60 Frugality Quotes and Sayings to Inspire You

Frugality signifies the judicious use of money, assets and resources, potentially making life more fulfilling.

It is often undervalued due to a consumer-driven society that equates happiness with material possessions, the true joy of frugality lies in the happiness of living without excess.

Frugality is very important for financial security and while saving money may not always be easy it can significantly improve your life with a little bit of effort.

This understanding leads us to curate a collection of 60 famous quotes about frugality.


The main aim of these inspirational quotes is to motivate you towards a more frugal lifestyle, promoting wiser spending habits, encouraging savings and fostering a deeper appreciation for a simple, uncluttered life.

They serve as reminders that frugality is not about deprivation, but about making thoughtful choices that enhance life’s quality while ensuring financial stability.

Top 10 Frugality Quotes


Frugality is not just about money. It covers other areas of our life too. ~ Unknown.


Frugality is the mother of all virtues. ~ Justinian I.


The way to wealth depends on just two words, industry and frugality. ~ Benjamin Franklin.


The worst kind of shame is being ashamed of frugality or poverty. ~ Livy.


Frugality is an estate alone. ~ Latin Proverb.


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


The world has not yet learned the riches of frugality. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero.


I’m so frugal, you wouldn’t believe it. ~ Serena Williams.


I need more frugality. I wonder where I can buy some. ~ Jarod Kintz.


One of the most difficult things in the world is to convince a woman that even a bargain costs money. ~ E. W. Howe.

See Also: Budgeting quotes and Minimalism quotes.

Famous Frugality Quotes

Waste neither time nor money, but make the best use of both. Without industry and frugality, nothing will do, and with them everything. ~ Benjamin Franklin.

Minimalism is the intentional promotion of the things we value and the removal of anything that distracts us from it. ~ Joshua Becker.


Frugality is a handsome income. ~ Desiderius Erasmus.

Being frugal, conscious of making money, is not a negative thing. That sensibility of creating value and finding value and reinvesting in those customers is what separates great restaurants from the average ones. ~ Joe Bastianich.

The Bible warns us against greed and selfishness, it does encourage frugality and thrift. ~ Billy Graham.


Wealth can only be accumulated by the earnings of industry and the savings of frugality. ~ John Tyler.

Being frugal doesn’t mean slashing your spending or depriving yourself of things that you enjoy. It means knowing the value of a dollar and making every effort to spend it wisely. ~ Frank Sonnenberg.

Deprive yourself on nothing necessary for your comfort, but live in an honorable simplicity and frugality. ~ John McDonough.


It is great wealth to a soul to live frugally with a contented mind. ~ Lucretius.

Living a frugal lifestyle gives you the opportunity to invest more money towards your future. ~ John Rampton.

Oh, what darkness does great prosperity cast over our minds. ~ Seneca.

Best Frugality Quotes


Being frugal allows you to appreciate the simple things in life. ~ John Sachem.

Great wealth is a gift from heaven; moderate wealth results from frugality. ~ Chinese Proverbs.

I’m old enough to remember in the 1930s and the 1940s when thrift, frugality, was considered an important virtue. ~ Edmund Phelps.

Frugality drives innovation, just like other constraints do. One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out. ~ Jeff Bezos.


Money is a terrible master but an excellent servant. ~ P. T. Barnum.

It just makes us have to be a little more frugal. Obviously something has to suffer somewhere. ~ Robert Blackburn.


Frugality is a handsome income. ~ Desiderius Erasmus.

The world has not yet learned the riches of frugality. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero.

If frugality were established in the state, and if our expenses were laid out to meet needs rather than superfluities of life, there might be fewer pleasures, but infinitely more happiness. ~ Oliver Goldsmith.


The most substantial people are the most frugal, and make the least show, and live at the least expense. ~ Francis Moore.

I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is gentleness; the second is frugality; the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others. Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men. ~ Lao Tzu.


The more we’re doing to ensure we’re following our joy and passion, that’s when we really start to put the gas in our lives. ~ Joshua Mohr.

There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no one independence quite so important, as living within your means. ~ Calvin Coolridge.

There may be frugality which is not economy. A community, that withholds the means of education from its children, withholds the bread of life and starves their souls. ~ Horace Mann.


We make ourselves rich by making our wants few. ~ Henry David Thoreau.

I’ve learned that minimalism is not about what you own, it’s about why you own it. ~ Brian Gardner.

Frugality is misery in disguise. ~ Publilius Syrus.

Frugality is one of the most beautiful and joyous words in the language, and yet one that we are culturally cut off from understanding and enjoying. The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in having things, and has failed to teach us the happiness of not having things. ~ Elise M. Boulding.


Frugality is founded on the principle that all riches have limits. ~ Edmund Burke.

Industry is fortune’s right hand, and frugality its left. ~ John Ray.

You have to be ready for hard work and frugal spending to get the idea off the ground. ~ Garrett Camp.


Only buy what you need. Think function not fashion. ~ Harken Headers.

Frugal lifestyle can be very rewarding way of life. Not only do you save money, you learn to enjoy life differently, or as Art Buchwald once said –’the best things in life aren’t things’. ~ Unknown.

Frugal living is simple. Live on less than you earn and be happy with what you have! The rewards will fill both your life and your bank account. ~ Unknown.

Simple Frugality Quotes


Frugality without creativity is deprivation. ~ Amy Dacyczyn.

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

Frugality is the daughter of common sense, the sister of moderation and the mother of freedom. ~ Samuel Smiles.


The greatest wealth is to live content with little. ~ Plato.

Frugality, quite simply, is about choosing the things you love enough to spend extravagantly on – and then cutting costs mercilessly on the things you don’t love. ~ Ramit Sethi.

Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one’s self? ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.


Frugality includes all the other virtues. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero.

Frugality is enjoying the virtue of getting good value for every minute of your life energy and from everything you have the use of. ~ Viold Robin.

Quotes about Frugality


It’s the intelligent thing to be frugal. ~ Chuck Feeney.

Two important lessons here. This first is that truly successful decision making relies on a balance between deliberate and instinctive thinking…The second lesson is that in good decision making, frugality matters. ~ Malcolm Gladwell.

The virtue of frugality lies in a middle between avarice and profusion, of which the one consists in an excess, the other in a defect of the proper attention to the objects of self-interest. ~ Adam Smith.


If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting. ~ Benjamin Franklin.

I’m frugal I’ve always been this way, when I was young, my mom would give me my allowance, and I’d peel off a little each week and have some to spare. ~ Tyra Banks.


A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart. ~ Jonathan Swift.

So these were the 60 top quotes about Frugality.

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