What is spend a penny?

Famous quotes containing the words spend a, penny and/or spend:

    Since mothers are more likely to take children to their activities—the playground, ballet or karate class, birthday parties—they get a chance to see other children in action.... Fathers usually don’t spend as much time with other people’s kids; because of this, they have a narrower view of what constitutes “normal” behavior, and therefore what should or shouldn’t require parental discipline.
    Ron Taffel (20th century)

    And not an hour ago you hadn’t a penny to warm your pocket. Did someone die and leave you a pot of gold?
    Dudley Nichols (1895–1960)

    Resolve not to be poor: whatever you have, spend less. Poverty is a great enemy to human happiness; it certainly destroys liberty, and it makes some virtues impracticable, and others extremely difficult.
    Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)