Never support two weaknesses at the same time. It's your combination sinnersyour lecherous liars and your miserly drunkardswho dishonour the vices and bring them into bad repute.
Sometimes I am a collector of data, and only a collector, and am likely to be gross and miserly, piling up notes, pleased with merely numerically adding to my stores. Other times I have joys, when unexpectedly coming upon an outrageous story that may not be altogether a lie, or upon a macabre little thing that may make some reviewer of my more or less good works mad. But always there is present a feeling of unexplained relations of events that I note, and it is this far-away, haunting, or often taunting, awareness, or suspicion, that keeps me piling on.charles fort
See how the light tenderly love the apricots, it takes them over completely, enters into their pulp, light them from all sides! But it is miserly with the peaches and light only one side of them.paul cézanne
I feel my belief in sacrifice and struggle getting stronger. I despise the kind of existence that clings to the miserly trifles of comfort and self-interest. I think that a man should not live beyond the age when he begins to deteriorate, when the flame that lighted the brightest moment of his life has weakened.Fidel Castro, letter from prison (19 December 1953).
For the army is a school in which the miser becomes generous, and the generous prodigal; miserly soldiers are like monsters, but very rarely seen.Miguel de Cervantes
The miserly one is never restful; the envious is never pleased; the grumbler is never loyal; the liar has no conscience.Ibn Shu’ba al-Harrani, Tuhaf al-'Uqul, p.446-450
I despise the kind of existence that clings to the miserly trifles of comfort and self-interest. I think that a man should not live beyond the age when he begins to deteriorate , when the flame that lighted the brightest movement of his life has weakened.Fidel Castro, in The New Penguin Dictionary of Modern Quotations, p.291
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