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What you get free costs too much.

Jean Anouilh (1910-1987) French playwright.

A thing is worth what it can do for you, not what you choose to pay for it.

John Ruskin (1819-1900) English art critic.

Why so large a cost, having so short a lease, does thou upon your fading mansion spend?

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet and playwright.

The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) American naturalist, poet and philosopher.

The gods sell all things at a fair price.


Something you don't want is dear at any price.