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Most new books are forgotten within a year, especially by those who borrow them. - Evan Esar

Women give nothing to friendship except what they borrow from love. - Seneca [Lucius Annaeus Seneca]

In things that a man would not be seen in himself, it is a point of cunning to borrow the name of the world; as to say, The world says, or There is a speech abroad. - Sir Francis Bacon

Next to the love of God, the love of country is the best preventive of crime. - George Borrow

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. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary. - Booker T. Washington

I should like to spend the whole of my life in traveling abroad, if I could anywhere borrow another life to spend afterwards at home. - William Hazlitt

You are a lover; borrow Cupid's wings, And soar with them above a common bound. (Romeo and Juliet) - William Shakespeare

Acquaintance: A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to. A degree of friendship called slight when its object is poor or obscure, and intimate when he is rich or famous. (The Devil's Dictionary) - Ambrose Bierce