Misery Proverbs

Sayings about Misers and Miseries

The miser does not own the gold, it is the gold that owns the miser. ~ Chinese Proverb

The generous man enriches himself by giving; the miser hoards himself poor. ~ Dutch Proverb

To ask a favor from a miser is like trying to make a hole in water. ~ Armenian Proverb

The miser will stubbornly live poorly in order to die rich. ~ Spanish Proverbs

The miser is his own mother-in-law. ~ Swedish Proverbs

When a miser dies, the heirs feel as happy as when they kill a pig. ~ Maltese Proverb

The miser destroys what he collected. ~ Egyptian Proverbs

A miser and a liar bargain quickly. ~ Greek Proverbs

He who lives by medical prescriptions lives miserably. ~ Traditional Proverb

When misers die, children open up their coffers. ~ Russian Proverbs

A miser’s money takes the place of wisdom. ~ Dutch Proverbs

Idleness moves so slowly that it will be overtaken by misery. ~ Malagasy Proverb

The misery is that you have to ruin your day with work. ~ German Proverbs

Hope is the physician of each misery. ~ Irish Proverbs

It’s sin and not poverty that makes men miserable. ~ Scottish Proverbs

To beg of the miser is to dig a trench in the sea. ~ Turkish Proverbs

Death has the key to open the miser’s chest. ~ Ghanaian Proverb

Most men employ the earlier part of their life to make the other miserable.~ French Proverb

Do not be like a miser who saves for those who will bury him. ~ Malagasy Proverb

Men would not be richer for being miserly; generosity does not make a man poorer. ~ Yiddish Proverb

Misery loves company. ~ English Proverbs

Quotations about Misers and Miseries

All man’s miseries derive from not being able to sit quietly in a room alone. ~ Blaise Pascal

To correct a natural indifference I was placed half-way between misery and the sun. Misery kept me from believing that all was well under the sun, and the sun taught me that history wasn’t everything. ~Albert Camus

Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows. ~ William Shakespeare

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. ~ William Blake

The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not. ~ George Bernard Shaw

A man’s as miserable as he thinks he is. ~ Seneca

Man hands on misery to man. It deepens like a coastal shelf. Get out as early as you can, and don’t have any kids yourself. ~ Philip Larkin

While the miser is merely a capitalist gone mad, the capitalist is a rational miser. ~ Karl Marx

A soul that is reluctant to share does not as a rule have much of its own. Miserliness is here a symptom of meagerness. ~ Eric Hoffer

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. ~ John Dryden

Friends love misery, in fact. Sometimes, especially if we are too lucky or too successful or too pretty, our misery is the only thing that endears us to our friends. ~ Erica Jong

Never was a miser a brave soul. ~ George Herbert

The spendthrift robs his heirs; the miser robs himself. ~ Jean De La Bruyere

Maybe men are separated from each other only by the degree of their misery. ~ Francis Picabia

Oh, I wish I were a miser; being a miser must be so occupying. ~ Gertrude Stein

‘Tis the only comfort of the miserable to have partners in their woes. ~ Miguel De Cervantes

Misery Proverbs

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