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Borrowing Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Borrowing

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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

Related topics: Wisdom

Borrowing knowledge of reality from all sources,
taking the best from every study,
Science of Mind brings together
the highest enlightenment of the ages.
- Ernest Holmes

Let us not bankrupt our todays by paying interest on
the regrets of yesterday and by borrowing in advance
the troubles of tomorrow.
- Ralph W. Sockman

Essentially, when we run a deficit, we are borrowing
money to buy things that are made overseas.
- Peter DeFazio

 

Additionally, borrowing a page from U.S.
foreign policy, I decided to send a message to a government
that was becoming increasingly hostile.
- Timothy McVeigh

We must take away the government's credit card.
With limits on both tax revenue and borrowing,
the Federal government would finally be forced to get
serious about spending cuts.
- Alan Keyes

Basically he never went to work and didn't have a job.
Of course I thought he did.
I thought he was on the phone doing business deals
instead of borrowing money from people.
- Christie Brinkley

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Home life ceases to be free and beautiful as soon as
it is founded on borrowing and debt.
- Henrik Ibsen

Don't cling to fame.
You're just borrowing it.
It's like money.
You're going to die, and somebody else is going to get it.
- Sonny Bono

Before borrowing money from a friend it's best to decide which you need most.
- Joe Moore

I care not so much what I am to others as what I am to myself.
I will be rich by myself, and not by borrowing.
- Michel de Montaigne

If borrowing and spending all this money led to more
jobs than we would be at full employment already.
- Paul Ryan

Borrowing is not much better than begging;
just as lending with interest is not much better than stealing.
- Doris Lessing

I haven't inherited the earth from my parents,
I am borrowing it from my children.
- Mark Udall

We do have some assistance from the World Bank but not from the IMF.
We are not borrowing yet, but we are considering,
in the future, borrowing from the Kuwait Fund to support
our infrastructure development.
- Jose Ramos-Horta

A poet ought not to pick nature's pocket.
Let him borrow, and so borrow as to repay by the very act of borrowing.
Examine nature accurately, but write from recollection,
and trust more to the imagination than the memory.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

We call those works of art concrete that came into
being on the basis of their inherent resources and rules -
without external borrowing from natural phenomena,
without transforming those phenomena,
in other words: not by abstraction.
- Max Bill

As I have said for many years throughout this land,
we're borrowing money from China to buy oil from the
Persian Gulf to burn it in ways that destroy the future of human civilization.
Every bit of that has to change.
- Al Gore

But because we in the United States finance our current
account deficit by borrowing in our own currency,
we can move to a more competitive dollar without the
adverse effects that followed currency declines in other countries.
- Martin Feldstein

Whether they run a record company or a grocery store,
every boss will tell you you're in big trouble if you're
borrowing more than you can ever afford to pay back.
Delaying the pain for future generations is suicidal.
We've got to start getting the deficit down right now,
not next year.
- Simon Cowell

Well, you have the public not wanting any new spending,
you have the Republicans not wanting any new taxes,
you have the Democrats not wanting any new spending cuts,
you have the markets not wanting any new borrowing,
and you have the economists wanting all of the above.
And that leads to paralysis.
- Michael Bloomberg

These kids understood what is not immediately obvious;
that they were going to pay the bills for tax cuts
that had been passed today or in the last 4 years,
and for the war in Iraq, because essentially we are
borrowing money to do those things.
- Tom Allen

Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone;
For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,
But has trouble enough of its own.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
- George Washington

Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.
- Igor Stravinsky

I not only use all the brains that I have,
but all that I can borrow.
- Woodrow Wilson

We at Chrysler borrow money the old-fashioned way.
We pay it back.
- Lee Iacocca

You cannot spend your way out of recession or borrow your way out of debt.
- Daniel Hannan

I didn't need to borrow money from the record company,
because if I had my own publishing company,
and I had my own writers, I'd have enough to get and
do whatever I wanted to do.
- Solomon Burke

I borrow bits from everyone.
- Janice Dickinson

You couldn't beg, borrow, or steal a job in 1931,
1932...
it was really tough.
- Roy Rogers

The HUAC did a deal with me.
I was pretty much worn down.
I had no money.
I couldn't borrow.
- Lee J. Cobb

It is smarter to borrow from nature than to reinvent the wheels.
- Philip Emeagwali

First, I identify an analogous problem in nature and borrow from it.
- Philip Emeagwali

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

Maybe if you and ten of your friends could pool your
savings and borrow some money and actually buy some
obscure station in Sonoma,
and then take some chances and have some fun.
- Robert McChesney

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

Don't borrow someone else's spectacles to view yourself with.
- Simon Travaglia

I went to the bank and asked to borrow a cup of money.
They said, "What for?" I said, "I'm going to buy some sugar."
- Steven Wright

The President and the Democrats on Congress have exploited
the financial crisis to advance their socialist big government tax,
spend and borrow agenda.
- Bradley A. Blakeman

To finance this trade deficit, the U.S.
has to borrow from the rest of the world or sell American assets like stocks,
businesses, and real estate to the rest of the world.
- Martin Feldstein

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.
- Booker T. Washington

Good writers borrow from other writers.
Great writers steal from them outright.
- Aaron Sorkin

I think all comics borrow from each other.
Only a few have an original voice, and I wasn't one of them.
In the end, I couldn't figure out who to steal from,
so I stopped doing it.
- Steve Buscemi

It may be said, let him take Money at Interest,
and not buy at Time.
But then Men must be found, that will lend;
the Legislative must provide a Fund to borrow upon.
- Dudley North

I would like to spend the whole of my life traveling,
if I could anywhere borrow another life to spend at home.
- William Hazlitt

A nation' s strength ultimately consists in what it can do on its own,
and not in what it can borrow from others.
- Indira Gandhi

In the 1920s you could buy stocks on margin.
You could put 10 percent down and borrow the rest against your stocks.
- Ron Chernow

Instead of leading the world by how much we borrow,
it's time that we make sure we lead the world in how
much we build and create and invest.
- Mitt Romney

I need to borrow a camera to take some pix of my studio,
which is basically the kitchen table.
- Francesca da Rimini

Acquaintance.
A person whom we know well enough to borrow from,
but not well enough to lend to.
- Ambrose Bierce

Someone knocks at the door of an apartment to borrow salt or sugar,
people run into each other in the elevator,
and in this way become inscribed in the spectator's memory.
- Krzysztof Kieslowski

I don't think anybody steals anything;
all of us borrow.
- B. B. King

Borrow trouble for yourself, if that's your nature,
but don't lend it to your neighbours.
- Rudyard Kipling

Who quick be to borrow and slow be to pay,
their credit is naught, go they ever so gay.
- Thomas Tusser

Before the arrival of the Credit Union,
people who were from the poor background or a working
class background couldn't borrow from banks.
- John Hume

It is a fraud to borrow what we are unable to pay.
- Publilius Syrus

What we can borrow from Ronald Reagan...
is that great sense of optimism.
He led by building on the strengths of America,
not running America down.
- Rudy Giuliani

When I was a little boy I used to borrow my father's hat,
and make a press card to stick in the hat band.
That was the way reporters were always portrayed in the movies.
- Charles Kuralt

I have a small house so I borrow everything except art,
that's what I love.
- Salma Hayek

Take it not amiss, O speech, that I borrow weighty words,
and later try hard to make them seem light.
- Wislawa Szymborska

To God be humble, to thy friend be kind,
and with thy neighbors gladly lend and borrow;
His chance tonight,
it maybe thine tomorrow.
- William Dunbar

Where ignorance is bliss it's foolish to borrow your neighbor's newspaper.
- Kin Hubbard

I have learned to live each day as it comes,
and not to borrow trouble by dreading tomorrow.
It is the dark menace of the future that makes cowards of us.
- Dorothy Dix

Was on my last leg, I couldn't even borrow my friend's extra peg.
- Sly Stone

If you can get some of the devil's money to use for the Lord's work,
if you have to borrow it, it is all right and carry on the work.
- John Harvey Kellogg

Men who borrow their opinions can never repay their debts.
- Edward F. Halifax

The money the president wants to borrow for Iraq will
come directly out of the American taxpayer wallets
in the form of Medicare and Social Security receipts.
That's your money.
- Robert Byrd

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


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