Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathers by labor shall increase.
When the famous M. Blanc, who founded the Monte Carlo Casino, was proprietor of a gambling establishment at Homburg, it was his custom to bring down 300,000 francs every morning to meet the bank's losses. When this sum was exhausted the bank was said to be "broke," and the doors were closed for the day, and it is recorded that the unique feat of "breaking the bank" was accomplished three days in succession by the notorious South American Spaniard, Garcia. After this his luck began to turn, and six weeks later he was obliged to ask M. Blanc for a few louis with which to return to Paris.
Parallel VersesKJV: Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.