Quotable #61: Expenses

“Keeping up appearances is the most expensive thing in the world.” — A. C. Benson “A man often pays dear for a small frugality.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson Advertisements

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Quotable #41: Wealth

“No man divulges his revenue; or, at least, which way it comes in but every one publishes his acquisitions.” — Michel de Montaigne, Essais, 1580, cited in Delphi Complete Works of Michel de Montaigne, 2016

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Time Is Gold: Or, How To Ask For Money In Style

Louise XIV When the house of Claude Sanguin, a 17th Century French poet, was struck by lightning and burned down, he wrote the following ingenious letter to Louise XIV. The King felt the poet’s suffering through his poem. So, he ordered to give Sanguin one thousand crowns, which was the amount the poet requested in his […]

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Quotable #21: Money

“If a man runs after money, he’s money-mad; if he keeps it, he’s a capitalist; if he spends it, he’s a playboy; if he doesn’t get it, he’s a never-do-well; if he doesn’t try to get it, he lacks ambition. If he gets it without working for it, he’s a parasite; and if he accumulates […]

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