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Quotes of the Day for 4 June 2003 – Interest

Yesterday I mentioned the Dutch purchase of what is now Manhattan for $24 in trade. A reader noted that said sum, invested at 6% interest, would now be worth many trillions of dollars, possibly more than all of Manhattan. Alas, I can't find the message again to quote the exact amount, but I did find some quotes on Interest.

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The quotes:

The excesses of our youth are drafts upon our old age, payable with interest, about thirty years after date.
     - Charles Caleb Colton, 1780 - 1832

Good and evil both increase at compound interest.
     - Clive Staples Lewis, 1898 - 1963

If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him, for an investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
     - Joseph E. O'Donnell

Saving love doesn't bring any interest.
     - Mae West, 1892 - 1980

Worrying about something is like paying interest on a debt you don't even know if you owe.
     - Mark Twain, 1835 - 1910

$100 invested at 7% interest for 100 years will become $100,000, at which time it will be worth absolutely nothing.
     - Robert Anson Heinlein, The Notebooks of Lazarus Long

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