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A bargain is in its very essence a hostile transaction do not all men try to abate the price of all they buy? I contend that a bargain even between brethren is a declaration of war.

Lord Byron (1788-1824) British poet.

Here's the rule for bargains: ''Do other men, for they would do you.'' That's the true business precept.

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) British novelist.

Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.

Albert Einstein (1879-1955) German-Swiss-U.S. scientist.

There are very honest people who do not think that they have had a bargain unless they have cheated a merchant.

Anatole France (1844-1924) French writer.

Nothing is cheap which is superfluous, for what one does not need, is dear at a penny.

Plutarch (46-120) Greek essayist, and biographer.