• It has always been more difficult for a man to keep than to get; for, in the one case, fortune aids, which often assists injustice; but, in the other case, sense is required. Therefore, we often see a person deficient in cleverness rise to wealth; and then, from want of sense, roll head over heels to the bottom.

    Giambattista Basile, John Edward Taylor, George Cruikshank (1850). “The Pentamerone, Or the Story of Stories Fun for the Little Ones Translated from the Neapolitan by John Edward Taylor”, p.338