Thrift is not an affair of the pocket, but an affair of character.
Thrift comes too late when you find it at the bottom of your purse.
Thrift was never more necessary in the world's history than it is today.
~Francis H. Sisson
Whatever thrift is, it is not avarice. Avarice is not generous; and, after all, it is the thrifty people who are generous.
The thrift that does not make a man charitable sours into avarice.
Industry, thrift and self-control are not sought because they create wealth, but because they create character.
A bargain ain't a bargain unless it's something you need.
~Sidney Carroll, A Big Hand for the Little Lady
Be thrifty, but not covetous.
By sowing frugality we reap liberty, a golden harvest.
I believe that thrift is essential to well-ordered living.
~John D. Rockefeller
Cannot people realize how large an income is thrift?
Frugality may be termed the daughter of Prudence, the sister of Temperance, and the parent of Liberty.
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.
~Orison Swett Marden
He who does not economize will have to agonize.
Frugality is misery in disguise.
Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.
We are not to judge thrift solely by the test of saving or spending. If one spends what he should prudently save, that certainly is to be deplored. But if one saves what he should prudently spend, that is not necessarily to be commended. A wise balance between the two is the desired end.