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"Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first."

Mark Twain (1835-1910) American author and humorist

go around saying (expression): constantly say (something) everywhere you go
owe (verb): have to pay or repay money (or something else)
owe (someone) a living (expression): have to give (someone) financial support without that person doing any work

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Contributor: Josef Essberger