thrift is a great revenue
- Cf. CICERO Paradox 49 non intellegunt homines quam magnum vectigal sit parsimonia, men do not realize how great a revenue thrift is.
1659 J. HOWELL Proverbs (French) 15 Parsimony is the best revenue.
1855 H. G. BOHN Hand-Book of Proverbs 530 Thrift is a good revenue.
1930 Times 10 Oct. 13 Thrift..is not only a great virtue but also ‘a great revenue’.
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