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Want of money and the distress of a thief can never be alleged as the cause of his thieving, for many honest people endure greater hardships with fortitude. We must therefore seek the cause elsewhere than in want of money, for that is the miser's passion, not the thief s.
The irrational in the human has something about it altogether repulsive and terrible, as we see in the maniac, the miser, the drunkard or the ape.
While the miser is merely a capitalist gone mad, the capitalist is a rational miser.
It is better to lose health like a spendthrift than to waste it like a miser.
Robert Louis Stevenson
The devil lies brooding in the miser's chest.
To the eyes of a miser a guinea is more beautiful than the sun, and a bag worn with the use of money has more beautiful proportions than a vine filled with grapes.
Thought is a key to all treasures; the miser's gains are ours without his cares. Thus I have soared above this world, where my enjoyment have been intellectual joys.
Honore de Balzac
Never was a miser a brave soul.
The miser is as much in want of what he has as of what he has not.
Oh, I wish I were a miser; being a miser must be so occupying.
Go miser go, for money sell your soul. Trade wares for wares and trudge from pole to pole, So others may say when you are dead and gone. See what a vast estate he left his son.
A miser grows rich by seeming poor; an extravagant man grows poor by seeming rich.
Experiences are savings which a miser puts aside. Wisdom is an inheritance which a wastrel cannot exhaust.
The miser, starving his brother's body, starves also his own soul, and at death shall creep out of his great estate of injustice, poor and naked and miserable.
This is the artist, then, life's hungry man, the glutton of eternity, beauty's miser, glory's slave.
To be a book-collector is to combine the worst characteristics of a dope fiend with those of a miser.
We get the worrywart, the hypochondriac, the money-grubbing miser, the intractable negotiator... Some would say certain of these refer to the stereotypical, or 'stage' Jew. But objectively speaking, the only crime in humor is an unfunny joke.
To the truly benevolent mind, indeed, nothing is more satisfactory than to hear of a miser denying himself the necessaries of life a little too far and ridding us of his presence altogether.
I think probably the first time I wanted to be an artist was when I was about six or seven years old. I used to get British comics and I clearly remember seeing my first American comic: an issue of 'Action Comics', with Superman on the cover with a treasure horde in a cave, and Lois saying something like 'I don't believe Superman is a miser!'
I'm a rich man, but I don't want to be a miser.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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