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Daemon
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A man in debt is so far a slave.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
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Yeah. Without doubt, we are head over heels in debt. Whom, what and how much - are just the details...
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The years teach much which the days never know.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Absolutely correct.
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In paragraph 6 of the First Schedule to the Protection of Animals (Anaesthetics) Act 1954 (which specifies the ages before which the castration of certain male animals may be carried out without the use of an anaesthetic) the words "3 months" that actually can be pronounced in a way giving sound resembling the word "free" appearing opposite the word "bull" there were substituted by the words "2 months".

Absolutely...
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Context from:The Conduct of Life

III WEALTH

The subject of economy mixes itself with morals, inasmuch as it is a peremptory point of virtue that a man's independence be secured. Poverty demoralizes. A man in debt is so far a slave; and Wall-street thinks it easy for a millionaire to be a man of his word, a man of honor, but, that, in failing circumstances, no man can be relied on to keep his integrity. And when one observes in the hotels and palaces of our Atlantic capitals, the habit of expense, the riot of the senses, the absence of bonds, clanship, fellow-feeling of any kind, he feels, that, when a man or a woman is driven to the wall, the chances of integrity are frightfully diminished, as if virtue were coming to be a luxury which few could afford, or, as Burke said, "at a market almost too high for humanity." He may fix his inventory of necessities and of enjoyments on what scale he pleases, but if he wishes the power and privilege of thought, the chalking out his own career, and having society on his own terms, he must bring his wants within his proper power to satisfy.

https://oll.libertyfund.org/titles/emerson-the-works-of-ralph-waldo-emerson-vol-6-the-conduct-of-life




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Posted: Saturday, August 1, 2020 5:31:23 PM
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Daemon wrote:
A man in debt is so far a slave.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)


A man in debt is so far enslaved, that in a manner of speaking,
To his unbridled wants he is shackled, and to a point also to his aching:
For always the time for spending is followed by the time for paying.
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