He who knows how to beg may leave his purse at home.
Set a beggar on horseback, and he’ll outride the Devil.
Put a beggar on horseback and he’ll gallop.
It is a beggar’s pride that he is not a thief.
I gave a beggar from my little store of well-earned gold. He spent the shining ore and came again, and yet again, still cold and hungry as before. I gave a thought, and through the thought of mine he found himself, the man, supreme, divine! Fed, clothed, and crowned with blessings manifold, and now he […]
Beggars mounted run their horses to death. (Henry VI)
Be not made a beggar by banqueting on borrowing. (Ecclesiasticus 18:13)
Neither beg of him who has been a beggar, nor serve him who has been a servant.
Give a beggar a bed and he’ll repay you with a louse.
Beggars can never be bankrupts.