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he that hath a full purse never wanted a friend
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used to suggest that people who have wealth or resources are often able to attract and keep friends more easily
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a great dowry is a bed full of brambles
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used to suggest that having a large dowry or focusing solely on material wealth in a marriage can lead to difficulties, challenges, or even unhappiness
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no man loves his fetters, be they made of gold
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used to suggest that the pursuit of material wealth should not come at the expense of personal freedom or genuine happiness
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you cannot take it with you when you die / go
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used to emphasize that material possessions are ultimately temporary and that focusing on relationships, experiences, and personal growth are more meaningful in the long run
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the best things in life are free
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used to imply that the most valuable things in life, such as happiness and love, cannot be bought, emphasizing the importance of prioritizing experiences and relationships over wealth
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man does not / cannot live by bread alone
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used to emphasize that in addition to basic necessities like food and shelter, people have emotional, social, and spiritual needs that must be fulfilled to live a happy life
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a moneyless man goes fast through the market
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used to imply that without money to spend, one is not interested in the market, and so will not spend much time there
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money cannot buy happiness
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used to imply that having a lot of money or material possessions does not necessarily lead to happiness or contentment in life
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the things you own end up owning you
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used to imply that excessive attachment to material possessions can lead to a loss of personal freedom and control
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money is not everything
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used to imply that personal happiness, health, relationships, and personal growth are more important than money, encouraging people to prioritize these values over financial success
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