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Miser Quotes


These are some of the best 'Miser' quotations and sayings.

A mere madness - to live like a wretch that he may die rich.

A miser grows rich by seeming poor; an extravagant man grows poor by seeming rich.

A thorough miser must, possess considerable strength of character to bear the self-denial imposed by his penuriousness. - Equal sacrifices, endured voluntarily, in a better cause, would make a saint or a martyr.

Groan under gold, yet weep for want of bread.

How vilely he has lost himself who becomes a slave to his servant, and exalts him to the dignity of his Maker! Gold is the God, the wife, the friend of the money-monger of the world.

Misers have been described as madmen, who in the midst of abundance banish every pleasure, and make, from imaginary wants, real necessities. But very few correspond to this exaggerated picture. Instead of this, we find the sober and industrious branded by the vain and the idle with the odious appellation; men who, by frugality and labor, raise themselves above their equals, and contribute their share of industry to the common stock. Whatever the vain or the ignorant may say, well were it for society had we more of this character. In general, these close men are found at last the true benefactors of society. With an avaricious man we seldom lose in our dealings, but we too frequently do in our commerce with prodigality.

Misers mistake gold for good, whereas it is only a means of obtaining it.

Money never can be well managed if sought solely through the greed of money for its own sake. In all meanness there is a defect of intellect as well as of heart. And even the cleverness of avarice is but the cunning of imbecility.

The base miser starves amid his store, broods o'er his gold, and gripping still at more, sits sadly pining, and believes he's poor.

The miser is as much in want of that which he has, as of that which he has not.

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.

The prodigal robs his heir, the miser robs himself. The middle way is, justice to ourselves and others.

The word "miser," so often used as expressive of one who is grossly covetous and saving, in its origin signifies one that is miserable, the very etymology of the word thus indicating the necessary unhappiness of the miser spirit.

There is a perpetual frost in the pockets of some rich people; as soon as they put their hands into them, they are frozen so they cannot draw out their purses. - Had I my way, I would hang all misers; but reversing the common mode, I would hang them up by the heels, that their money might run out of their pockets.

There is not in nature anything so remotely distant from God, or so extremely opposite to him, as a greedy and griping niggard.

Through life's dark road his sordid way he wends, an incarnation of fat dividends.

To cure us of our immoderate love of gain, we should seriously consider how many goods, there are that money will not purchase, and these the best; and how many evils there are that money will not remedy, and these the worst.