all in spending; if it extends its taxing to the limit of the people's power to pay and continues to pile up deficits, then it is on the road to bankruptcy.
Who borrow much, then fairly make it known, And damn it with improvements of their own.Edward Young
Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.
I'd like to borrow his body for just forty-eight hours. There are three guys I'd like to beat up, and four women I'd like to make love to.Jim Murray
The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary.
I really didn't dare to send it across the Atlantic the whales are so inconsiderate. They'd have been sure to want to borrow it to show to the little whales, quite forgetting that the salt water would be sure to ruin it.
You may swell every expense, accumulate every assistance you can buy or borrow, traffic and barter with every little pitiful German prince that sells and sends his subjects to the shambles of a foreign prince:;; your efforts are forever vain and impotent. William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham]], in George Bancroft History of the United States of America: From the Discovery of the ..., Volume 9 , Little, Brown, 1875, p.477
Let us all be happy, and live within our means, even if we have to borrow money to do it with.
'Tis a very good world we live in To spend, and to lend, and to give in; But to beg, or to borrow, or ask for our own; 'Tis the very worst world that ever was known.