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A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else.
Bette Davis

Investors should remember that excitement and expenses are their enemies. And if they insist
on trying to time their participation in equities, they should try to be fearful when others are
greedy and greedy when others are fearful.
Warren Buffett

If you have to ask how much it costs, you can't afford it.
J. P. Morgan

Beware of little expenses, a small leak will sink a great ship.
Benjamin Franklin

He is wise who learns at another's expense.
Norwegian proverb

Watch the costs and the profits will take care of themselves.
Andrew Carnegie

As the funds you will expend have come from many places in the world, so let there be no
territorial, religious, or color restrictions on your benefactions, but beware of organized,
professional charities with high-salaried executives and a heavy ratio of expense.
Conrad Hilton

Trying to please is always costly.
Yiddish proverb

There are idiots who will buy anything as long as it costs enough.
Andy Rooney

What you learn to your cost you remember long.
Danish proverb

The rich buy assets. The poor only have expenses. The middle class buys liabilities they think
are assets.
Robert Kiyosaki

I used to say, "Things cost too much." Then my teacher straightened me out on that by
saying, "The problem isn't that things cost too much. The problem is that you can't afford
it." That's when I finally understood that the problem wasn't "it" - the problem was "me."
Jim Rohn

Fun is like life insurance - the older you get, the more it costs.
Kin Hubbard

Money buys happiness only when it is spent on experiences and earned without costing too
much time.
Mark Manson

Avoid negative people at all costs. They are the greatest destroyers of self-confidence and
Brian Tracy

The essence of a successful business is really quite simple. It is your ability to offer a product
or service that people will pay for at a price sufficiently above your costs, ideally three or four
or five times your cost, thereby giving you a profit that enables you to buy and to offer more
products and services.
Brian Tracy

Why do Hollywood divorces cost so much? Because they're worth it.
Johnny Carson

The first responsibility of business is to make enough profit to cover the costs for the future.
If this social responsibility is not met, no other social responsibility can be met.
Peter F. Drucker

It costs nothing to ask wise advice from a good friend.
George S. Clason

What costs little is little esteemed.
English proverb

Two kinds of people are good at foreseeing danger: those who have learned at their own
expense, and the clever people who learn a great deal at the expense of others.
Baltasar Gracian

Set your expense according to your trade.
Dutch proverb

When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite.
Sir Winston Churchill

Now I will tell thee an unusual truth about men and sons of men. It is this: That what each of
us calls our "necessary expenses" will always grow to equal our incomes unless we protest to
the contrary... All men are burdened with more desires than they can gratify.
George S. Clason

Anything that just costs money is cheap.
John Steinbeck

Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst and cold.
English proverb

Gun control? We need bullet control! I think every bullet should cost 5,000 dollars. Because if
a bullet cost five thousand dollar, we wouldn't have any innocent bystanders.
Chris Rock

Law is costly; shake hands and be friends.
Irish proverb

Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life.
Robert Byrne

Forget brotherhood, each goat will cost you seven dinars.
Arabic proverb

He wo reaches for the stars must be willing to pay the cost.
Mexican proverb

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.
Benjamin Disraeli

A sympathizer is a fellow that's for you as long as it doesn't cost anything.
Kin Hubbard

It doesn't cost anything to promise and to love.
Jewish proverb

It isn't what the book costs; it's what it will cost if you don't read it.
Jim Rohn

Changing the world doesn't require much money. Again, think in terms of empowerment and
not charity. How much were Gandhi's teachers paid? How much did it cost to give Dr. Martin
Luther King
the books that catalyzed his mind and actions?
Tim Ferriss

The price of excellence is discipline. The cost of mediocrity is disappointment.
William Arthur Ward

There are costs and risks to a program of action, but they are far less than the long range
risks and costs of comfortable inaction.
John F. Kennedy

It is the petty expenses that empty the purse.
Italian proverb

Making a mistake might cost you a job. Not making any mistakes will cost you your destiny.
Sean Stephenson