The art is not in making money, but in keeping it.
You must learn to save first and spend afterwards.
The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.
Saving money Today secures, eases, and beautifies Tomorrow.
Spend not where you may save; spare not where you must spend.
Balancing your money is the key to having enough.
You don't need money to go big.
We owe something to extravagance, for thrift and adventure seldom go hand in hand.
You must gain control over your money or the lack of it will forever control you.
The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it in your back pocket.
The world is divided into two kinds of people, those who spend a great deal of time saving money, and those who spend a great deal of money saving time.
We have become a society of indulgent consumers resulting in rapidly increasing debt both personally and as a nation.
This nation can no longer tolerate the autonomous conduct of any single service. A waste of the resources of America in spendthrift defense is an invitation to disaster for America.
Thrift: a way to spend money without having the least little bit of pleasure from it.
Spending money you don't have for things you don't need to impress people you don't like.
It is the highest impertinence and presumption, therefore, in kings and ministers to pretend to watch over the economy of private people, and to restrain their expense. They are themselves, always, and without any exception, the greatest spendthrifts in the society.
No complaint... is more common than that of a scarcity of money.
Try to live with whatever you can afford and avoid putting yourself in an awkward position of thinking how you can afford what you have failed to afford, please free your life on earth.
Keep your eyes on the price when spending, don't regret later to find that you have nothing for tomorrow.
Saving must become a priority, not just a thought. Pay yourself first.
A budget is telling your money where to go instead of wondering where it went.
Conserving energy and thus saving money, reducing consumption of unnecessary products and packaging and shifting to a clean-energy economy would likely hurt the bottom line of polluting industries, but would undoubtedly have positive effects for most of us.
Every spendthrift passion has its attendant courtiers.
Imagine how much you could have saved if you didn't spend a lot of your money on those unnecessary things with the intention of getting attention or feeling important in the eyes of others.
Be thrifty, but not covetous.
Money is always there but the pockets change; it is not in the same pockets after a change, and that is all there is to say about money.
The spendthrift robs his heirs the miser robs himself.
Dogs have no money. Isn't that amazing? They're broke their entire lives. But they get through. You know why dogs have no money? .. No Pockets.
The engine which drives enterprise is not thrift, but profit.
Those who spend too much will eventually be owned by those who are thrifty.
Be saving, but not at the cost of all liberality. Have the soul of a king and the hand of a wise economist.
Not wasting money is the best way to save money.
People working in the private sector should try to save money. There remains the possibility that it may someday be valuable again.
If you don't respect money, it won't respect you.
We are such spendthrifts with our lives, the trick of living is to slip on and off the planet with the least fuss you can muster. I'm not running for sainthood. I just happen to think that in life we need to be a little like the farmer, who puts back into the soil what he takes out.
The timid man calls himself cautious, the sordid man thrifty.
Saving money is good. Saving dreams is not good.
The reason that so many of us cannot save money is because of our friends. They're always buying something we can't afford.
If you are worried about job security and do not have an adequate emergency fund (ideally eight months' worth of living expenses stashed away in a federally insured bank or credit union), you need to focus more on saving money than paying down the balance on your credit cards.
I believe in thrift as I believe in freedom, but I don't support the plutocratic hostility to taxation, regulation, and protections of land, water, and air.
If saving money is wrong, I don't want to be right!
Money looks better in the bank than on your feet.
I save money when I'm working so that I never have to take a role simply to pay the bills.
Men who make money rarely saunter; men who save money rarely swagger.
I'm very particular but very thrifty at the same time.
If you wish to get rich, save what you get. A fool can earn money; but it takes a wise man to save and dispose of it to his own advantage.
Think of your pension and start saving. Like my father, I have been a spendthrift, and I regret that.
It's smart to be thrifty.
You contribute much to your marriage by the wise, thrifty, diligent management and oversight of your part of the household budget.
When you can take something that is a reject at the thrift store sitting on the bottom of a pile of junk and make it work, make it look interesting, that's real style to me.
I was brought up in an era when thrift was still considered a virtue.
In fact, the bigger the bill, the less likely you are to spend it. If you want to really save money, spend only cash and carry only fifty-dollar bills.
After two decades of personal finance reporting, I've heard every excuse in the book for not saving money. That said, none of them really hold up -- at least over the long term.
In Virgil's account of the good housewife, who rises early in order to measure out the work of the household, and in Solomon's description of the thrifty woman of his time, one sees the value set upon feminine industry and economy in times far removed from our own.
It is true thrift to use the best ingredients available and to waste nothing.
There is absolutely no substitute for the best. Good food cannot be made of inferior ingredients masked with high flavor. It is true thrift to use the best ingredients available and to waste nothing.
A simple fact that is hard to learn is that the time to save money is when you have some.
I love charity thrift stores. Amazing one-of-a-kind pieces at terrific prices, and all the money you spend goes to a good cause.
I'm not cheap, I'm thrifty.
Capital is the result of saving, and not of spending. The spendthrift who wastes his substance in riotous living decreases the capital of the country, and therefore the excuse often made for extravagance, that it is good for trade, is based upon false notions respecting capital.
I have said before, you don't expect conservative parties to believe in much, but you do expect them to believe in thrift.
Conservatism -- hard work -- saving one's money -- looking neat and gentlemanly. It was such an Eveless paradise, that.
My mom passed on her obsession of all things antique or vintage. I love to go thrift store shopping or explore any sort of garage sale. Treasure hunting is a family passion.
No genuine observer can decide otherwise than that the homes of a nation are the bulwarks of personal and national safety and thrift.
The art of living easily as to money is to pitch your scale of living one degree below your means.
Saving is the gap between your ego and your income.
The opposite of consumption is not thrift -- it is generosity.
Personally, I tend to worry about what I save, not what I spend.
The habit of saving is itself an education; it fosters every virtue, teaches self-denial, cultivates the sense of order, trains to forethought, and so broadens the mind.
At the end of the day, saving money is really about efficiency. You simplify your life, and its overall quality inevitably gets better.
We are, most of us, paying far more for transportation than we can truly afford. And more and more of us are starting to realize it.
Mother always tries to buy things for a reasonable price. I was never allowed to buy things at full price. Probably, it's rooted in the Chinese mentality. We are very thrifty.
You cannot create prosperity by law. Sustained thrift, industry, application, intelligence, are the only things that ever do, or ever will, create prosperity. But you can very easily destroy prosperity by law.
He lives well who lives retired, and keeps
His wants within the limits of his means.
Each class preaches the importance of those virtues it need not exercise. The rich harp on the value of thrift, the idle grow eloquent over the dignity of labor.
It's no use filling your pocket with money if you have got a hole in the corner.
Thrift means that you should always have the best you can possibly afford, when the thing has any reference to your physical and mental health, to your growth in efficiency and power.
Any fool can waste, any fool can muddle, but it takes something of a man to save, and the more he saves the more of a man does it make of him.
Of course, in order to build something new, one has to economize, accumulate means, temporarily limit one's requirements, borrow from others. If you want to build a new house,
you save money temporarily and limit your requirements, otherwise you might not build your house.
The easiest way to save money is to waste less energy.
The single biggest difference between financial success and financial failure is how well you manage your money. It's simple: to master money, you must manage money.
If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting.
When I caution you against becoming a miser, I do not therefore advise you to become a prodigal or a spendthrift.
Nature is no spendthrift, but takes the shortest way to her ends.
I believe that thrift is essential to well-ordered living.
The reward of energy, enterprise and thrift is taxes.
Thrift is of great revenue.
It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow.