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If I knew a miser, who gave up every kind of comfortable living, all the pleasure of doing good to others, all the esteem of his fellow-citizens, and the joys of benevolent friendship, for the sake of accumulating wealth. Poor man, said I, you pay too much for your whistle. - Benjamin Franklin


After spending some money in his sleep, Hermon the Miser who so infuriated that he hanged himself. - Caius Lucilius


The miser acquires, yet fears to use his gains. - Horace [Quintus Horacius Flaccus]


If you have a talent, use it in every which way possible. Don't hoard it. Don't dole it out like a miser. Spend it lavishly like a millionaire intent on going broke. - Brendan Francis


The coward regards himself as cautious, the miser as thrifty. - Publius [Publilius Syrus]


In adversity it is easy to despise life; he is truly brave who can endure a wretched life. [La., Rebus in angustis facile est contemnere vitam; Fortiter ille facit qui miser esse potest] - Martial [Marcus Valerius Martialis]


A miser grows rich by seeming poor. An extravagant man grows poor by seeming rich. - William Shakespeare


The miser is as much in want of what he has, as of what he has not. [La., Tam deest avaro quod habet, quam quod non habet] - Publius [Publilius Syrus]


Every man serves a useful purpose: A miser, for example, makes a wonderful ancestor. - Dr. Laurence J. Peters