Neither a borrower nor a lender be.

One of the characters in a play by Shakespeare gives this advice to his son who is about to travel abroad : Neither a borrower nor a lender be. In other words, one should neither borrow money from other, nor should one lend money to other. Simply put, one should be careful in money matters. When you give money to someone, you are sure to spoil relationships with the person because the person in all likelihood is not going to repay you the amount. Neither should you borrow. If you don’t have enough money, make do with what little you have, rather than spoiling relationships with someone by borrowing money from him.
The advice given in this proverb is full of practical wisdom. Money gets in the way of healthy relationships. So don’t let money spoil relationships. Give your friends your time, your advice, your practical help in their times of crisis. But don’t give them money. And expect the same treatment in return

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