C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


A dear bargain is always disagreeable, particularly as it is a reflection upon the buyer’s judgment.


The modern craze for bargains has often inflicted great hardships upon a certain class of humble toilers.


What is the disposition which makes men rejoice in good bargains? There are few people who will not be benefited by pondering over the morals of shopping.


  • I’ll give thrice so much land,
  • To any well deserving friend;
  • But in the way of bargain, mark me,
  • I’ll cavil on the ninth part of a hair.
  • Shakespeare.