egestatem operata est manus remissa manus autem fortium divitias parat
The slothful hand hath wrought poverty: but the hand of the industrious getteth riches. He that trusteth to lies feedeth the winds: and the same runneth after birds, that fly away. Book of Proverbs, 10:4 Latin Vulgate Bible
Each illustration uses a mixture of vintage advertising, Victorian etchings, scrap fabric and other images from my horde. Also includes an extract from the bible in Latin, with the reference numbers (but not which book).