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1. "Bring market forces to bear on health care insurers. Creating a health care 'exchange,' one of the better ideas included in House Bill 3200, creates affordable, accessible and portable insurance for millions of Americans."
Author: Andrew P. Harris
2. "But you see, a rich country like America can perhaps afford to be stupid."
Author: Barack Obama
3. "You can't imagine fame. You can only ever see it from an outsider and comment on it with the rueful wisdom of a non participant. When it happens to you, it doesn't matter what age or how, it is a very steep learning curve. The imprtanot thing to realize in all of it is that life is short, to protect the ones you love, and not expose yourself to too much abuse or narcissistic reflection gazing and move on. If fame affords me the type of ability to do the kind of work I'm being offered, who am I to complain about the downsides. It's all relative. And this are obviously very high class problems. The way privacy becomes an every shrinking island is inevitable but also manageable and it doesn't necessary have to get that way..."
Author: Benedict Cumberbatch
4. "That bodies should be lent us, while they can afford us pleasure, assist us in acquiring knowledge, or doing good to our fellow creatures, is a kind and benevolent act of God - when they become unfit for these purposes and afford us pain instead of pleasure-instead of an aid, become an encumbrance and answer none of the intentions for which they were given, it is equally kind and benevolent that a way is provided by which we may get rid of them. Death is that way."
Author: Benjamin Franklin
5. "The rules only applied topeople who couldn't afford different rules."
Author: Cameron Stracher
6. "My grandmother used to cook for eight every day - sitting down lunches and dinner, the way you do it in Italy, you sit down. And when my parents could afford their own place, I went with them but still my mother used to work but used to come back from work to cook lunch for my father, come back from work, cook dinner for my father and me."
Author: Carrie Ann Inaba
7. "I have an inward treasure born with me, which can keep me alive if all extraneous delights should be withheld, or offered only at a price I cannot afford to give."
Author: Charlotte Brontë
8. "We must unify Taiwan; we cannot afford to have our society being divided in half."
Author: Chen Shui Bian
9. "Fame & fortune come with a price that fame finds insulting and fortune can't afford to pay back."
Author: Dean Cavanagh
10. "The over-weight and out of shape guy who owned the house had apparently decided that having a half-million dollar house meant that he couldn't afford to hire someone to clean out his gutters. Now he was dead with what looked to me like a broken neck after the ladder had slipped. He'd taken the plunge into his fancy landscaping—complete with rock garden. But hey, his fucking gutters were clean."
Author: Diana Rowland
11. "The prices are ridiculous... I don't see how people can go back and forth to work or to school. How can we afford the gas?"
Author: Dorothy Thompson
12. "When I got a deposit on my very first cake, I took that deposit and I bought some cake mix with it. I've never taken a loan - ever. And we're doing this expansion just like everything we've done in this bakery as we've grown. If we weren't able to afford paying for something cash, we didn't buy it."
Author: Duff Goldman
13. "We cannot afford idleness, waste or inefficiency."
Author: Eamon De Valera
14. "The moment workers can afford too little they rebel. The last time this was a real danger was 1950. Communists took advantage of supply problems and stirred up gullible people against their very own country."
Author: Elfriede Jelinek
15. "After dessert we sipped on strong cups of tea, one of the luxuries we can afford to take for granted here in the trade routes."Delightful," she said. "If only for a little cream.""Don't speak to me of cream, Captain. I dream about milk at least twice a week. I run naked with milk running in rivulets from the corners of my mouth. I even miss humble parsley--zounds, how I've taken that weed for granted! And butter, I'll not describe my butter dreams, they're too depraved."Mabbot chuckled. "We must leave something for dreams."
Author: Eli Brown
16. "Although reading the classics in Latin in school may be not as fulfilling as it would be at a more mature age, few scientists can afford the time for such diversion later in life."
Author: George Andrew Olah
17. "Wisdom, in short, whose lessons have been represented as so hard to learn by those who never were at her school, only teaches us to extend a simple maxim universally known and followed even in the lowest life, a little farther than that life carries it. And this is, not to buy at too dear a price. Now, whoever takes this maxim abroad with him into the grand market of the world, and constantly applies it to honours, to riches, to pleasures, and to every other commodity which that market affords, is, I will venture to affirm, a wise man."
Author: Henry Fielding
18. "This wavering paradox is a pillar of the outlaw stance. A man who has blown all his options can't afford the luxury of changing his ways. He has to capitalize on whatever he has left, and he can't afford to admit-no matter how often he's reminded of it-that every day of his life takes him farther down a blind alley."
Author: Hunter S. Thompson
19. "You know, there's an economy in lyric-writing that doesn't afford you, or at least me - I usually start off with nine or 10 verses and then boil it down to two or three that are half the length of the original verses."
Author: J. Tillman
20. "Elinor, for shame!" said Marianne, "money can only give happiness where there is nothing else to give it. Beyond a competence, it can afford no real satisfaction, as far as mere self is concerned."
Author: Jane Austen
21. "When good enough gets the job done, go for it. It's way better than wasting resources or, even worse, doing nothing because you can't afford the complex solution."
Author: Jason Fried
22. "The French have got to understand that a film is so expensive that it can no longer afford to be regional or even national in scope."
Author: Jean Jacques Annaud
23. "Life was becoming shorter and the thought that he would never stop smoking filled him with a strange satisfaction. Ignoring the warning on the cigarette packet might not be the most flamboyant act of rebellion a man could allow himself, but at least it was one he could afford."
Author: Jo Nesbø
24. "Powerful people cannot afford to educate the people that they oppress, because once you are truly educated, you will not ask for power. You will take it."
Author: John Henrik Clarke
25. "The necessity of every one paying in his own labor for what he consumes, affords the only legitimate and effectual check to excessive luxury, which has so often ruined individuals, states and empires; and which has now brought almost universal bankruptcy upon us."
Author: Josiah Warren
26. "If we now find ourselves looking down on the cheap and convenient, it is only because we now have better things which are affordable."
Author: Julian Baggini
27. "What unites conservatives and modernizers and young and old, is a hunger not for freedom but for justice; for genuine rule of law, not rule by royal whim. They want a government that is a transparent and accountable, one that provides standards services such as are available in far less wealthy societies: good education, job, affordable housing , and decent health care."
Author: Karen Elliott House
28. "We cannot afford to lose the Medicaid funding for low-income women."
Author: Kay Bailey Hutchison
29. "Because I like you a lot. Because you're beautiful and strong and make me feel things I can't allow myself to feel. Because you listen to me in the moonlight like every word I say forms a drop of nectar. Because you've lived a shit life and come out the other side to be someone amazing. Because now you live a dangerous life with a scar on your back to prove it and I can't afford to lose anyone else that means something to me..."
Author: Kristen Ashley
30. "Either you're with me or you're against me. I can't afford to be looking over my shoulder all the time waiting for you to stick a knife in my back."
Author: Kyra Dune
31. "Suicide was a mortal luxury not afforded to angels."
Author: Lauren Kate
32. "Miranda ate four slices of greasy, fatty bacon, two sausage links, and a soft cheese Danish every morning, and washed it down with a tall latte from Starbucks (two raw sugars, remember!). As far as I could tell, the office was divided on whether she was permanently on the Atkins diet or just lucky enough to have a superhuman metabolism, the result of some pretty fantastic genes. Either way, she thought nothing of devouring the fattiest, the most sickeningly unhealthy foods--even though the rest of us weren't exactly afforded the same luxury."
Author: Lauren Weisberger
33. "Most individuals have always thought themselves not big enough or significant enough to have an effect on the whole planet, a notion which conversely made them think they could afford big arrogance and big greed over its resources."
Author: Lynette Fromme
34. "After I got this job at the syndicate, I started sending them money so they could go on trips and do the things they could never afford to do. All the while, I never knew that my mother was socking money away."
Author: Lynn Johnston
35. "Every American has a right to affordable, high-quality health care."
Author: Max Baucus
36. "What we are trying to do is to create a social business in Bangladesh, a joint venture to create restaurants for common people. Good, healthy food at affordable prices so that people don't have to opt for food that is unhealthy and unhygienic."
Author: Muhammad Yunus
37. "I want to lengthen, not shorten, my attention span, and most of the material splendors of the twenty-first century bully me in the opposite direction. The fault is mine, I'll admit. I'm too slow-witted, reluctant to evolve, constitutionally unable to get with the program. I can't afford the newest gadgets and I'm not a natural multitasker."
Author: Phillip Connors
38. "The newly formed Council all rose to their feet as I entered the room, but I immediately raised my hands. "Oh, God, please don't do that. I'm freaked out enough as it is."One of the faeries, a huge man with emerald green wings, frowned at me. "But as heir presumptive to the Head of the Council, you're afforded a certain degree of respect.""I can feel respected with you all sitting down. Honestly."
Author: Rachel Hawkins
39. "I'm really keen to go back and do some theatre, but I can't afford to at the moment because we're getting married in September. And then I'm hoping to direct a film at the end of this year, and that means a year of your life without pay."
Author: Richard Roxburgh
40. "As long as Christianity is the dominant belief system in America, we cannot afford to be biblically or theologically illiterate, regardless of our personal beliefs. (p. 8)"
Author: Robin R. Meyers
41. "I can't afford security. I can't afford a gated house. So, I feel a little vulnerable. I wish some laws would come into play."
Author: Selma Blair
42. "Somebody has to go polish the stars,They're looking a little bit dull.Somebody has to go polish the stars,For the eagles and starlings and gullsHave all been complaining they're tarnished and worn,They say they want new ones we cannot afford.So please get your ragsAnd your polishing jars,Somebody has to go polish the stars."
Author: Shel Silverstein
43. "Mathilde made an effort to use the more intimate form; she was evidently more attentive to this unusual way of speaking than to what she was saying. This use of the singular form, stripped of the tone of affection, ceased, after a moment, to afford Julien any pleasure, he was astonished at the absence of happiness; finally, in order to feel it, he had recourse to his reason. He saw himself highly esteemed by this girl who was so proud, and never bestowed unrestricted praise; by this line of reasoning he arrived at a gratification of his self-esteem."
Author: Stendhal
44. "I did learn Chinese kung-fu in a school for a short time, but I couldn't afford to pay for long-term learning."
Author: Stephen Chow
45. "Are you sure self-pity is a luxury you can afford, Jack?"
Author: Stephen King
46. "40. If you can't afford to leave a tip, you can't afford to eat in the restaurant. Stay home."
Author: Steve Dublanica
47. "Don't judge me. Ethics and morality no longer exist in our world. It's a luxury of the past, afforded only to those who had a future."
Author: T.M. Williams
48. "A strong economy causes an increase in the demand for housing; the increased demand for housing drives real-estate prices and rentals through the roof. And then affordable housing becomes completely inaccessible."
Author: William Baldwin
49. "I grew up in extreme poverty,' said Hari Das. ‘Like me, my father was a day labourer, who also did theyyam during the season. Today theyyam can bring in muchmore than labouring – in a good season, after expenses, maybe Rs 10,000 a month – but in those days earnings were very meagre; maybe only Rs 10 and bag of ricefor a single night.‘I lost my mother when I was three years old. She had some small injury – a piece of metal pierced her foot – but it went septic, and because she couldn't afford areal doctor she saw a man in the village instead. He must have made it worse. Certainly he failed to cure her. She died quite unnecessarily; at least that is what I feel."
Author: William Dalrymple
50. "The hate I bear thee can afford no better term then this: thou art a villian."
Author: William Shakespeare

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