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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
A great estate is not gotten in a few hours.  French.  1
A great fortune in the hands of a fool is a great misfortune.  2
A great fortune is a great slavery.  3
A man has no more goods than he gets good by.  4
A man of wealth is a slave to his possessions.  Tamil.  5
A man’s wealth is his enemy.  6
A wealthy man errs with impunity.  Latin.  7
Among men some have their virtue concealed by wealth, and some their vices by poverty.  Theganis.  8
Command your wealth, else that will command you.  9
Devotion and wealth are seldom united.  German.  10
Fathers their children and themselves abuse,
That wealth, a husband, for their daughters choose.  Fielding.
Great wealth and content seldom live together.  12
Great wealth, great care.  Dutch.  13
Great wealth makes us neither more wise nor more healthy.  14
I wot well how the world wags; he is most loved who has most bags.  15
If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as of getting.  Franklin.  16
Ill fares the land to hastening ills a prey,
Where wealth accumulates and men decay.  Goldsmith.
Of lawful wealth the devil takes the half; of unlawful the whole and the owner too.  Turkish.  18
One man’s wealth is often many men’s ruin.  Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine.  19
Real wealth consists not in having but in not wanting.  20
Talent and poverty, wealth and stupidity, usually dwell together.  Latin.  21
The greatest wealth is contentment with a little.  22
The loss of wealth is loss of dirt,
All sages in all times assert,
The happiest man’s without a shirt.  John Haywood.
The lust of wealth can never bear delay.  Juvenal.  24
The secret of wealth lies in the letters S A V E.  25
The truest wealth is that of the understanding.  26
The wealth of the mind is the only true wealth.  Greek.  27
Wealth and content do not always live together.  28
Wealth and honors can never cure a wounded conscience.  29
Wealth breeds a pleurisy, ambition a fever, liberty a vertigo, and poverty is a dead palsy.  Gaelic.  30
Wealth conquered Rome after Rome had conquered the world.  Petrarch.  31
Wealth is best known by want.  32
Wealth is liberty and liberty is a blessing fittest for a philosopher.  Swift.  33
Wealth is not his who makes it but his who enjoys it.  Italian.  34
Wealth is stepmother to virtue.  German.  35
Wealth is timid.  36
Wealth like an index reveals the character of men.  Latin.  37
Wealth like rheum falls upon the weakest parts.  38
Wealth maketh many friends.  Bible.  39
Wealth maketh worship.  40
When wealthy, show thy wisdom not to be
To wealth a servant, but make wealth serve thee.  Denham.
Where there is wealth friends abound.  42

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