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  • I’m of sound mind—can reckon compound interest in my head, and remember every fool’s name as well as I could twenty years ago.
  • Poor Mr. Casaubon had imagined that his long studious bachelorhood had stored up for him a compound interest of enjoyment, and that large drafts on his affections would not fail to be honored; for we all of us, grave or light, get our thoughts entangled in metaphors, and act fatally on the strength of them.

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  • The power of compound interest over long periods of time is not intuitive.
  • At the end of ten years they had paid everything, everything, with the rates of usury and the accumulations of the compound interest.
    Guy de Maupassant  --  The Diamond Necklace

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