Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.
Emas non quod non opus est, sed quod necesse est. Quod non opus est, asse carum est. Buy not what you want, but what you have need of; what you do not want is dear at a farthing. Cato. As quoted by SenecaEpistles 94.
By robbing Peter he paid Paul, he kept the moon from the wolves, and was ready to catch larks if ever the heavens should fall. RabelaisWorks. Bk. I. Ch. XI. Robbing Peter to pay Paul. Westminster Abbey was called St. Peters! St. Pauls funds were low and sufficient was taken from St. Peters to settle the account. Expression found in Colliers Reprint of Thomas NashHave with you to Saffron-Walden. P. 9.
Have more than thou showest, Speak less than thou knowest, Lend less than thou owest, Ride more than thou goest, Learn more than thou trowest, Set less than thou throwest. King Lear. Act I. Sc. 4. L. 131.