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  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.
  • Will Durant
    Will Durant
    American writer, historian, and philosopher 1885-1981
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    A statesman cannot afford to be a moralist.
  • Jimmy Carter
    Jimmy Carter
    American statesman, 39e President 1924-
    Jimmy Carter
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    A strong nation, like a strong person, can afford to be gentle, firm, thoughtful, and restrained. It can afford to extend a helping hand to others. It's a weak nation, like a weak person, that must behave with bluster and boasting and rashness and other signs of insecurity.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    Books, not which afford us a cowering enjoyment, but in which each thought is of unusual daring; such as an idle man cannot read, and a timid one would not be entertained by, which even make us dangerous to existing institution - such call I good books.
  • Benito Mussolini
    Benito Mussolini
    Italian politician and journalist 1883-1945
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    We deny your internationalism, because it is a luxury which only the upper classes can afford; the working people are hopelessly bound to their native shores.
    Source: In 1921. As reported in: "Modern dictatorship" (J. Cape, 1939) by Diana Spearman, p. 167
  • Frank A. Clark
    Frank A. Clark
    American politician 1860-1936
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    A child, like your stomach, doesn't need all you can afford to give it.
  • C. S. Forester
    C. S. Forester
    English novelist 1899-1966
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    A man who writes for a living does not have to go anywhere in particular, and he could rarely afford to if he wanted.
  • Marshall Mcluhan
    Marshall Mcluhan
    Canadian professor and philosopher 1911-1980
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    A successful book cannot afford to be more than ten percent new.
  • Bill Frist
    Bill Frist
    American physician, businessman and politician 1952-
    Bill Frist
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    America enjoys the best health care in the world, but the best is no good if folks can't afford it, access it and doctor's can't provide it.
  • Bo Sanchez
    Bo Sanchez
    Filippine author, lay pastor and entrepreneur 1966-
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    As much as I loved the model of St. Francis, I realized that I couldn't afford to be poor, because unlike St. Francis, I'm not celibate. I was enlightened that God's call to me was not poverty but generosity and simplicity. And I had to go back to the lesson I learned from my parents: that is, simplicity.
  • Carlos Ghosn
    Carlos Ghosn
    Brazilian-born businessman 1954-
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    At the age of 20 I bought a used Fiat 127. This was the only one I could afford!
  • Arthur Erickson
    Arthur Erickson
    Canadian architect and urban 1924-2009
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    Bankers cannot afford to be concerned with only the economic aspects of projects. There may be serious implications on the natural environment, the urban environment, on human culture.
  • Carol P. Christ
    Carol P. Christ
    American feminist historian and author 1945-
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    Because religion has such a compelling hold on the deep psyches of so many people, feminists cannot afford to leave it in the hands of the fathers.
    Source: Laughter of Aphrodite: reflections on a journey to the goddess (1987)
  • Barbara Smith
    Barbara Smith
    American lesbian feminist and socialist 1946-
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    Black women as a group have never been fools. We couldn't afford to be.
  • Bootsy Collins
    Bootsy Collins
    American musician, singer and songwriter 1951-
    Bootsy Collins
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    But by us doing a lot on the road, we were able to afford things like videos on the tours, cartoons that we'd open up the shows with. We were doing that way back when and now it's the hippest thing to do. We're just coming back around, I guess trying to play catch-up.
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