|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
| Great collections of books are subject to certain accidents besides the damp, the worms, and the rats; one not less common is that of the borrowers, not to say a word of the purloiners.|
Isaac DIsraeliCuriosities of Literature. The Bibliomania.
| He who prefers to give Linus the half of what he wishes to borrow, rather than to lend him the whole, prefers to lose only the half.|
MartialEpigrams. Bk. I. Ep. 75.
| You give me back. Phbus, my bond for four hundred thousand sesterces; lend me rather a hundred thousand more. Seek some one else to whom you may vaunt your empty present: what I cannot pay you, Phbus, is my own.|
MartialEpigrams. Bk. IX. Ep. 102.
| I have granted you much that you asked: and yet you never cease to ask of me. He who refuses nothing, Atticilla, will soon have nothing to refuse.|
MartialEpigrams. Bk. XII. Ep. 79.
|The borrower is servant to the lender.|
Proverbs. XXII. 7.
|Croyez que chose divine est prester; debvoir est vertu heroïcque.|
Believe me that it is a godlike thing to lend; to owe is a heroic virtue.
RabelaisPantagruel. Bk. III. Ch. IV.
|Neither a borrower nor a lender be:|
For loan oft loses both itself and friend,
And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.
Hamlet. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 75.
|What question can be here? Your own true heart|
Must needs advise you of the only part:
That may be claimd again which was but lent,
And should be yielded with no discontent,
Nor surely can we find herein a wrong,
That it was left us to enjoy it long.
Richard Chenevix TrenchThe Lent Jewels.
|Who goeth a borrowing|
Goeth a sorrowing.
Few lend (but fools)
Their working tools.
TusserFive Hundred Points of Good Husbandry. Septembers Abstract. First lines also in Junes Abstract.