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Borrowing

  • Borrowed thoughts, like borrowed money, only show the poverty of the borrower.

    • Countess of Blessington,
    • in R.R. Madden, The Literary Life and Correspondence of the Countess of Blessington, vol. 1 ()
  • My brother was what he is now; I never had a cent that he didn't borrow. He calls it borrowing.

  • Never borrow from a friend what you can buy from a stranger.

  • A man was lost if he went to a usurer, for the interest ran faster than a tiger upon him ...

  • Everything they had was borrowed; they had nothing of their own at all.