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Expense Quotes

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In the struggle for survival,
the fittest win out at the expense of their rivals
because they succeed in adapting
themselves best to their environment.
- Charles Darwin

Related topics: Nature Evolution

Remind people that profit is the difference between revenue and expense.
This makes you look smart.
- Scott Adams

War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain
advantage at the expense of his fellow man.
- Napoleon Hill

In law, nothing is certain but the expense.
- Samuel Butler

 

Forgiveness is the economy of the heart...
forgiveness saves the expense of anger,
the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.
- Hannah More

Every flatterer lives at the expense of him who listens to him.
- Jean de La Fontaine

The road to ruin is always in good repair,
and the travellers pay the expense of it.
- Josh Billings

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That one woman is capable of loving another is an historical truth;
but never yet lived one who could not listen to her
own praises at the expense of her adored friend.
- Minna Antrim

Above all, I would not expect a wise race,
at great expense, to set loose an army of self-replicating robots.
- Barney Oliver

A laugh costs too much when bought at the expense of virtue.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

What upset me the most was not that I would die,
but that I was letting down my parents.
I felt very guilty for chasing this dream career of mine,
at the expense of my parents.
- Linda Vester

Be advised that all flatterers live at the expense
of those who listen to them.
- Jean de La Fontaine

Cuban cigars is a big expense because I do smoke a lot of them,
eight to 12 a day, so that would be almost as bad as a cocaine habit,
a hundred bucks a day.
- Kinky Friedman

Sex: the pleasure is momentary, the position ridiculous,
and the expense damnable.
- Lord Chesterfield

We make a lot of fun at President Clinton's expense.
But this transition is going to be tough because it's
been 25 years since this guy has gotten laid in the private sector.
- David Letterman

Tax breaks can serve a vital role in keeping and bringing jobs to our state;
however,
without accountability, they are little more than loopholes at taxpayers' expense.
- Jeanne Kohl-Welles

They will come to learn in the end, at their own expense,
that it is better to endure competition for rich customers
than to be invested with monopoly over impoverished customers.
- Frederic Bastiat

He who seeks for gain, must be at some expense.
- Titus Maccius Plautus

People are never more insecure than when they become
obsessed with their fears at the expense of their dreams.
- Norman Cousins

One marvels why the middle classes still insist on
so much discomfort for their children at such expense to themselves.
- E. M. Forster

No expense has been incurred but what has been approved
of and provided for by Parliament.
- Robert Walpole

If you call attention to yourself at the expense of the song,
that's the cardinal sin.
- Benmont Tench

Whenever a youth is ascertained to possess talents
meriting an education which his parents cannot afford,
he should be carried forward at the public expense.
- James Madison

My dad worked several jobs to pay for my expense in skating.
- Nancy Kerrigan

Western society has many flaws, and it is good for
an educated person to have thought some of these through,
even at the expense of losing a lecture or two to tear gas.
- Robert B. Laughlin

Almost anything makes me laugh, especially jokes at my own expense.
And I will never, ever admit to being ticklish anywhere.
- Judd Nelson

A laugh, if purchased at the expense of propriety,
costs too much.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

Each generation should be made to bear the burden of its own wars,
instead of carrying them on, at the expense of other generations.
- James Madison

There are growing concerns that oil companies are making
too much in profits at the expense of consumers.
- Pete Domenici

Well there are those who think you can only succeed
at someone else's expense.
- Boy George

Raillery is a mode of speaking in favor of one's wit
at the expense of one's better nature.
- Charles de Secondat

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

The closest thing to a law of nature in business is
that form has an affinity for expense,
while substance has an affinity for income.
- Dee Hock

In fact, this is a blackmail of the terrorists at the
expense of the suffering of the hostages.
- Alberto Fujimori

I am indeed rich, since my income is superior to my expenses,
and my expense is equal to my wishes.
- Edward Gibbon

The state is the great fictitious entity by which everyone
seeks to live at the expense of everyone else.
- Frederic Bastiat

No idea can succeed except at the expense of sacrifice;
no one ever escapes without enduring strain from the struggle of life.
- Ernest Renan

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

Any seeming deception in a statement is costly,
not only in the expense of the advertising but in the
detrimental effect produced upon the customer,
who believes she has been misled.
- John Wanamaker

Rapine, avarice, expense, This is idolatry;
and these we adore; Plain living and high thinking are no more.
- William Wordsworth

Mere parsimony is not economy.
Expense, and great expense, may be an essential part in true economy.
- Edmund Burke

Our military should spare no expense to ensure the safety of our troops,
particularly as they confront a hostile insurgency
and roadside bombs throughout Iraq.
- Christopher Dodd

Then hast our the Red Stone perfect with less labour,
expense of time and costs, for the which ever thank God.
- George Ripley

Postmodernism is among other things a sick joke at
the expense of revolutionary avant-gardism.
- Terry Eagleton

The income from sales now covers the expense of materials
but I expect this to improve.
- Mike Thompson

The objective is to enlarge the scope of your advantage
which can only happen at someone else's expense.
- Bruce Henderson

I cannot go to the Opera, because I have forsworn all
expense which does not end in pleasing me.
- Charles Townshend

I was pursuing the inner path at the expense of the
rest of my being and the rest of the world.
- Satish Kumar

Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world,
and ten to one but she has the means of settling well,
without further expense to anybody.
- Jane Austen

Spare no expense to save money on this one.
- Samuel Goldwyn

The expense of a war could be paid in time;
but the expense of opium,
when once the habit is formed, will only increase with time.
- Townsend Harris

You can't substitute promise after promise with known
violators of prior promises at the expense of protecting
ourselves or setting an example.
- Fred Thompson

It was appointed by law in Athens, that the obsequies
of the citizens who fell in battle should be performed at the public expense,
and in the most honorable manner.
- Edward Everett

The myth of black women profiting at the expense of
black men is the oldest rap around.
- Johnnetta Betsch Cole

The will to label will always prevail over what's being labeled,
usually at the expense of either truth or understanding.
- Boyd Rice

Those who prepared for all the emergencies of life
beforehand may equip themselves at the expense of joy.
- E. M. Forster

Social order at the expense of liberty is hardly a bargain.
- Marquis de Sade

The Super Bowl isn't for kids, I had a great time though
and it was worth every nickel of it because by doing
this lame piece about the game I can put it on my expense account.
- Andy Rooney

There is no happiness for people at the expense of other people.
- Anwar Sadat

Grudge no expense - yield to no opposition -
forget fatigue -
till,
by the strength of prayer and sacrifice,
the spirit of love shall have overcome .
- Maria W. Chapman

Government is the great fiction, through which everybody
endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.
- Frederic Bastiat

Most economic fallacies derive from the tendency to
assume that there is a fixed pie,
that one party can gain only at the expense of another.
- Milton Friedman

I think, though, as African-American women,
we are always trained to value our community even at
the expense of ourselves,
and so we attempt to protect the African-American community.
- Anita Hill

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

At the same time, I definitely want to expand my fan
base but not at the expense of prostituting my music or heart.
- George Duke

Military officers from different countries,
when they meet each other, tend to sort of fall in love,
become mutual admiration societies, at the expense of realities.
- William Odom

The men and women who serve in our military have won
for us every hour we live in freedom,
sometimes at the expense of the very hours of the lifetimes they had hoped to live.
- Bob Riley

Legislation can neither be wise nor just which seeks
the welfare of a single interest at the expense and
to the injury of many and varied interests.
- Andrew Johnson

Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state.
They forget that the state wants to live at the expense of everyone.
- Frederic Bastiat

Slavery is the first step towards civilization.
In order to develop it is necessary that things should
be much better for some and much worse for others,
then those who are better off can develop at the expense of others.
- Alexander Herzen

The public treasure has been duly applied to the uses
to which it was appropriated by Parliament,
and regular accounts have been annually laid before Parliament,
of every article of expense.
- Robert Walpole


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