A Wise Man Poor Is Like A Sacred Book That 's Never Read,-- To Himself He Lives, And To All Else Seems Dead.

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A wise man poor
Is like a sacred book that 's never read,--
To himself he lives, and to all else seems dead.
This age thinks better of a gilded fool
Than of a threadbare saint in wisdom's school.
-- Thomas Dekker (1572-1632)
-- Old Fortunatus