Farthing Related Quotes

Beef also was difficult to be procured and exceedingly poor; the price nearly sixpence farthing per pound.

William Bligh

Some men give as little light in the world as a farthing tallow candle, and when they expire, leave as bad an odor behind them.

George D. Prentice

Private property...is the creature of society and is subject to the calls of that society even to the last farthing.

Benjamin Franklin

Buy not what you want, but what you have need of; what you do not want is dear at a farthing.

Cato The Elder

The miserable man makes a peny of a farthing, and the liberall of a farthing sixe pence. [The miserable man maketh a penny of a farthing, and the liberal of a farthing sixpence.]

George Herbert

That penny farthing hell you call your mind

Samuel Beckett

“Let us live my Lesbia, and love, and value at one farthing all the talk of crabbed old men”


“In religion and politics people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from other”

Mark Twain

I have never received a Farthing of Prize Money either for Artillery Ammunition or Vessels.

Abraham Whipple

“Sir, it is burning a farthing candle at Dover, to shew a light at Calais”

Samuel Johnson