What you get free costs too much.
Author: Jean Anouilh (1910-1987)
Profession: French Playwright
The gods sell to us all the goods which they give us.
Expenditures rise to meet income.
Author: C. Northcote Parkinson (1909-1993)
Profession: British Historian, Political Scientist
The gods sell all things at a fair price.
Something you don't want is dear at any price.
A thing is worth what it can do for you, not what you choose to pay for it.
Author: John Ruskin (1819-1900)
Profession: British Critic, Social Theorist
Why so large a cost, having so short a lease, does thou upon your fading mansion spend?
Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
Profession: British Poet, Playwright, Actor
The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.
Author: Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
Profession: American Essayist, Poet, Naturalist