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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
 
Eustace Budgell
 
  I believe there are few persons who, if they please to reflect on their past lives, will not find that had they saved all those little sums which they have spent unnecessarily they might at present have been masters of a competent fortune.  1
  The man of good common-sense may, if he pleases, in his particular station of life, most certainly be rich.  2
  The reason why we sometimes see that men of the greatest capacities are not rich, is either because they despise wealth in comparison of something else, or, at least, are not content to be getting an estate, unless they may do it in their own way, and at the same time enjoy all the pleasures and gratifications of life.  3
 
 
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