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Economy Quotes


These are some of the best 'Economy' quotations and sayings.

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A man may, if he knows not how to save as he gets, keep his nose all his life to the grindstone and die not worth a groat after all.

A man's ordinary expenses ought to be but to the half of his receipts, and if he think to wax rich, but to the third part.

A sound economy is a sound understanding brought into action. It is calculation realized; it is the doctrine of proportion reduced to practice; it is foreseeing contingencies and providing against them; it is expecting contingencies and being prepared for them.

After order and liberty, economy is one of the highest essentials of a free government.... Economy is always a guarantee of peace.

Beware of little expenses.  A small leak will sink a great ship.

Buy not what you want, but what you have need of; what you do not want is dear at a farthing.

Economy before competence is meanness after it; therefore economy is for the poor; the rich may dispense with it.

Economy is half the battle of life; it is not so hard to earn money, as to spend it well.

Economy is in itself a source of great revenue.

Economy, whether public or private, means the wise management of labor, mainly in three senses; applying labor rationally, preserving its produce carefully, and distributing its produce seasonably.

Ere you consult fancy, consult your purse.

Have more than thou showest; Speak less than thou knowest.

He who is taught to live upon little owes more to his father's wisdom than he who has a great deal left him does to his father's care.

He who will not economize will have to agonize.

If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher's stone.

It is no small commendation to manage a little well. - To live well in abundance is the praise of the estate, not of the person. - I will study more how to give a good account of my little, than how to make it more.

Large enterprises make the few rich, but the majority prosper only through the carefulness and detail of thrift. He is already poverty-stricken whose habits are not thritfy.

Let honesty and industry be thy constant companions, and spend one penny less than thy clear gains; then shall thy pocket begin to thrive; creditors will not insult, nor want oppress, nor hunger bite, nor nakedness freeze thee.

Men talk in raptures of youth and beauty, wit and sprightliness; but after seven years of union, not one of them is to be compared to good family management, which is seen at every meal, and felt every hour in the husband's purse.

No man is rich whose expenditure exceeds his means; and no one is poor whose incomings exceed his outgoings.


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