a light purse makes a heavy heart

a light purse makes a heavy heart

1. Proverb Not having enough money can cause one to suffer a lot of stress, worry, and unhappiness. I know you can't comprehend why there's so much depression, anxiety, and anger in this part of the country, but that's because you've never been forced to live in poverty. If you had, you'd understand that a light purse makes a heavy heart.
2. Proverb By extension, one should not spend their money frivolously or wastefully, lest it lead to one's unhappiness. I know you're excited to go to the casinos on your trip to Las Vegas, but be careful how you handle your money—a light purse makes for a heavy heart.
See also: heart, heavy, light, make, purse

light purse makes a heavy heart

Prov. If you do not have enough money, you will worry and be unhappy. Nathan is a cheerful person by nature, but since he lost his job, worry has made him glum. A light purse makes a heavy heart.
See also: heart, heavy, light, make, purse