A Quote by Garrison Keillor on brothers, day, debt, silence, superiority, and understanding

Describing what would happen if Minnesota sold Lake Superior: One day Donald Trump will discover that he is owned - lock, stock, and roulette wheel - by the Lutheran Brotherhood and must renegotiate his debt load with a committee of silent Norwegians who don't understand why anyone would pay more than $120 for a suit.

Garrison Keillor (1942 -)

Source: 1995

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A Quote by Edward Young on ancestry and debt

They that on glorious ancestors enlarge, Produce their debt instead of their discharge.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Love of Fame. Satire i. Line 147.

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A Quote by Edgar Albert Guest on day, death, debt, god, greatness, justice, needs, nobility, and strength

Who does his task from day to day and meets whatever comes his way, Believing God has willed it so, has found real greatness here below. Who guards his post, no matter where, believing God must need him there, Although but lowly toil it be, has risen to nobility. For great and low there's just one test, 'tis that each man shall do his best, Who works with all the strength he can, shall never die in debt to man.

Edgar Albert Guest (1881 - 1959)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Earl Wilson on debt, love, and world

This would be a much better world if more married couples were as deeply in love as they are in debt.

Earl Wilson (1907 - 1987)

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A Quote by Douglas Jerrold on authors, death, debt, life, and originality

When Shakespeare is charged with debts to his authors, Landor replies, "Yet he was more original than his originals. He breathed upon dead bodies and brought them into life."

Douglas Jerrold (1803 - 1857)

Source: Quotation and Originality.

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A Quote by Douglas Jerrold on debt and god


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

Douglas Jerrold (1803 - 1857)

Source: Suum Cuique.

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on age, belief, brothers, chance, character, choice, christianity, community, conviction, courage, country, debt, destiny, education, equality, future, god, idealism, joy, kindness, leadership, life, loyalty, men, men and wome

The leadership demanded of youth today is not attained by chance nor fostered by indulgence. It demands careful preparation - a preparation that should be constantly impregnated, if you please, by the sweet spirit of four loyalties. Loyalty to self - by conserving physical strength and youthful vigor. Loyalty to parents - Our debt to our parents is unpayable except in one way- that is in emulating their ideals, thus bringing joy to them in their old age and satisfaction to those who have gone before in seeing that we keep ourselves clean and wholesome. Loyalty to country - A great writer has said that "The destiny of any nation at any given time depends upon the opinions of its young men under five and twenty." Loyalty to God and truth - Our belief in equality and brotherhood is a Christian heritage, and it fades out of the picture when Christian belief is forgotten. We have to educate the race to realize that no man is unwanted, that every soul is unique and has a life to live made up of momentous choices which will make or mar his own life and the life of the community and of the world. To cherish these loyalties, to make popular these ideals, the world needs men and women of unimpeachable character. The future is yours to make or to mar as you choose. Youth - conviction - courage - is a combination potentially capable of determining the kind of world we shall live in. Though not the wisest, youth is the best, the most radiant time of life. Young men and women, the future awaits you! It is yours!

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on death, debt, and strength

For great and low there's but one test, 'Tis that each one shall do his best. Who works with all the strength he can Shall never die in debt to man.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Story of Ah Ching from Pres. McKay's Book.

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A Quote by Daniel Webster on blessings and debt

The gentleman has not seen how to reply to this, otherwise than by supposing me to have advanced the doctrine that a national debt is a national blessing.

Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852)

Source: Second Speech on Foot's Resolution, Jan. 26, 1830. Webster's Works. Boston. 1857,

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on arrogance, balance, budgets, control, debt, government, learning, life, people, and work

The national budget must be balanced. The public debt must be reduced; the arrogance of the authorities must be moderated and controlled. Payments to foreign governments must be reduced, if Rome doesn't want to become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

Source: 63 B.C.

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