borrowing

A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on borrowing

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on ancestry, borrowing, and good

Man is physically as well as metaphysically a thing of shreds and patches, borrowed unequally from good and bad ancestors, and a misfit from the start.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on borrowing and genius

Genius borrows nobly.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on borrowing, certainty, and learning

A certain awkwardness marks the use of borrowed thoughts; but as soon as we have learned what to do with them, they become our own.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Phyllis McGinley on borrowing, brides, children, christianity, fame, family, fatherhood, faults, generosity, gold, hunger, love, luck, motherhood, patience, poetry, problems, relatives, saints, sharing, sister, soul, thinking, and wine

The subject of the poem was Bridget of Kildare (450-523), a Christian lass among the Druids in Ireland. Saint Bridget was A problem child. Although a lass Demure and mild, And one who strove To please her dad, Saint Bridget drove The family mad. For here's the fault in Bridget lay: She WOULD give everything away. To any soul Whose luck was out She'd give her bowl Of stirabout; She'd give her shawl, Divide her purse With one or all. And what was worse, When she ran out of things to give She'd borrow from a relative. Her father's gold, Her grandsire's dinner, She'd hand to cold and hungry sinner; Give wine, give meat, No matter whose; Take from her feet The very shoes, And when her shoes had gone to others, Fetch forth her sister's and her mother's. She could not quit. She had to share; Gave bit by bit The silverware, The barnyard geese, The parlor rug, Her little niece-'s christening mug, Even her bed to those in want, And then the mattress of her aunt. An easy touch For poor and lowly, She gave so much And grew so holy That when she died Of years and fame, The countryside Put on her name, And still the Isles of Erin fidget With generous girls named Bride or Bridget. Well, one must love her. Nonetheless, In thinking of her Givingness, There's no denial She must have been A sort of trial Unto her kin. The moral, too, seems rather quaint. WHO had the patience of a saint, From evidence presented here? Saint Bridget? Or her near and dear?

Phyllis McGinley (1905 - 1978)

Source: "The Giveaway," from The Love Letters ofd Phyllis McGinley, New York, Viking Press, 1957

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A Quote by Martin Mayer on bankers, borrowing, men, money, sanity, and trust

Except for con men borrowing money they shouldn't get and widows visiting handsome young men in the trust department, no sane person ever enjoys visiting a bank.

Martin Mayer

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A Quote by L.M. Boyd on borrowing, company, and interest

Think today's interest rates are high? The Pilgrims borrowed $7000 from a London company of 70 investors in 1620, and devoted the next 23 years to repaying it at 43 percent.

L.M. Boyd

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A Quote by Josh Billings on borrowing, income, and money

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

Josh Billings (1856 - 1950)

Source: Josh Billings’ Encyclopedia of Wit & Wisdom

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A Quote by John Milton on authors, borrowing, good, and kindness

For such kind of borrowing as this, if it be not bettered by the borrowers, among good authors is accounted Plagiarè.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Iconoclastes, xxiii.

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A Quote by John James Audubon on borrowing, children, fatherhood, and world

A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children.

John James Audubon (1785 - 1851)

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