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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
 
Lord Burleigh
 
  Gentility is nothing else but ancient riches.  1
  He that hath care of keeping days of payment is lord of another man’s purse.  2
  I never knew any man grow poor by keeping an orderly table.  3
  If thy estate be good, match near home and at leisure; if weak, far off and quickly.  4
  Neither borrow money of a neighbour nor a friend, but of a stranger, where, paying for it, thou shalt hear no more of it.  5
  No man can buy anything in the market with gentility.  6
  Soldiers in peace are like chimneys in summer.  7
  That gentleman who sells an acre of land, sells an ounce of credit.  8
 
 
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