"We estimate the wisdom of nations by seeing what they did with their surplus capital."
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"Of course I'm doing something about my overdraft: I'm seeing my accountant."
"The pen is mightier than the sword, but no match for the accountant."
"What we now call finance is, I hold, an intellectual perversion of what began as warm human love."
"Finance is the art of passing currency from hand to hand until it finally disappears."
"When it comes to finances, remember that there are no withholding taxes on the wages of sin."
"Fire is never a gentle master"
"Real firmness is good for anything; strut is good for nothing."
"The greatest firmness is the greatest mercy."
"A wise man who stands firm is a statesman, a foolish man who stands firm is a catastrophe."
"The purpose firm is equal to the deed."
"If fishing is a religion, fly fishing is high church."
"Fishing seems to be the favorite form of loafing."
"Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes."
"No human being, however great, or powerful, was ever so free as a fish."
"All you need to be a fisherman is patience and a worm."
"Caution is a most valuable asset in fishing, especially if you are the fish."
"Angling may be said to be so like the mathematics that it can never be fully learned."
"Between flattery and admiration there often flows a river of contempt."
"Flattery is a form of hatred."
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