C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


By sowing frugality we reap liberty, a golden harvest.


The world has not yet learned the riches of frugality.


Frugality is founded upon the principle, that all riches have limits.


Frugality may be termed the daughter of prudence, the sister of temperance, and the parent of liberty.

Dr. Johnson.

Frugality, when all is spent, comes too late.


He will always be a slave, who does not know how to live upon a little.


He seldom lives frugally who lives by chance. Hope is always liberal, and they that trust her promises make little scruple of revelling to-day on the profits of to-morrow.


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 in our several circumstances.

Lord Halifax.

Frugality is good if liberality be joined with it. The first is leaving off superfluous expenses; the last is bestowing them to the benefit of others that need. The first without the last begets covetousness; the last without the first begets prodigality.

William Penn.