Robert Christy, comp. Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages. 1887.


A farthing saved is twice earned.Italian.

A good saver is a good server.

A jade eats as much as a good horse.

A man’s voluntary expense should not exceed his income.Dr. Johnson.

Cut your coat according to your cloth.Dutch.

Economy is a great revenue.Cicero.

Economy is too late at the bottom of the purse.Seneca.

Every one is bound to live within his means.Ovid.

He that eats and saves sets the table twice.

He who eats and puts by, has sufficient for two meals.Spanish.

If you make not much of three pence, you’ll ne’er be worth a groat.