C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


Buy what thou hast no need of, and ere long thou shalt sell thy necessaries.

Benjamin Franklin.

There are men born under that constellation which maketh them, I know not how, as unapt to enrich themselves as they are ready to impoverish others.


It has always been more difficult for a man to keep than to get; for, in the one case, fortune aids, which often assists injustice; but in the other case, sense is required. Therefore, we often see a person deficient in cleverness rise to wealth; and then, from want of sense, roll head over heels to the bottom.

Count Basil.