By sowing frugality we reap liberty, a golden harvest.
Frugality is founded on the principle that all riches have limits.
Frugality is a fair fortune; and habits of industry a good estate.
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; with them, everything.
If frugality were established in the state, if our expenses were laid out rather in the necessaries than the superfluities of life, there might be fewer wants, and even fewer pleasures, but infinitely more happiness.
He that spareth in everything is an inexcusable niggard.—He that spareth in nothing is an inexcusable madman.—The mean is to spare in what is least necessary, and to lay out more liberally in what is most required.
Frugality may be termed the daughter of prudence, the sister of temperance, and the parent of liberty. He that is extravagant will quickly become poor, and poverty will enforce dependence and invite corruption.
He seldom lives frugally who lives by chance. Hope is always liberal, and they that trust her promises make little scruple of revelling today on the profits of tomorrow.
Frugality is good if liberality be joined with it.—The first is leaving off superfluous expenses; the last is bestowing them for the benefit of those who need.—The first, without the last, begets covetousness; the last without the first begets prodigality.
With parsimony a little is sufficient; without it nothing is sufficient; but frugality makes a poor man rich.
Nature is avariciously frugal.—In matter it allows no atom to elude its grasp; in mind, no thought or feeling to perish.—It gathers up the fragments that nothing be lost.