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  • Jean de la Fontaine
    Jean de la Fontaine
    French writer 1621-1695
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    Be advised that all flatterers live at the expense of those who listen to them.
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin Disraeli
    English statesman and writer 1804-1881
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    Fame and power are the objects of all men. Even their partial fruition is gained by very few; and that, too, at the expense of social pleasure, health, conscience, life.
  • C. S. Lewis
    C. S. Lewis
    Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
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    Telling us to obey instinct is like telling us to obey 'people.' People say different things: so do instincts. Our instincts are at war... Each instinct, if you listen to it, will claim to be gratified at the expense of the rest.
  • Bette Davis
    Bette Davis
    American Actress, Producer 1908-1989
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    A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else.
  • Horace Mann
    Horace Mann
    American educator 1796-1859
    Horace Mann
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    Avoid witicisms at the expense of others.
  • Hilaire Belloc
    Hilaire Belloc
    British Author 1870-1953
    Hilaire Belloc
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    Be at the pains of putting down every single item of expenditure whatsoever every day which could possibly be twisted into a professional expense and remember to lump in all the doubtfuls.
  • Oliver Herford
    Oliver Herford
    American writer, cartoonist 1863-1935
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    Bigamy is one way of avoiding the painful publicity of divorce and the expense of alimony.
  • Ban Ki-moon
    Ban Ki-moon
    South Korean politician and diplomat 1944-
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    Border strengthening is effective, but not if done in isolation. We also need to give priority to establishing public institutions that deliver a sustained level of security and justice for citizens. Border security can never come at the expense of migrants' rights. Nor can it be used to legitimize inhumane treatment.
  • John Gay
    John Gay
    British playwright and poet 1688-1732
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    Can you support the expense of a husband, hussy, in gaming, drinking and whoring? Have you money enough to carry on the daily quarrels of man and wife about who shall squander most?
  • Bill Gross
    Bill Gross
    American investor, fund manager, and philanthropist 1944-
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    Companies typically borrow money at less than their return on equity and therefore compound their return at the expense of lenders.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
    Samuel Johnson
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    Criticism is a study by which men grow important and formidable at very small expense.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
    George Bernard Shaw
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    Democracy means the organization of society for the benefit and at the expense of everybody indiscriminately and not for the benefit of a privileged class.
  • Jean de la Fontaine
    Jean de la Fontaine
    French writer 1621-1695
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    Every flatterer lives at the expense of him who listens to him.
  • Ayn Rand
    Ayn Rand
    Russian Writer, Philosopher 1905-1982
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    Every government interference in the economy consists of giving an unearned benefit, extorted by force, to some men at the expense of others.
    Source: Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal (1966)
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
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    Gain may be temporary and uncertain; but ever while you live, expense is constant and certain: and it is easier to build two chimneys than to keep one in fuel.
    Source: Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin
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