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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on caring, choice, debt, economics, government, happiness, independence, labor, liberty, and people

To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must take our choice between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude. If we run into such debts, we must be taxed in our meat and drink, in our necessities and in our comforts, in our labors and in our amusements. If we can prevent the government from wasting the labor of the people under the pretense of caring for them, they will be happy.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Fuller on debt, foolishness, friendship, repentance, rest, and thought

Lord, often have I thought to myself, I will sin but this one sin more, and then I will repent of it, and of all the rest of my sins together. So foolish was I, and ignorant. As if I should be more able to pay my debts when I owe more: or as if I should say, I will wound my friend once again, and then I will lovingly shake hands with him - but what if my friend will not shake hands with me?

Thomas Fuller (1608 - 1661)

Source: Good Thoughts in Bad Times

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on america, civilization, community, conflict, conquest, day, debt, humanity, idleness, impatience, interest, judgment, mankind, morality, nations, needs, rudeness, rules, sentimentality, stability, success, war, and world

Theodore Roosevelt, impatient with the excesses of "purely sentimental historians," authored his own stirring vindication of America's relations with the Indians: Looked at from the standpoint of the ultimate result, there was little real difference to the Indian whether the land was taken by treaty or by war. . . . No treaty could be satisfactory to the whites, no treaty served the needs of humanity and civilization, unless it gave the land to the Americans as unreservedly as any successful war. Whether the whites won the land by treaty, by armed conflict, or, as was actually the case, by a mixture of both, mattered comparatively little so long as the land was won. It was all-important that it should be won, for the benefit of civilization and in the interests of mankind. It is, indeed, a warped, perverse, and silly morality which would forbid a course of conquest that has turned whole continents into the seats of mighty and flourishing civilized nations. . . . It is as idle to apply to savages the rules of international morality which obtain between stable and cultured communities, as it would be to judge the fifth-century English conquest of Britain by the standards of to-day. The most ultimately righteous of all wars is a war with savages, though it is apt to be also the most terrible and inhuman. The rude, fierce settler who drives the savage from the land lays all civilized mankind under a debt to him. . . . It is of incalculable importance that America, Australia, and Siberia should pass out of the hands of their red, black, and yellow aboriginal owners, and become the heritage of the dominant world races.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

Source: The Winning of the West: Book IV, 1896

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A Quote by Socrates on debt

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Crito, I owe a cock to Asclepius; will you remember to pay the debt?

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

Source: last words, 399 BC. Plato, Phaedo, 118a

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A Quote by Sir John Buchan on debt, future, and past

We can pay our debts to the past by putting the future in debt to ourselves.

Sir John Buchan (1875 - 1940)

Source: Address to the people of Canada on the coronation of George VI, May 12, 1937

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on belief, debt, imagination, and science

Science does not know its debt to imagination. Goethe did not believe that a great naturalist could exist without this faculty.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: The Rhodora.

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on debt and god

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Wilt thou seal up the avenues of ill? Pay every debt as if God wrote the bill.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on debt, sacrifice, and suffering

The whole of what we know is a system of compensations. Each suffering is rewarded; each sacrifice is made up; every debt is paid.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on debt, money, and principles

Solvency is maintained by means of a national debt, on the principle, "If you will not lend me the money, how can I pay you?

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on debt and generosity

It is always so pleasant to be generous, though very vexatious to pay debts.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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