Proverbs and quotes about money, gold and silver.
Total found: 34
'I assure you, my good friend, I have more money than I can ever need; far more than a man at my age can ever live to spend,' said Mr. Pickwick.
'No man knows how much he can spend, till he tries,' observed Mr. Weller.
The Pickwick Papers
The stars are far brighter
Than gems without measure
The moon is far whiter
Than silver in treasure:
The fire is more shining
On hearth in the glooming,
Than gold won by mining,
So why go a-roaming?
Come back to the valley.
The Hobbit – Chapter 19 – The Last Stage
(Part of a song by the elves.)
A drop of wisdom is better than a sea of gold.
A fool and his money are soon parted.
(A foolish person usually spends money without thinking.)
All that glitters is not gold.
(You can be deceived by appearances. What look good on the outside may acyally be bad.)
An ant may work its heart out, but it can’t make money.
An empty purse frightens away friends.
(If you get poor, your ‘friends’ will disappear.)
Butterflies store no money.
Coffee leads men to trifle away their time, scald their chops, and spend their money, all for a little base, black, thick, nasty, bitter, stinking nauseous puddle water.
Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
Far over the misty mountains cold
To dungeons deep and caverns old
We must away ere break of day
To seek the pale enchanted gold.
The Hobbit – Chapter 1 – An Unexpected Party
(Part of a song by the dwarves)
Health is better than wealth.
(It’s better to be in good health than to be rich.)
Home grown tomatoes, home grown tomatoes What would life be like without homegrown tomatoes? Only two things that money can’t buy. That’s true love and home grown tomatoes.
I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number of carats in a diamond.
If a flea had money, it would buy its own dog.
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
The Lord of the Rings
In the age of acorns, before the times of Ceres, a single barley-corn had been of more value to mankind than all the diamonds of the mines of India.
It costs to be stupid. The stupider you are, the more it costs.
Kill the goose that lays the golden egg.
(Destroying a source of good income.)
Lousy with money.
(Abundantly supplied with money.)
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