Thrift Quotes

Most popular thrift quotes

One of the great defenses—if you're worried about inflation—is not to have a lot of silly needs in your life—if you don't need a lot of material goods.

inflation

A penny saved is a penny earned.
He who will not economize will agonize.
What this country needs is a good five-cent nickel.

inflation

My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income.
About the time we can make the ends meet, somebody moves the ends.

business

The price of ability does not depend on merit, but on supply and demand.
A bargain is something you have to find a use for once you have bought it.
Saving is a very fine thing. Especially when your parents have done it for you.
I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart.

funny

There are several ways to apportion the family income, all of them unsatisfactory.
I don't care if somebody makes a lot of money and holds it like a miser. Most people have a vast propensity to spend, helped by spouses and children.
Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen [pounds] nineteen [shillings] and six [pence], result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.
Mozart is a good example of a life ruined by nuttiness. His achievement wasn't diminished—he may well have had the best innate musical talent ever—but from the start, he was pretty miserable. He overspent his income his entire life —that will make you miserable.