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Top 41 Wisest Quotes About Frugality (WEALTH)

Top 11 Most Inspiring Quotes on Being Frugal

“Frugality is one of the most beautiful and joyful words in the English language, and yet one that we are culturally cut off from understanding and enjoying. The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in having things, and has failed to teach us the happiness of not having things.”

Elise Boulding
There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no one independence quite so important, as living within your means. - Calvin Coolidge
There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no one independence quite so important, as living within your means. – Calvin Coolidge
Because of deep love, one is courageous. Because of frugality, one is generous. Because of not daring to be ahead of the world, one becomes the leader of the world. - Lao Tzu
Because of deep love, one is courageous. Because of frugality, one is generous. Because of not daring to be ahead of the world, one becomes the leader of the world. – Lao Tzu
Without frugality none can be rich, and with it very few would be poor. - Samuel Johnson
Without frugality none can be rich, and with it very few would be poor. – Samuel Johnson
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them. ― John Stuart Mill
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them. ― John Stuart Mill

“The way to wealth is as plain as the way to market. It depends chiefly on two words, industry and frugality: that is, waste neither time nor money, but make the best use of both. Without industry and frugality nothing will do, and with them everything.”

Benjamin Franklin
I think frugality drives innovation, just like other constraints do. One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out. - Jeff Bezos
I think frugality drives innovation, just like other constraints do. One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out. – Jeff Bezos
Wealth can only be accumulated by the earnings of industry and the savings of frugality. - John Tyler
Wealth can only be accumulated by the earnings of industry and the savings of frugality. – John Tyler
He who will not economize will have to agonize. ― Confucius
He who will not economize will have to agonize. ― Confucius
By sowing frugality we reap liberty, a golden harvest. - Agesilaus
By sowing frugality we reap liberty, a golden harvest. – Agesilaus
We make ourselves rich by making our wants few. – Henry David Thoreau
We make ourselves rich by making our wants few. – Henry David Thoreau

12 Wise Quotes on Prudence and Frugality to Live By (WISDOM)

“One of the better ways to simplify our lives is to follow the counsel we have so often received to live within our income, stay out of debt, and save for a rainy day. We should practice and increase our habits of thrift, industry, economy, and frugality. Members of a well-managed family do not pay interest; they earn it.”

L. Tom Perry
Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship. - Benjamin Franklin
Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship. – Benjamin Franklin
The greatest wealth is to live content with little. – Plato
The greatest wealth is to live content with little. – Plato
I hold it the duty of the executive to insist upon frugality in the expenditure, and a sparing economy is itself a great national source. - Andrew Johnson
I hold it the duty of the executive to insist upon frugality in the expenditure, and a sparing economy is itself a great national source. – Andrew Johnson
Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants. – Epictetus
Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants. – Epictetus

“I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is gentleness; the second is frugality; the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others. Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men.”

Lao Tzu
I'm a practitioner of elegant frugality. I don't feel comfortable telling other people what to do, so I just try and lead by example. - Amory Lovins
I’m a practitioner of elegant frugality. I don’t feel comfortable telling other people what to do, so I just try and lead by example. – Amory Lovins
First, gained all you can, and, Secondly saved all you can, Then give all you can. - John Wesley
First, gained all you can, and, Secondly saved all you can, Then give all you can. – John Wesley
Life can be beautiful. It doesn't have to be expensive. - Christine Louise Hohlbaum
Life can be beautiful. It doesn’t have to be expensive. – Christine Louise Hohlbaum

“There is a wise old saying ‘Eat it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without’. Thrift is a practice of not wasting anything. Some people are able to get by because of the absence of expense. They have their shoes resoled, they patch, they mend, they sew, and they save money. They avoid installment buying, and make purchases only after saving enough to pay cash, thus avoiding interest charges. Frugality means to practice careful economy.”

James E. Faust
Unite liberality with a just frugality; always reserve something for the hand of charity; and never let your door be closed to the voice of suffering humanity. - Patrick Henry
Unite liberality with a just frugality; always reserve something for the hand of charity; and never let your door be closed to the voice of suffering humanity. – Patrick Henry
Only buy what you need. Think function not fashion. ― Harken Headers
Only buy what you need. Think function not fashion. ― Harken Headers

6 Motivational Quotes on Being Frugal

“My parents were born in 1912; they graduated from college into the Depression. They kept notebooks of every nickel they spent, and these habits of frugality from having grown up so poor never left them.”

Roz Chast
Frugality is enjoying the virtue of getting good value for every minute of your life energy and from everything you have the use of. – Viold Robin
Frugality is enjoying the virtue of getting good value for every minute of your life energy and from everything you have the use of. – Viold Robin
Frugality includes all the other virtues. – Marcus Tullius Cicero
Frugality includes all the other virtues. – Marcus Tullius Cicero
Frugality is founded on the principal that all riches have limits. - Edmund Burke
Frugality is founded on the principal that all riches have limits. – Edmund Burke
I’d like to live as a poor man with lots of money. – Pablo Picasso
I’d like to live as a poor man with lots of money. – Pablo Picasso
The Bible warns us against greed and selfishness, it does encourage frugality and thrift. – Billy Graham
The Bible warns us against greed and selfishness, it does encourage frugality and thrift. – Billy Graham

12 Quotes on Prudence & Frugality That Will Make You Think

“Without this tremendous passion for power, influence, and advantage which money gives, how could nature develop the highest type of man? Without this infinite longing, whence would come the discipline which industry, perseverance, tact, sagacity, and frugality give?”

Orison Swett Marden
Too many people spend money they haven't earned to buy things they don't want to impress people they don't like. - Will Rogers
Too many people spend money they haven’t earned to buy things they don’t want to impress people they don’t like. – Will Rogers
Great wealth is a gift from heaven; moderate wealth results from frugality. – Chinese Proverbs
Great wealth is a gift from heaven; moderate wealth results from frugality. – Chinese Proverbs
Industry is fortune's right hand, and frugality its left. - John Ray
Industry is fortune‘s right hand, and frugality its left. – John Ray
That culture of frugality and discipline is really important for the Y Combinator mindset. - Sam Altman
That culture of frugality and discipline is really important for the Y Combinator mindset. – Sam Altman
You can never get enough of what you don't need to make you happy. - Eric Hoffer
You can never get enough of what you don’t need to make you happy. – Eric Hoffer

“Working conditions for me have always been those of the monastic life: solitude and frugality. Except for frugality, they are contrary to my nature, so much so that work is a violence I do to myself.”

Albert Camus
Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one's self - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one’s self? – Ralph Waldo Emerson
A dash of frugality is a good thing for everyone. - Jason Chaffetz
A dash of frugality is a good thing for everyone. – Jason Chaffetz
Frugality is a handsome income. - Desiderius Erasmus
Frugality is a handsome income. – Desiderius Erasmus
Frugality, I've learned, has its own cost, one that sometimes lasts forever. ― Nicholas Sparks
Frugality, I’ve learned, has its own cost, one that sometimes lasts forever. ― Nicholas Sparks
Frugality is the mother of all virtues. - Justinian I
Frugality is the mother of all virtues. – Justinian I

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