Famous Frugal Quotes

Here are some Famous Frugal Quotes to repeat to yourself when you’re tempted to spend money you don’t have on things that you don’t need.

If you need some frugal inspiration, or just like to enjoy these wise words of wisdom about frugality & money, here’s a collection of Frugal Quotes I like the most:

“The best things in life aren’t things” ~Art Buchwald

“Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” ~Albert Einstein

“Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship” ~Benjamin Franklin

“By sowing frugality we reap liberty, a golden harvest.” ~Agesilaus

“Money, it turned out, was exactly like sex. You thought of nothing else if you didn’t have it and thought of other things if you did.” ~James Baldwin

“Less is more.” ~Mies van der Rohe

“With greater emphasis on working to live, not living to work, we are creating awareness for simpler solutions, a more creative existence with healthier, happier longevity, for those brave enough to accept the challenge.” ~Tracey Smith

“Happiness is making the most of what you have.” ~Rosamunde Pilcher

“Being frugal does not mean being cheap! It means being economical and avoiding waste.” ~Catherine Pulsifer

“If you have health, you probably will be happy, and if you have health and happiness, you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want.” ~Elbert Hubbard

“Thrift is not an affair of the pocket, but an affair of character.”  ~S.W. Straus

“Without frugality none can be rich, and with it very few would be poor.” ~Samuel Johnson

“Make all you can, save all you can, give all you can.” ~John Wesley

“He who does not economize will have to agonize.” ~Confusius

“Money in the bank is like toothpaste in the tube. Easy to take out, hard to put back.” ~Earl Wilson

“A bargain ain’t a bargain unless it’s something you need.”  ~Sidney Carroll

“The amount of money you have has got nothing to do with what you earn. People earning a million dollars a year can have no money, and people earning $35,000 a year can be quite well off. It’s not what you earn, it’s what you spend.” ~Paul Clitheroe

“There are plenty of ways to get ahead. The first is so basic I’m almost embarrassed to say it: spend less than you earn. ~Paul Clitheroe

“If you want to feel rich, just count the things you have that money can’t buy.” ~Proverb

“Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one”. ~Benjamin Franklin

“The art is not making money, but in keeping it.” ~Proverb

“A penny saved is a penny earned.” ~Benjamin Franklin

“Happiness is making the most of what you have.” ~ Rosamunde Pilcher

“You can never get enough of what you don’t need to make you happy “. ~ Eric Hoffer