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|The fortune which nobody sees makes a person happy and unenvied. Of great |
wealth there is no real use, except in its distribution, the rest is just conceit. Be not
penny-wise; riches have wings, and sometimes they fly away of themselves, ...
|For there are those who imitate vices, not virtues; defects, not excellencies; who |
seek to make themselves strong for evil ... Bacon observes, and with much truth,
that " of great riches there is no real use, except it be in the distribution; the rest is
but conceit. ... Men with great riches have sometimes sought to distribute thtir
wealth for the public good after their deaths, holding ... This they can do with
certainty only while they are present to direct the operations and observe the
effects of their ...
|Commons, just as one grows accustomed to an old, clumsy, ill-contrived piece of |
furniture in an apartment, which one is loath to part ... It was not gold, filthy lucre,
that he loved for its base self; it was the worries concomitant with the
management and ... of pure selfish indulgence and ostentation ; but ' riches,' said
Solomon, ' are in the distribution, all the rest is conceit. ... There was always, as
regarded his financial department, a degree of fun which disarmed it of any real
|We do not absolutely deny that wealth, when attained, is sometimes a blessing to |
the possessor, but the conclusion at which we have long since arrived is, that it is
only a blessing to the very small minority who have discovered the secret of its
proper appropriation ; while the number of ... on the subject, declared that " of
great riches there is no real use, except it be in the distribution ; the rest is but
|ĽOf pleasure, wealth and power he grasps at more than he can hold ; his |
greediness is incapable of moderation. ... If I have but enough for myself and
family, I am steward only for myself: if I have more, I am but a steward of that
abundance for others. ... Of great riches there is no real use, .except it be in the
distribution ; the rest is but conceit. ... Bmve Misery assails riches, as lightning
does the highest towers ; or as a tree that is heavy laden with fruit breaks its Own
boughs, so do riches ...
|It was well said by Augustine, " Poverty is the load of some, and wealth is the load |
of others, perhaps the greater load of the two. ... There is no real use in riches,"
said Bacon, " except it be in the distribution ; the rest is but conceit. ... Great riches
hedge up the way to eternal life ; and God has shown His mercy in providing an
outlet for them, so that they shall ... men are of their money V God would have His
people, not only to root out of their hearts the sins of covetousness, selfishness, ...
|Including Phrases, Mottoes, Maxims, Proverbs, Definitions, Aphorisms, and |
Sayings of the Wise Men, in Their Bearing on Life, Literature, Speculation,
Science, Art, Religion, ... Of great riches there is no real use, except it be in the
distribution ; the rest is but conceit. ... Of the wealth of the world each has as much
as he takes. ... Ofttimes nothing profits more / Than self- 40 esteem, grounded on
just and right.
|received its honors, were all men of comparatively little wealth. ... what we have is |
only the use of a mere " something," which "has been the slave of thousands,"
and will be again of as many more. ... of great riches there is no real use, except it
be in the distribution; the rest is but conceit; * * * The personal fruition in any mar.
|Certainly virtue is like precious odors, most fragrant when they are incensed or |
crushed; for prosperity doth best discover vice, but ... Of great riches there is no
real use, except it be in the distribution; the rest is but conceit. ... [In his efforts to
increase his wealth, it was clear that he did not seek a prey for avarice but an
instrument for doing good.] ... and is swift of foot; meaning that riches gotten by
good means and just labor pace slowly, but when they come by the death of
others (as by the ...