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Joslyn Pine, Peter Donahue - 2013 - 256 pages
|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, ...
|Of great riches there is no real use, except it be in the distribution;0 the rest is but |
conceit.0 So saith Salomon, 'Where much ... to feel0 great riches: there is a
custody of them; or a power of dole and donative0 of them; or a fame of them; but
no solid use to the owner. ... Meaning that riches gotten by good means and just
labour pace0 slowly; but when they come by the death of others (as by ... And yet
where men of great wealth do stoop0 to husbandry,0 it multiplieth riches
|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 their wealth for the public good after their
deaths, holding on to ... But if there is no real use of great riches except it be in
the distribution, and if in that distribution it ... This they can do with certainty only
while they are present to direct the operations and observe the effects of their
Robert Walsh, Eliakim Littell, John Jay Smith - 1841
|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
|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, ...
|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.
Rev. James Wood - 1893 - 658 pages
|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.
Percy Hazen Houston, John Kester Bonnell - 1919 - 542 pages
|Of great riches there is no real use, except it be in the distribution; the rest is but |
conceit. So saith Solomon, "Where much is, there are many to consume it; and
what hath the owner but the sight of it with his eyes? ... [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.] ... he runs, 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 ...