lend your money and lose your friend

1474 CAXTON Game of Chess (1883) III. iv. 112 And herof speketh Domas the philosopher and sayth that my frende borrowed money of me And I haue lost my frende and my money attones [simultaneously].

1600–1 SHAKESPEARE Hamlet I. iii. 75 Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend.

1721 J. KELLY Scottish Proverbs Lend your Money, and lose your Friend. It is not the lending of our Money that loses our Friend; but the demanding it again.

1960 H. SLESAR Enter Murderers xiii. You know what they say about lending money, it’s a sure way to lose friends.


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