A Quote by Edgar Allan Poe on blush, borrowing, desires, grace, love, play, praise, security, and soul

The Merchant, to Secure His Treasure The merchant, to secure his treasure, Conveys it in a borrowed name: Euphelia serves to grace my measure, But Cloe is my real flame. My softest verse, my darling lyre Upon Euphelia's toilet lay - When Cloe noted her desire That I should sing, that I should play. My lyre I tune, my voice I raise, But with my numbers mix my sighs; And whilst I sing Euphelia's praise, I fix my soul on Cloe's eyes. Fair Cloe blushed; Euphelia frowned: I sung, and gazed; I played, and trembled: And Venus to the Loves around Remarked how ill we all dissembled.

Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849)

Source: The Merchant, to Secure His Treasure

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A Quote by Dr. George Grier on borrowing, ideas, inventions, originality, and people

It is not at all likely that anyone ever had a totally original idea. He may put together old ideas into a new combination, but the elements which made up the new combination were mostly acquired from other people. Without many borrowed ideas there would be no inventions, new movements or anything else that is classed as new.

Dr. George Grier

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A Quote by Dale Carnegie on books, borrowing, ideas, jesus, and rules

The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesus. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules, whose would you use?

Dale Carnegie (1888 - 1955)

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A Quote by Charles Lamb on borrowing, business, character, debt, friendship, good, money, patience, and people

I am accounted by some people as a good man. How cheap that character is acquired! Pay your debts, don't borrow money, nor twist your kitten's neck off, nor disturb a congregation, etc., your business is done. I know things of myself, which would make every friend I have fly me as a plague patient.

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on borrowing, danger, and wives

He that displays too often his wife and his wallet is in danger of having both of them borrowed.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on borrowing

He that goes a borrowing goes a sorrowing.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Maxims prefixed to Poor Richard's Almanac, 1757.

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A Quote by Artemus Ward on borrowing, happiness, and money

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

Artemus Ward

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A Quote by Anne Morrow Lindbergh on borrowing, desires, facts, grace, harmony, intention, language, life, peace, purity, saints, spirituality, and time

But I want first of all - in fact as an end to these other desires - to be at peace with myself. I want a singleness of eye, a purity of intention, a central core to my life that will enable me to carry out these obligations and activities as well as I can. I want in fact-to borrow from the language of the saints - to live 'in grace' as much of the time as possible. I am not using this term in a strictly theological sense. By grace I mean an inner harmony, essentially spiritual, which can be translated into outward harmony.

Anne Lindbergh (1906 -)

Source: Gift From the Sea

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on acquaintance and borrowing

Acquaintance: a person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on borrowing, government, individuality, interest, and originality

As an individual who undertakes to live by borrowing, soon finds his original means devoured by interest, and next no one left to borrow from - so must it be with a government.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: Abraham Lincoln, campaign circular from Whig Committee, March 4, 1843.

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