(A). A penny saved is twopence gained. In French,
“Uncentime épargné en vant deux.” Well, suppose a man asks twopence
a piece for his oranges, and a baggler obtains hundred at a penny a
piece, would he save 200 pence by his bargain? If so, let him go on
spending, and he will soon become a millionaire. Or suppose, instead of
paying 1,000 for a bad bet, I had not wagered any money at all, would
this have been worth 2,000 to me?
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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