learning is better than house and land

1773 D. GARRICK in Goldsmith She stoops to Conquer A3v When ign’rance enters, folly is at hand; Learning is better far than house and land.

1800 M. EDGEWORTH Castle Rackrent 191 ..thanked my stars I was not born a gentleman to so much toil and trouble—but Sir Murtagh took me up short with his old proverb, ‘learning is better than house or land.’

1859 J. R. PLANCHÉ Love & Fortune 8 ‘Learning is better than house and land.’ A fact that I never could understand.

1939 Daily Mail (Hagerstown, Maryland) 16 Mar. 19 (advertisement) Learning is better than house and land. And learning about the offers among the Classified Ads will show you where to save money in buying house and land.


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