Careful Words

price (n.)

price (v.)

price (adv.)

price (adj.)

"All men have their price" is commonly ascribed to Walpole.

There taught us how to live; and (oh, too high

The price for knowledge!) taught us how to die.

Thomas Tickell (1686-1740): On the Death of Mr. Addison. Line 81.

  Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!

Patrick Henry (1736-1799): Speech in the Virginia Convention. March, 1775.

Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.

  The price of wisdom is above rubies.

Old Testament: Job xxviii. 18.

  Pearl of great price.

New Testament: Matthew xiii. 46.