Honest and diligent work, not get-rich-quick schemes, secures lasting wealth.
He who cultivates his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless people and pursuits will have poverty enough. A faithful man shall abound with blessings, but he who makes haste to be rich [at any cost] shall not go unpunished. . . . He who has an evil and covetous eye hastens to be rich and knows not that want will come upon him.
—Proverbs 28:19-22 AMPC