|A penny earned is a penny saved.|
This saying is popular with people who like to pick up pennies they see on the street or ground. They’ll bend down and then to save their dignity they’ll say “A penny saved is a penny earned!” First off, that doesn’t even really apply to what you just did. Second, you’re probably going to get a disease from that filthy penny. That’s what Ben Franklin couldn’t have foreseen. He probably assumed the future would be clean, but presently, it is NOT. You can collect pennies all you want and that’s fine, but all it takes is getting Hepatitis ONCE before the medical bills claim back all those earned pennies AND MORE.
If a penny saved is a penny earned then a penny spent must be a penny stolen. Why isn’t that a famous saying? It makes just about as much sense!