„Where there is much pretension, much has been borrowed:“

As quoted in Mental Recreation; or, Select Maxims (1831), p. 234
Kontext: Where there is much pretension, much has been borrowed: nature never pretends.

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„I, who ne'er
Went for myself a begging, go a borrowing,
And that for others. Borrowing's much the same
As begging; just as lending upon usury
Is much the same as thieving.“

—  Gotthold Ephraim Lessing writer, philosopher, publicist, and art critic 1729 - 1781

Nathan the Wise http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext03/natws10.txt (1779), Act II, scene II

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„Borrowing is not much better than begging; just as lending with interest is not much better than stealing.“

—  Doris Lessing British novelist, poet, playwright, librettist, biographer and short story writer 1919 - 2013

I, who ne'er
Went for myself a begging, go a borrowing,
And that for others. Borrowing's much the same
As begging; just as lending upon usury
Is much the same as thieving.
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Nathan the Wise (1779), Act II, scene II http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext03/natws10.txt
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„I care not so much what I am to others as what I am to myself. I will be rich by myself, and not by borrowing.“

—  Michel De Montaigne (1533-1592) French-Occitan author, humanistic philosopher, statesman 1533 - 1592

Book II, Ch. 16
Attributed

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„What's so exciting is to be able to just take something and polish it so much that hopefully in the future people will start borrowing things from it.“

—  Theo de Raadt systems software engineer 1968

[Interview: Staying on the cutting edge, http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/10/07/1097089476287.html, 2004-10-08, 2007-09-15, The Age]

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„It has been argued that relatively poor people will borrow to buy a house, so why not to buy a degree?“

—  Nicholas Barr British economist 1943

Quelle: Economics Of The Welfare State (Fourth Edition), Chapter 14, Higher Education, p. 323

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„Stale is stale and borrowed is borrowed, no matter how original your models may have been.“

—  Robert Silverberg American speculative fiction writer and editor 1935

Introduction to New Dimensions 1, edited by Robert Silverberg

„A journalist who has to borrow a typewriter is bad news.“

—  Alan Williams (novelist) novelist 1935

Toomey, Philippa. "Tilting at windmills", London Times, 8 July 1978, p. 12.

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„Borrowing has a bad name, but you would be surprised how it helps in a pinch.“

—  Will Cuppy American writer 1884 - 1949

[Scribner's Magazine, 1937, CII, 6, 19-21, I'm Not the Budget Type, Will Cuppy]

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„Logic has borrowed, perhaps, the rules of geometry, without comprehending their force“

—  Blaise Pascal French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer, and Christian philosopher 1623 - 1662

The Art of Persuasion
Kontext: Logic has borrowed, perhaps, the rules of geometry, without comprehending their force... it does not thence follow that they have entered into the spirit of geometry, and I should be greatly averse... to placing them on a level with that science that teaches the true method of directing reason.

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„What if he has borrowed the matter and spoiled the form, as it oft falls out?“

—  Michel De Montaigne, buch Essays

Book III, Ch. 8. Of the Art of Conversation
Essais (1595), Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)

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„A poet ought not to pick nature's pocket: let him borrow, and so borrow as to repay by the very act of borrowing.“

—  Samuel Taylor Coleridge English poet, literary critic and philosopher 1772 - 1834

22 September 1830.
Table Talk (1821–1834)
Kontext: A poet ought not to pick nature's pocket: let him borrow, and so borrow as to repay by the very act of borrowing. Examine nature accurately, but write from recollection; and trust more to your imagination than to your memory.

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