Category Archives: MONEY MONEY

“It’s as difficult to be rich without bragging as it is to be poor without complaining.”

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“I could not imagine that the future I was walking toward could compare in any way to the past that I was leaving behind.”

― Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom



Where the gold dust is, that is where the women like to be.


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“This is a test, isn’t it? It’s like choosing out of three caskets in a fairy tale. Everyone knows the rules. You never choose the gold shiny one. Or even the quite impressive silver one. What you’re supposed to do is choose the dull little lead one, and then there’s a flash of light and it turns into a mountain of jewels”
― Sophie Kinsella

Rank and riches are chains of gold, but still chains.

– Giovanni Ruffini.

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“Froi saw the foolishness of dreamers, and he decided he’d like to die so foolish. With a dream in his heart about the possibilities, rather than a chain of hopelessness.”

― Melina Marchetta, Quintana of Charyn

Diligence, frugality, and perseverance, are the leading steps to wealth.




By Lisa Gorton

Stairs that rise to unused rooms, their amber afternoons:

hours that bear the weight – mahogany as patience –

of a bed made smooth and leather-bound books sequestered

like shoes queuing – the wrong way – to step out.

A wise woman strengthens her family, but a foolish woman destroys hers by what she does. Proverbs 14:1.


The husband cries out, ” I am hungry! I am hungry! " The wife replies, " Let the morning meal and evening meal be taken together." (Assamese) .

A taunting expression that is applied to women who in excess of economy seek to cut down family expenses to such an extent that suffering ensues.


"Curiosities in Proverbs: A Collection of Unusual Adages, Maxims, Aphorisms, Phrases and Other …"

(Akinasu wa yome ni kuwasuna) Don’t let your daughter-in-law eat your autumn eggplants. Meaning: Don’t let yourself be taken advantage of.


A certain man, on hearing that God would care for those who relinquished all their possessions, left his home and retired to the desert where he gave himself to fasting and prayer. On the third day of his retirement he observed many horses laden with baskets of bread passing over a distant highway. Seeing a loaf fall from one of the baskets, he waited and then cautiously dragged himself over the ground to the spot. Seizing the bread he began to eat. As he did so he re peated to himself: "Yes, it is true, God gives bread, but we must creep along ourselves to get it."

"Curiosities in Proverbs: A Collection of Unusual Adages, Maxims, Aphorisms, Phrases and Other …"

foto – izzy foreal and his friends at the workers’ cottage 2010

The poor man sleeps upon a bed (without a care), but the rich man sleeps upon the stairs (for fear of thieves).

"A Dictionary of Kashmiri Proverbs & Sayings: Explained and Illustrated from …"


Swears hourly by your name" means she makes great profes sion of love for you. Kashmiris frequently swear by the person or thing they most love.

foto – raleigh mists 2010.