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“First our pleasures die - and then our hopes, and then our fears - and when these are dead, the debt is due dust claims dust - and we die too”
Percy Bysshe Shelley
“But learn that to die is a debt we must all pay.”
“He that sells upon Credit, expects to lose 5 per Cent. by bad Debts; therefore he charges, on all he sells upon Credit, an Advance that shall make up that Deficiency.”
“Worrying is like paying on a debt that may never come due.”
“The world is so full of care and sorrow that it is a gracious debt we owe to one another to discover the bright crystals of delight hidden in somber circumstances and irksome tasks”
“I go on the principle that a public debt is a public curse, and in a Republican Government a greater curse than any other”
“It would be easier to pay off the national debt overnight than to neutralize the long-range effects of our national stupidity”
“I, however, place economy among the first and most important republican virtues, and public debt as the greatest of the dangers to be feared.”
“Pain and fear and hunger are effects of causes which can be foreseen and known: but sorrow is a debt which someone else makes for us.”
“The budget should be balanced. Public debt should be reduced. The arrogance of officialdom should be tempered, and assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed, lest Rome become bankrupt.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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