Frugality (also known as thrift or thriftiness) is the practice of acquiring goods and services at minimum cost, achieved via economical restraints or creative measures. Frugality can be related to the idea of being conservative or conserving money.
- But as they all say if we sell our home what will we have for it, money, and what is the use of that money, money goes and after it is gone then where are we, beside we have all we want, what can we do with money except lose it, money to spend is not very welcome, if you have it and you try to spend it, well spending money is an anxiety, saving money is a comfort and a pleasure, economy is not a duty it is a comfort, avarice is an excitement, but spending money is nothing, money spent is money non-existent, money saved is money realised...
- Stein, Gertrude. Paris France. New York: Liveright, 1970. (p. 103)
- Frugality is founded on the principle that all riches have limits.
- Frugality may be termed the daughter of prudence, the sister of temperance, and the parent of liberty.
- The world has not yet learned the riches of frugality.