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William Penn

That plenty should produce either covetousness or prodigality is a perversion of providence; and yet the generality of men are the worse for their riches.

Men | Plenty | Prodigality | Providence | Riches | Wisdom |

Adam Smith

Capitals are increased by parsimony, and diminished by prodigality and misconduct.

Prodigality |

Baltasar Gracián

Exaggeration is a prodigality of the judgment which shows the narrowness of one's knowledge or one's taste.

Exaggeration | Judgment | Knowledge | Prodigality | Taste |

Confucius, aka Kong Qiu, Zhongni, K'ung Fu-tzu or Kong Fuzi NULL

The injury of prodigality leads to this, that he that will not economize will have to agonize.

Prodigality | Will |

George Steiner, fully Francis George Steiner

The fantastically wasteful prodigality of human tongues, the Babel enigman, points to a vital multiplication of mortal liberties. Each language speaks the world in its own ways. Each edifies worlds and counter-worlds in its own mode. The polyglot is a freer man.

Language | Mortal | Prodigality | World |

Saint Ambrose, born Aurelius Ambrosius NULL

The pious mind distinguishes between what is written with reference to the deity and with reference to the flesh, and thus avoids sacrilege.

Abstinence | Body | Desire | Prodigality | Soul | Spirit | Teacher |

Ambrose, aka Saint Ambrose, fully Aurelius Ambrosius NULL

The pious mind distinguishes between what is written with reference to the deity and with reference to the flesh, and thus avoids sacrilege.

Abstinence | Body | Desire | Prodigality | Soul | Spirit | Teacher |

William Shakespeare

A table full of welcome makes scarce one dainty dish. Comedy of Errors, Act iii, Scene 1

Prodigality | Right | World |