An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





The true way to gain much, is never to desire to gain too much.


Francis Beaumont (1584-1616, British dramatist)


And gain is gain, however small.


Robert Browning (1812-1889, British poet)


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-born American physicist)


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)


Bargain... anything a customer thinks a store is losing money on.


Kin Hubbard (1868-1930, American humorist, journalist)


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


Plutarch (46-120, Greek essayist, biographer)


There are twenty-five uncaught birds for a penny.


Afghani Proverb


It takes two to make a bargain.


American Proverb (Sayings of American origin)


The person who does not ask will never get a bargain.


French Proverb (Sayings of French origin)


No gain is so certain as that which proceeds from the economical use of what you already have.


Latin Proverb (Sayings of Latin origin)


It is always sound business to take any obtainable net gain, at any cost, and at any risk to the rest of the community.


Thorstein Veblen (1857-1929, American social scientist)


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