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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Public money is like holy water: every one helps himself to it.
  Money is like manure; of very little use unless it be spread.
            —Francis Bacon
  Munny is like promises, easier maid than kept.
            —Josh Billings
  Money is like the manna of the wilderness: sweet and wholesome if it is gathered and used by faith each day: breeding worms if hoarded by doubt.
            —Hugh O. Penticost
  Money is like whiskey: a certain quantity of it improves the condition, but too much brings about bestiality.
            —Channing Pollock
  A man without money is like a ship without sails.
            —Dutch Proverb
  His money comes from him like drops of blood.
            —John Ray (Handbook of Proverbs, 1670)
  A man without money is like a bird without wings; if he soars he falls to the ground and dies.
            —Romanian Proverb

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