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  • THERE was a curious social situation in Black Hawk. All the young men felt the attraction of the fine, well-set-up country girls who had come to town to earn a living, and, in nearly every case, to help the father struggle out of debt, or to make it possible for the younger children of the family to go to school.
    (Willa Cather, "My Antonia")
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  • She planted that terror of debt so deeply in her children that even now, in a changed economic pattern where indebtedness is a part of living, I become restless when a bill is two days overdue. Olive never accepted the time-payment plan when it became popular. A thing bought on time was a thing you did not own and for which you were in debt. She saved for things she wanted, and this meant that the neighbours had new gadgets as much as two years before we did.
    (John Steinbeck, "East of Eden")
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  • A Lannister always pays his debts.
    (George R.R. Martin, "A Game of Thrones")
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  • I have never liked you, Cersei, but you were my own sister, so I never did you harm. You've ended that. I will hurt you for this. I don't know how yet, but give me time. A day will come when you think yourself safe and happy, and suddenly your joy will turn to ashes in your mouth, and you'll know the debt is paid. - Tyrion
    (George R.R. Martin, "A Clash of Kings")
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  • I will hurt you for this. I don't know how yet, but give me time. A day will come when you think yourself safe and happy, and suddenly your joy will turn to ashes in your mouth, and you'll know the debt is paid.
    (George R.R. Martin, "A Clash of Kings")
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  • Innocent or guilty, a Lannister pays his debts.
    (George R.R. Martin, "A Feast for Crows")
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  • If Koboi defeats and presumably murders us both then you can consider the debt null and void.
    (Eoin Colfer, "Artemis Fowl")
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  • The only deep emotion I occasionally felt in these affairs was gratitude, when all was going well and I was left, not only peace, but freedom to come and go--never kinder and gayer with one woman than when I had just left another's bed, as if I extended to all others the debt I had just contracted toward one of them.
    (Albert Camus, "The Fall")
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  • Perhaps what I am about to say will appear strange to you gentlemen, socialists, progressives, humanitarians as you are, but I never worry about my neighbor, I never try to protect society which does not protect me -- indeed, I might add, which generally takes no heed of me except to do me harm -- and, since I hold them low in my esteem and remain neutral towards them, I believe that society and my neighbor are in my debt.
    (Alexandre Dumas, "The Count of Monte Cristo")
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  • Thus she would well repay
    The debt, and I was grateful- the English made
    Life hard for those who did not come to her aid.
    (Alice Duer Miller, "The Count of Monte Cristo")
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  • The remaining requirement of up to A2 billion, we will look at funding options from the debt market, probably in 2003.
    (Kevin Russell)
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  • I place economy among the first and important virtues, and public debt as the greatest of dangers. To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our choice between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude. If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of caring for them, they will be happy.
    (Thomas Jefferson)
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  • It is known, to the force of a single pound weight, what the engine will do but, not all the calculators of the National Debt can tell me the capacity for good or evil, for love or hatred, for patriotism or discontent, for the decomposition of virtue into vice, or the reverse, at any single moment in the soul of one of these its quiet servants, with the composed faces and the regulated actions.
    (Charles Dickens)
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  • If we didn't propose these reforms, we would not have proposed a budget that got the debt under control.
    (Paul Ryan)
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  • We have an anticipated debt of 400 billion this year, and that's before the first dollar in whatever military action may be required will be expended, ... Without a question, this will exacerbate the debt and complicate our fiscal circumstances beyond anything, I would say, in history.
    (Tom Daschle)
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