What are costs?

Famous quotes containing the word costs:

    When over Catholics the ocean rolls,
    They must wait several weeks before a mass
    Takes off one peck of purgatorial coals,
    Because, till people know what’s come to pass,
    They won’t lay out their money on the dead—
    It costs three francs for every mass that’s said.
    George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)

    To exercise power costs effort and demands courage. That is why so many fail to assert rights to which they are perfectly entitled—because a right is a kind of power but they are too lazy or too cowardly to exercise it. The virtues which cloak these faults are called patience and forbearance.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    The real price of everything, what everything really costs to the man who wants to acquire it, is the toil and trouble of acquiring it.
    Adam Smith (1723–1790)