„Everything is on a reduced scale here in the Polar regions; we can't afford to be extravagant.“

—  Roald Amundsen, Sydpolen (The South Pole) (1912), Concerning the Polar accommodations
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—  Hillary Clinton American politician, senator, Secretary of State, First Lady 1947
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—  J. P. Morgan American financier, banker, philanthropist and art collector 1837 - 1913
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—  Michelle Obama lawyer, writer, wife of Barack Obama and former First Lady of the United States 1964
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„Education is a fundamental principle of what made America a success. We can't afford to throw any young people away.“

—  Ben Carson 17th and current United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; American neurosurgeon 1951
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„I have a million ideas. The country can't afford them all.“

—  Hillary Clinton American politician, senator, Secretary of State, First Lady 1947
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„You got a lot of money but you can't afford the freeway“

—  Aimee Mann American indie rock singer-songwriter (born 1960) 1960
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