Proverb: ‘better a friend in the market than a hundred scudi in the chest.’
Proverb: “It is better to have stale bread at home rather than your neighbour having fresh bread” – in other words, you should only rely on your own things and capabilities than preoccupy yourself with what others have.
Proverb: ‘With one coin in the pocket, you won’t make much noise’ – in other words you won’t get far with a little money.
Proverb: ‘With money you can build a road in the sea but you cannot buy a place in paradise.’
Proverb: with money you can make a road in the sea.
Proverb: ‘No one purchased a place in heaven with money.’
Proverb: ‘one is raised one fathing at a time’ ie. it is important to take care of your money, even if it may seem of little value’.
Proverb: ‘without money you can neither hug nor kiss’ – in other words without money there’s little one can do.
Proverb: ‘There are no friends in business’
Expression: ‘He will skin a flea for a farthing.’ – stated of someone who is a miser.
Proverb:’ For the poor man, the moon is a lantern and onions are apples.’
Proverb: poverty causes ulcers.
Proverb: ‘money hoarded away is only good for the thief, money invested produces good harvests.’
Proverb: ‘Money is a passport to hell’.
Proverb: ‘money begets money and fleas beget fleas’ – note the word qamel in Maltese which means fleas also means miserliness or something of cheap value.
Proverb: Money will beget money and fleas with beget fleas.
Proverb: Money belongs to those who spend it and not those who earn it.
Proverb: Both money and virtue are liars.
Proverb: ‘The yell / cry is half the sale’ – meaning that marketing is just as important as your product.
Proverb: ‘you should sell not buy expensive things’
Proverb: ‘The wealthy and the poor need each other’
Proverb: The thrifty woman is the blessing of the household.
Proverb: ‘The industrious and the diligent will never end in misery’
Proverb: ‘When a miser dies it is like the slaying of a swine for food, the inheritor is extremely happy!’
Proverb: ‘What’s cheap will cost more’