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ON SPENDING

Since we cannot always get what we like,
let us like what we get.
SPAIN

Spending is quick; earning is slow.
RUSSIA

Getting money is like digging with a needle; spending it is like water soaking into sand.
JAPAN

If it hurts to spend money, you will go hungry.
AFRICA

Penny wise and pound foolish.
SCOTLAND

Don’t throw away your old shoes until
you have got new ones.
HOLLAND

When you go to buy, use your eyes,
not your ears.
CZECH REPUBLIC

When you have only two pennies left
in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one,
and a lily with the other.
CHINA


ON SHARING

Charity begins at home, but shouldn’t end there.
SCOTLAND

Help thy brother's boat across and lo! thine own
has reached the far shore.
HINDU

If everyone gives one thread, the poor
person will have a shirt.
RUSSIA

The door of charity is hard to open
and hard to shut.
CHINA

If charity cost nothing, the world would be
full of philanthropists.
HEBREW

A fool judges people by the presents
they give him.
CHINA

Goodness is the only investment that never fails.
FRANCE

Charity sees the need, not the cause.
GERMANY


ON SAVING

A fool may earn money, but it takes a wise
man to keep it.
SCOTLAND

A heart free from care is better than a full purse.
SAUDI ARABIA & ITALY

A penny saved is a penny earned.
AMERICA (BEN FRANKLIN)

The saving man becomes the free man.
CHINA

One cannot live forever on one's savings.
TURKEY

Only after the last tree has been cut down; only after the last river has been poisoned; only after the last fish has been caught; only then, will you find that money cannot be eaten.
CREE INDIAN

Money can buy a book, but not wisdom.
CHINA

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
SCOTLAND

He who does not venture has no luck.
MEXICO