This means the same as 'Lend your money and lose your friend'. See also Neither a borrower nor a lender be.
Proverbs containing the word Friend
Those who have won big prizes in the pools will doubtless agree with this! From the social rather than the financial angle, a successful man... Read more →
It is not until a rich man has come down in the world that he knows who are his real friends.
Bad news is an urgent matter and people usually write off at once to tell their relatives or friends. Good news, of course, can be just as... Read more →
A tactless or blundering friend can often cause more mischief than an enemy.
We remain better friends if we do not see too much of one another. Our neighbour does not live in our house and we do not live in his. Hedge or... Read more →
An ambitious man can get along much better when he is not hampered by a wife and family, or by friends who hold him back. The quotation comes... Read more →
Here 'wanted' means 'lacked. A similar proverb is Success has many friends. Because a man is rich, he is always surrounded by flatterers and... Read more →
Your real friends are those who remain your friends when you are really in need of help.
People who have too many books often find they haven’t any time to read them. In the same way people with too many friends cannot find enough... Read more →