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Our Favorite Bits of King Solomon’s Wisdom

SolomonSuccess.comThe list of all the bits of wisdom that can be culled from King Solomon’s wisdom as dispensed through the Book of Proverbs is quite impressive. Here is a partial collection of our favorites that are related to money and wealth…

  • A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
  • A fool and his money are soon parted.
  • A full cup must be carried steadily.
  • A golden key can open any door.
  • A king’s chaff is worth more than other men’s corn.
  • A moneyless man goes fast through the market.
  • A penny saved is a penny earned.
  • A rich man is either a scoundrel or the heir of a scoundrel.
  • A rising tide lifts all boats.
  • A wise man’s day is worth a fool’s life.
  • As the person who has health is young, so the person who owes nothing is rich.
  • Bad money drives out good.
  • Beggars can’t be choosers.
  • Better be safe than sorry.
  • Big mouthfuls often choke.
  • Cut your coat according to your cloth.
  • Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.
  • Easy come, easy go.
  • Fools build houses and wise men live in them.
  • Forgetting a debt does not pay it.
  • Full cup, steady hand.
  • Give a thing and take a thing.
  • Gold may be bought too dear.
  • He who pays the piper calls the tune.
  • If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.
  • If you don’t speculate, you can’t accumulate.
  • If you look after the pennies, the dollars will look after themselves.
  • If you won’t work you shan’t eat.
  • It is best to be on the safe side.
  • It is better to be born lucky than rich.
  • It is better to give than receive.
  • Keep a thing seven years…
  • Lend your money and lose your friend.
  • Let the buyer beware.
  • Money doesn’t grow on trees.
  • Money has no smell.
  • Money is power.
  • Money is the root of all evil.
  • Money isn’t everything.
  • Money makes a man.
  • Money makes money.
  • Money makes the mare to go.
  • Money talks.
  • Much would have more.
  • Never look a gift horse in the mouth.
  • Never marry for money but marry where money is.
  • No penny, no paternoster.
  • Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
  • Of the wealth of the world each has as much as they take.
  • One law for the rich and another for the poor.
  • One man’s loss is another man’s gain.
  • Out of debt, out of danger.
  • Penny wise and pound foolish.
  • Spare well and have to spend.
  • Take the goods the gods provide.
  • The best things in life are free.
  • The more you get, the more you want.
  • The worth of a thing is what it will bring.
  • There’s no such thing as a free lunch.
  • Thrift is a great revenue.
  • Time is money.
  • Waste not, want not.
  • What you have, hold.
  • What you’ve never had you never miss.
  • When poverty comes in at the door, love flies out of the window.
  • Whose bread I eat, his song I sing.
  • You can have too much of a good thing.
  • You can’t take it with you when you go.
  • You cannot lose what you never had.
  • You cannot serve God and Mammon.
  • You pays your money and you takes your choice.

The depth and breadth of King Solomon’s wisdom applies to all of us. Today. Right now. Our thanks to for the preceding list. Seemed like a good time of the year to spread it around. What’s your favorite proverb?

The Solomon Success Team






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