Stupid people spend their money carelessly and soon become poor.
Your good reputation is worth more than money.
Someone who is known to always pay exactly as promised can borrow money from other people at any time.
An employer who pays well is never short of staff.
It is good for us to sleep early in the evening and wake early in the morning.
The person who pays a musician can decide what music he wants to hear. And the person who pays for any service has the right to say exactly what he wants.
Being free from illness is better than being rich.
An employer who pays low wages will have bad staff.
It’s not easy to get money. We have to work hard to make money. We can’t just walk around and pick it like fruit from the trees.
If you have money, it will serve you and work for you well. But if you owe money to other people, that money will control you in an unpleasant way.
According to this saying, all immorality and wickedness is caused by money. This saying is a misquotation, and the original version (“the love of money is the root of all evil”) implies that all immorality and wickedness is caused by people loving money, not by money itself.
There are other important things in this world, not just money.
If you have money, you can use it to get more money through investment.
Do not borrow things. Do not lend things.
If you pay for a service before you receive it, you will not get good service.
Money can disappear easily. Money is like a bird with wings: it can fly away if you are not careful.
We don’t have to pay for the things that are really valuable, like love, friendship and good health.
When you have money, you don’t know if people are friendly with you because they like you, or because they like your money. The structure of this saying is difficult. In normal English it would be something like: “Rich people do not know who their friends are.”
There is money to be made in dirt and dirty jobs. For example, many people have made fortunes by processing rubbish or waste materials.
When we die we leave everything on earth. We don’t take anything with us. Even the richest people cannot take their money with them after death. This proverb reminds us that some material or worldly things are not really so valuable as we may think.
(published on englishclub.com)