61 Famous Quotes About Frugality To Inspire You

I have always espoused the benefits of being frugal in our materialistic world as I belive in it. In this post post I have collected quotes about frugality from some of the world’s famous people.

If you are to live a happy life you have to learn to thrift in your spending. It will not only help you save money but it will also help in preventing waste in this world.

Without further ado below are over 61 famous quotes about frugality.

  • “We make ourselves rich by making our wants few,” – Henry David Thoreau.
  • “By sowing frugality we reap liberty, a golden harvest.” – Agesilaus.
  • “There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no one independence quite so important, as living within your means.” – Calvin Coolridge.
  • “Being frugal allows you to appreciate the simple things in life.” – John Sachem.
  • “Frugality is the mother of all virtues.” – Justinian I
  • “Without frugality none can be rich, and with it very few would be poor.” – Samuel Johnson.
  • “I’d like to live as a poor man with lots of money.” – Pablo Picasso.
  • “Frugality is founded on the principle that all riches have limites.” – Edmund Burke.
  • “If the clothes could speak, they would tell the specifics of people who wear them. Stylish, humble, old-fashioned…They would tell how some stylish people wear colorful, expensive clothes to influence the others; how some humble people wear sports clothes and they are modern living. They would tell whether they are frugal or extravagant. They would tell if people tidy or untidy via the way they keep their clothes. If they could speak even they would tell spending too much money for clothes is wastefulness.” – Nessryn.
  • “It’s the intelligent thing to be frugal.” – Chuck Feeney.
  • “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.
Quotes About Frugality
Jeff Bezos, Amazon
  • “Frugality, quite simply, is about choosing the things you love enough to spend extravagantly on – and then cutting costs mercilessly on the things you don’t love.” – Ramit Sethi.
  • “Industry is fortune’s right hand, and frugality its left.” – John Ray.
  • “Frugality is the daughter of common sense, the sister of moderation and the mother of freedom.” – Samuel Smiles.
  • “The greatest wealth is to live content with little.” – Plato.
  • “He who will not economize will have to agonize.” – Confucius.
  • “The worst kind of shame is being ashamed of frugality or poverty.” – Livy.
  • “Spending more than what you can afford will finally bring upon a catastrophe someday. The virtues of a frugal life are beyond than that of a thrifty one. So does our forefathers have taught with their evidential habits.” – Safi Shamsi.
  • “Industry and frugality, as the means of procuring wealth…thereby [secures] virtue, it being more difficult for a man in want to act always honestly…” – Benjamin Franklin.
  • “Wealth consists non in having great possessions, but in having few wants.” – Epictetus.
  • “Frugality without creativity is deprivation.” – Amy Dacyczyn.
  • “Wealth can only be accumulated by the earnings of industry and the savings of frugality.” – John Tyler.
  • “Great wealth is a gift from heaven; moderate wealth results from frugality.” – Chines Proverbs.
  • “The way to wealth depends on just two words, industry and frugality.” – Benjamin Franklin.
  • “There may be frugality which is not economy. A community, that withholds the means of education from its children, withholds the bread of life and starves their souls.” – Horace Mann.
  • “Frugality is a handsome income.” – Desiderius Erasmus.
  • “Frugality is misery in disguise.” – Publilius Syrus.
  • “I’m so frugal, you wouldn’t believe it.” – Serena Williams.
  • “The spirit of commerce is frugality, economy, moderation, labor, ponderance, tranquility, order, and rule. So long as this spirit subsides, the riches it produces have no bad effect. The mischief is when excessive wealth destroys the spirit of commerce, then it is that the conveniences of inequality .. are felt.” – Baron de Montesquieu.
  • “Prudence with frugality is apt and without frugality it becomes redundant.” – Sumita.
  • “Frugality is one of the most beautiful and joyous words in the 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 M. Boulding.
  • “I need more frugality. I wonder where I can buy some.” – Jarod Kintz.
  • “The more we’re doing to ensure we’re following our joy and passion, that’s when we really start to put the gas in our lives.” – Joshua Mohr.
  • “Frugality includes al the other virtues.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero.
  • “I have three treasures. Guard and keep them: The first is deep love, the second is frugality, and the third is not to dare to be ahead of the world. Because of deep love, one is courageous. Because of frugality, one is generous. Because of not daring to be ahead, one becomes the leader of the world.” – Lao – Tzu.
  • “The purity of unison singing, unaffected by alien motives of musical techniques, the clarity, unspoiled by the attempt to give musical art an autonomy of its own apart from the words, the simplicity and frugality, the humaneness and warmth of this way of singing is the essence of all congregational singing, this.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
  • “Great entrepreneurial DNA is comprised of leadership, technological vision, frugality, and the desire to succeed.” – Steve Blank.
  • “You can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger.
  • “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.
  • “I’ve learned that minimalism is not about what you own, it’s about why you own it.” – Brian Gardner.
  • “The Bible warns us against greed and selfishness, it does encourage frugality and thrift.” – Billy Graham.
  • “I’m frugal I’ve always been this way, when I was young, my mom would give me my allowance, and I’d peel off a little each week and have some to spare.” – Tyra Banks.
  • “I’m old enough to remember in the 1930s and the 1940s when thrift, frugality, was considered an important virtue.” – Edmund Phelps.
  • “Minimalism is the intentional promotion of the things we value and the removal of anything that distracts us from it.” – Joshua Becker.
  • “Consumerism has worked very hard, with the help of popular psychology (‘Just do it!’) to convince people that indulgence is good for you, whereas frugality is self-oppression.” – Yuval Noah Harari.
  • “Where lies poverty, there is frugality colored with love.” – Dhanya Rashmi.
  • “You have to be ready for hard work and frugal spending to get the idea off the ground.” – Garrett Camp.
  • “Money is a terrible master but an excellent servant.” – P. T. Barnum.
  • “If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them, and half as much money.” – Abigail Van Buren.
  • “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks live work.” – Thomas Edison.
  • “No free government, or the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue; and by a frequent recurrence to fundamental principles.” – Patrick Henry.
  • “Life’s too short to hang out with people who aren’t resourceful.” – Jeff Bezos.
  • “A cardinal principle of the gospel is to prepare for the day of scarcity. Work, industry, frugality are part of the royal order of life.” – Keith B. McMullin.
  • “The ability of mental concentration, as well as the absolutely essential feeling of obligation to one’s job, are here most often combined with a strict economy which calculates the possibility of high earnings, and a cool self-control and frugality which enormously increase performance.” – Max Weber.
  • “The virtue of frugality lies in a middle between avarice and profusion, of which the one consists in an excess, the other in a defect of the proper attention to the objects of self-interest.” – Adam Smith.
  • “The lavishness of my solitude. The frugality of your company. I chose to choose the first one for I was a spoiled child of destiny.” – Bhawna.
  • “Diligence means to be keen in matters of virtue and justice, but worldly people use diligence to solve their economic difficulties. Frugality means to have little desire for material goods, but worldly people use frugality as a cover for stinginess. Thus do watchwords of enlightened life turn into tools for the private business of small people. What a pity!” – Zicheng Hong.
  • “A person without self-control is like a city with broken down walls.” – Proverbs 25:20 NLT.
  • “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.
  • “A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart.” – Jonathan Swift.
  • “Frugality is an estate alone.” – Latin Proverbs.
  • “Oh, what darkness does great prosperity cast over our minds.” – Seneca.
  • “If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting.” – Benjamin Franklin.
  • “If frugality were established in the state, and if our expenses were laid out to meet needs rather than superfluities of life, there might be fewer pleasures, but infinitely more happiness.” – Oliver Goldsmith.
  • “If saving money is wrong, I don’t want to be right!” – William Shatner.
  • “In nature, all is managed for the best with perfect frugality and just reserve, profuse to none, but bountiful to all; never employing on one thing more than enough, but with exact economy retrenching the superfluous, and adding force to what is principal in everything.” – Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury.
  • “With the greater part of rich people, the chief enjoyment of riches consists in the parade of riches.” – Adam Smith.
  • “The world has not yet learned the riches of frugality.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero.

I hope that you have been blessed by these frugal quotes and have learned one or two things as you endeavor to be economical and prudent in your saving. I know you will not regret having taken this journey.