3 thoughts on “Proverbe sur l’avarice / Proverb on Stinginess

  1. Dr. Y, your English translation puzzles me. The French version seems to make more sense: “If nothing leaves your house (i.e. if you hoard everything), then nothing will come into your house (no love, no riches …)” — but the English translation on your post is confusing. Is there a reason why you inverted the phrases??

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  2. That’s a good proverb and well-worded. Seeing the French word l’avarice as stinginess was very interesting to me since the word avarice in English means extreme greed.

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