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Mine is somewhat of an old stand-by, but I think it has great meaning: There is no free lunch! I heard this at the end of Alistair Cooke's marvelous "America" series from the 70's. He was referring to how America became the country it is. He asked an Italian immigrant about what he thought about America? The answer was "there is no free lunch!" meaning, of course, success comes to those through sheer force of will, and hard effort. I agree with him on that.
I often use it in a larger personal context (as I'll tell some who feel they are entitled to various things); no, there is no free lunch, you AREN'T so entitled.
I once had a tenant who always took extras when something was free or took multiple sugars or creams from restaurants, etc. to use later for himself. Things like that were an everyday thing with him. I often told him that it was wrong and that he was abusing an honor system AND in the end, there would be no free lunch. The once "free" stuff would be gone, because of people like him.
Obviously, there are many other examples of those who think it is OK to cheat on some such honor system or to skirt loopholes in some laws. It doesn't always pay off in positive ways.
Meanwhile, what say you?
What is your favorite quote or phrase, or saying?
And tell us why you like it so much.
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