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Quotations about Thrift

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NOTE:  Some of the quotes on this page were submitted to me by visitors, and not all have been verified for original source or wording. I'm working hard to confirm everything, but in the meantime please be aware of the possibility for errors.  —ღ Terri, March 2021

Thrift is not an affair of the pocket, but an affair of character. ~S.W. Straus

He shall teach me skill at thrift who scatters with a lavish hand. ~Muriel Strode (1875–1964), My Little Book of Prayer, 1904

Thrift comes too late when you find it at the bottom of your purse. ~Seneca

[W]ithout frugality none can be rich, and with it very few would be poor. ~Sophron (Samuel Johnson), The Rambler, No. LVII., 1750 October 2nd  ["The world has not yet learned the riches of frugality." —tεᖇᖇ¡·g]

Thrift was never more necessary in the world's history than it is today. ~Francis H. Sisson, "Capital Needs for American Industrial Development," 1920

Whatever thrift is, it is not avarice. Avarice is not generous; and, after all, it is the thrifty people who are generous. ~Lord Rosebery

The thrift that does not make a man charitable sours into avarice. ~M.W. Harrison

Industry, thrift and self-control are not sought because they create wealth, but because they create character.  ~Calvin Coolidge

A bargain ain't a bargain unless it's something you need.  ~Sidney Carroll, A Big Hand for the Little Lady

Be thrifty, but not covetous.  ~George Herbert

Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without. ~Saying

By sowing frugality we reap liberty, a golden harvest.  ~Agesilaus

I believe that thrift is essential to well-ordered living.  ~John D. Rockefeller

Cannot people realize how large an income is thrift?  ~Cicero

Frugality may be termed the daughter of Prudence, the sister of Temperance, and the parent of Liberty.  ~Samuel Johnson

Thrift means that you should always have the best you can possibly afford, when the thing has any reference to your physical and mental health, to your growth in efficiency and power.  ~Orison Swett Marden

He who does not economize will have to agonize.  ~Confucius

Frugality is misery in disguise.  ~Publilius Syrus

Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.  ~Benjamin Franklin

We are not to judge thrift solely by the test of saving or spending.  If one spends what he should prudently save, that certainly is to be deplored.  But if one saves what he should prudently spend, that is not necessarily to be commended.  A wise balance between the two is the desired end.  ~Owen Young

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