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A child and a fool imagine twenty shillings and twenty years can never be spent; but always taking out of the meal-tub, and never putting in, soon comes to the bottom.
When the well is dry, they know the worth of water.
If you would know the value of money, go and try and borrow some.
It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow it.
Lying rides upon debt's back.
It is hard for an empty purse to stand upright.
Creditors have better memories than debtors.
Those have a short Lent, who owe money due at Easter.
For age and want save while you may,
It is easier to build two chimneys, than to keep one in fuel.
Rather go to bed supperless, than rise in debt.
Get what you can, and what you get hold;
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other, and scarcely in that, for we may give advice, but wc cannot give conduct.
They that will not be counselled cannot be helped. If you will not hear reason, she will surely rap your knuckles.
A penny saved is twopence clear;
There are but two rules for catching and keeping money.
1st. Let honesty and industry be thy constant companions.
2nd. Spend one penny less than thy clear gains.