Money and Finances
If you learn nothing else from what my friend Richard says about money, you
should at least catch this point: Don't borrow money! Hard as
that may be in a society that runs on credit cards and mortgages, it's still
good advice. Another common theme in this advice is the value of
He that would have a short Lent, let him borrow money to be repaid at Easter.
Industry pays debts, Despair increases them.
The use of money is all the advantage there is in having money.*
For 6£ a year you may have use of 100£, if you are a man of known
prudence and honesty.
Necessity never made a good bargain.
'Tis a well spent penny that saves a groat.*
A light purse is a heavy curse.
If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher's stone.
Buy what thou hast no need of, and e'er long thou shalt sell thy necessaries.
Creditors have better memories than debtors.
Nothing but Money,
Is sweeter than Honey.
Women and Wine, Game and Deciet,
Make the Wealth small, and the wants great.
Beware of little Expences; a small Leak will sink a great Ship.
Fond Pride of Dress, is sure a very Curse;
E'er Fancy you consult, consult your Purse.*
I have never seen the Philosopher's stone that turns lead into gold, but I
have known the pursuit of it turn a man's gold into lead. *
If your Riches are yours, why don't you take them with you to t'other World?
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