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11 Misers Quotes

A mere madness, to live like a wretch, and die rich.

Robert Burton Quotes , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy (pt. I, sec. II, memb. 3, subsec. 13)

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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 Quotes , Source: The Whistle

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The miser acquires, yet fears to use his gains.

Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) Quotes , Source: Ars Poetica (170)

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He sat among his bags, and, with a look Which hell might be ashamed of, drove the poor Away unalmed; and midst abundance died-- Sorest of evils!--died of utter want.

Robert Pollok Quotes , Source: Course of Time (bk. III, l. 276)

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Decrepit miser! base ignoble wretch! I am descended of a gentler blood. Thou art no father nor friend of mine.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: King Henry the Sixth, Part I (Pucelle at V, iv)

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And were it not that they are loath to lay out money on a rope, they would be hanged forthwith, and sometimes die to save charges.

Robert Burton Quotes , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy (pt. I, sec. II, memb. 3, subsec. 12)

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Hoards after hoards his rising raptures fill; Yet still he sighs, for hoards are wanting still.

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes , Source: The Traveller

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The unsunn'd heaps Of miser's treasures.

John Milton Quotes , Source: Comus (l. 398)

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Since you go where all have gone before, why do you torment your your disgraceful life with such mean ambitions, O miser? [Lat., Abiturus illuc priores abierunt, Quid mente caeca torques spiritum? Tibi dico, avare.]

Phaedrus (Thrace of Macedonia) Quotes , Source: Fables (IV, 19, 16)

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'Tis strange the miser should his cares employ To gain those riches he can ne'er enjoy; Is it less strange the prodigal should waste His wealth to purchase what he ne'er can taste?

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Moral Essays (ep. IV, l. 1)

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The miser is as much in want of what he has, as of what he has not. [Lat., Tam deest avaro quod habet, quam quod non habet.]

Syrus (Publilius Syrus) Quotes , Source: Maxims

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