„Love is a debt, she thought. When the bill comes, you pay in grief.“

—  Mary Doria Russell, Children of God

Quelle: Children of God

Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
Mary Doria Russell Foto
Mary Doria Russell
US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin 1950

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Ralph Waldo Emerson Foto

„Wilt thou seal up the avenues of ill?
Pay every debt, as if God wrote the bill!“

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882

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Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)
Variante: Wilt thou seal up the avenues of ill?
Pay every debt, as if God wrote the bill!

Nguyễn Du Foto

„As you must weigh and choose between your love
and filial duty, which will turn the scale?
She put aside all vows of love and troth—
a child first pays the debts of birth and care.“

—  Nguyễn Du, The Tale of Kieu

Original: (vi) Duyên hội ngộ, đức cù lao,
Bên tình bên hiếu, bên nào nặng hơn?
Để lời thệ hải minh sơn,
Làm con trước phải đền ơn sinh thành.
Quelle: The Tale of Kiều (1813), Lines 601–604

Stephen King Foto

„I write for love, but love doesn’t pay the bills.“

—  Stephen King, buch The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

Quelle: The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

Ben Carson Foto

„When I treat other people with kindness and love, it is part of my way of paying my debt to God and the world for the privilege of living on this planet.“

—  Ben Carson 17th and current United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; American neurosurgeon 1951

Quelle: Think Big: Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence

Mark Twain Foto
George Herbert Foto

„991. Speake not of my debts, unlesse you mean to pay them.“

—  George Herbert Welsh-born English poet, orator and Anglican priest 1593 - 1633

Jacula Prudentum (1651)

Bill Murray Foto
John Buchan Foto

„We can pay our debts to the past by putting the future in debt to ourselves.“

—  John Buchan British politician 1875 - 1940

Address to the people of Canada on the coronation of George VI (12 May 1937)

Jay Samit Foto

„Are you truly living life or just paying bills until you die?“

—  Jay Samit American businessman 1961

Future Proofing You (2021)

Isabel II do Reino Unido Foto

„But nothing that can be said can begin to take away the anguish and the pain of these moments. Grief is the price we pay for love.“

—  Isabel II do Reino Unido queen of the UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and head of the Commonwealth of Nations 1926

Message from the Queen, read by the British ambassador to Washington, Sir Christopher Meyer, St Thomas's Episcopal Church on Fifth Avenue. 22 September 2001. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/1341155/Grief-is-price-of-love-says-the-Queen.html

Rick Santorum Foto
Cheryl Strayed Foto

„You have to pay your own electric bill. You have to be kind. You have to give it all you got. You have to find people who love you truly and love them back with the same truth. But that's all.“

—  Cheryl Strayed, buch Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar

Quelle: Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar

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„To pay off the debt was to destroy the money supply.“

—  John Kenneth Galbraith American economist and diplomat 1908 - 2006

Quelle: Money: Whence It Came, Where It Went (1975), Chapter VIII, The Great Compromise, p. 90
Kontext: In numerous years following the war the Federal government ran a heavy surplus. It could not pay off it's debt, retire its securities, because to do so meant there would be no bonds to back the national bank notes. To pay off the debt was to destroy the money supply.

Oscar Wilde Foto

„Mothers, of course, are all right. They pay a chap's bills and don't bother him. But fathers bother a chap and never pay his bills.“

—  Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

Jack, Act I
The Importance of Being Earnest (1895)

Justin Timberlake Foto
Jonathan Safran Foer Foto
Ralph Waldo Emerson Foto

„Solvency is maintained by means of a national debt, on the principle, "If you will not lend me the money, how can I pay you?"“

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson, English Traits

English Traits (1856), reprinted in The Prose Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Vol. 2 (Boston: Fields, Osgood, & Co., 1870), p. 206 ( full text at GoogleBooks http://books.google.com/books?id=21IRAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA206)

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Joyce Kilmer Foto

„And it was grief that made Mankind your lover,
And it was grief that made you love Mankind.“

—  Joyce Kilmer American poet, editor, literary critic, soldier 1886 - 1918

Main Street and Other Poems (1917), In Memory
Kontext: Your eyes, that looked on glory, could discover
The angry scar to which the world was blind:
And it was grief that made Mankind your lover,
And it was grief that made you love Mankind.

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