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All good things are cheap: all bad are very dear.
--Henry David Thoreau
 
"The cost of a thing is the amount of what I call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run."
Henry David Thoreau, Walden
 
It's not what you pay a man, but what he costs you that counts.
--Will Rogers
 
The height of ability consists in knowing the price of things.
La Rochefoucauld
 
The destroyer of weeds, thistles, and thorns is a benefactor whether he soweth grain or not.
--Robert Green Ingersoll
 
Buy not what you want, but what you need; what you do not need is expensive at a penny.
Cato, 234-149 BC, Relique
 
Earth gets its price for what Earth gives us.
James Russell Lowell, 1819-1891, The Vision of Sir Launfal
 
"Contentment is a pearl of great price, and whosoever procures it at the expense of ten thousand desires makes a wise and happy purchase."
Balguy, J.
 
The price of dishonesty is self-destruction.
Rita Mae Brown
 
Every man has his price. (or, All those men have their price.)
Walpole circa 1740
 
The real price of everything, what everything really costs to the man who wants to acquire it, is the toil and trouble of acquiring it. What everything is really worth to the man who has acquired it, and who wants to dispose of it, or exchange it for something else, is the toil and trouble which it can save to himself, and which it can impose upon other people.
Adam Smith; The Wealth of Nations, I., 1776
 
God sells us things at the price of labor.
Leonardo DaVinci
 
Eternal vigilance is not only the price of liberty, but of everything else, and success in business most of all.
Elbert Hubbard
 
Wisdom is a science by which we discriminate between things spiritually good and evil. It is the science of sciences, for alone, it can understand the value, the true price, the real uses, the danger, and the potentialities of the soul.
Joubert
 
Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; 'Tis dearness only that gives every thing its value, Heaven knows how to set a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed, if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated.
Thomas Paine, The American Crisis, No 1, 12/19/1776
 
...if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
Parton, Dolly
 
"There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price only are this man's lawful prey."
Ruskin, John
 
You must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessings.
Andrew Jackson
 
"The work excelled the material."
Ovid
 
The price we pay when pursuing any art or calling, is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.
James Baldwin - American author
 
For of those to whom much is given, much is required.
John F. Kennedy
 
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
-Oscar Wilde, from Lady Windermere's Fan
 
If you really put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the
world will not raise your price.
Anonymous
 
I need to know the price of a gallon of milk and a dozen eggs. I need to know right now.
Lamar Alexander, former governer and presidential candidate, campaigning in New Hampshire, 1996
 
What you have become is the price you paid to get what you used to want.
Mignon McLaughlin
 
Excellence in any department can be attained only by the labor of a lifetime; it is not to be purchased at a lesser price.
--Samuel Johnson
 
For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice--no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.
--John Burroughs
 
Where quality is the thing sought after, the thing of supreme quality is cheap, whatever the price one has to pay for it.
--William James
 
There are people who stictly deprive themselves of each and every eatable, drinkable, and smokable which has in any way acquired a shady reputation. They pay this price for health. And health is all they get for it. How strange it is. It is like paying out your whole fortune for a cow that has gone dry.
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

 

 

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