Winnipeg Sun | 21Jul2011 | Orest Slepokura

Quoting Billy Shakespeare

Re: ‘U.S. must defuse $14 trillion time-bomb,’ Monte Solberg, July 18, 2011.

Solberg sources the saying “Neither a borrower nor a lender be” to Benjamin Franklin.

In fact, that saying was taken from a soliloquy by Polonius in Act I, Scene 3, of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, where Polonius is giving practical advice to his son Laertes before he heads back to university.

Mind you, Franklin was also a great practical adviser. For example: “If you would know the value of money, go try to borrow some; for he that goes a-borrowing goes a-sorrowing.”

Maxed out credit card borrowers, take heed.

Orest Slepokura

(Good advice is timeless.)