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
Scientists have odious manners, except when you prop up their theory; then you can borrow money off them.
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
Unhappily, to borrow the words of Ganganelli, a large majority of mankind are "mere abortions": calling themselves rational and intelligent beings, they act as if they had neither brains nor conscience, and as if there were no God, no accountability, no heaven, no hell, no eternity.william lloyd garrison
"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
It is a good world to live in,
To lend, or to spend, or to give in;
But to beg or to borrow, or to get a man's own,
It is the very worst world that ever was known.
Fame, (fame) what you get is no tomorrow Fame, (fame) what you need you have to borrow Fame (fame).
I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow, and I have borrowed a lot since I read it to you first.
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.
'Tis well to borrow from the good and great. 'Tis wise to learn. 'Tis God-like to create!john godfrey saxe
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.
True honour is an attachment to honest and beneficent principles, and a good reputation; and prompts a man to do good to others, and indeed to all men, at his own cost, pains, or peril. False honour is a pretence to this character, but does things that destroy it: And the abuse of honour is called honour, by those who from that good word borrow credit to act basely, rashly, or foolishly.
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.