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miser

Cynical Definitions

n. A person who lives poor so that he can die rich.

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Cynical Quotations

To be a book-collector is to combine the worst characteristics of a dope fiend with those of a miser.

— Robertson Davies

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Every man serves a useful purpose: A miser, for example, makes a wonderful ancestor.

— Laurence J. Peter

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