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Those things which are dearest to us are those that have cost us most.
-- Michel de Montaigne

The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.
-- Henry David Thoreau, Walden

[A cynic:] A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
-- Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan

Midas's Law: Possession diminishes perception of value, immediately.
-- John Updike, in: New Yorker


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The selection of the above quotes and the writing of the accompanying notes was performed by the author David Paul Wagner.

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