better a dollar earned than ten inherited

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better a dollar earned than ten inherited

proverb It is better to work for your money than to simply receive it as inheritance. A: "That lazy fool has family money, which is why he's never done anything with his life." B: "Better a dollar earned than ten inherited, I always say."
See also: better, dollar, earn, inherit, ten
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