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Proverbs containing the word Purse

The purse of the patient protracts the disease

If a doctor receives a fee for every visit, and should the patient have plenty of money, the doctor may be temped to ensure that the patient... Read more →

Little and often fills the purse

Small sums of money frequently received soon mount up.

A light purse makes a heavy heart

We cannot be cheerful when we have money troubles. The reverse, of course, is A heavy purse makes a light heart.

A heavy purse makes a light heart

We can afford to be cheerful when we have no money troubles. The reserve, of course, is A light purse makes a heavy heart.

He that hath not silver in his purse should have silk in his tongue

A man without money cannot afford to offend those to whom he looks for financial assistance.

He that hath a full purse never wanted a friend

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 →

You cannot make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear

Dr Brewer had this to say: 'You must have the necessary materials of facilities before you can make or do what you are expected to ... A sow's... Read more →