It is better to be an ordinary person working for a living than to play the part of someone great but go hungry.
– Proverbs 12:9 (Good News Translation)
From the New International Version:
Better to be a nobody and yet have a servant than pretend to be somebody and have no food.
– Proverbs 12:9 (NIV)
Great wisdom. Live within your means, and don’t try to keep up with the Joneses.