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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
Spending, Spendthrifts
To a good spender God is treasurer.  1
He that spends more than he is worth, spins a rope for his own neck.  French.  2
He that spends without regard shall want without pity.  3
Spend and be free, but make no waste.  4
Spend and God will send.  5
Spending money with many a guest
Empties the kitchen, the cellar and chest.  Spanish.
Spend not when you may save, spare not when you must spend.  7
Spend one penny less than the clear gain.  French.  8
Spendthrifts are always of necessity greedy and covetous.  9
Through not spending enough we spend too much.  Spanish.  10
To spend much and gain little is the sure road to ruin.  German.  11
Who more than he is worth doth spend,
E’er makes a rope his life to end.
Who spends before he thrives
Will beg before he dies.

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