11 Of The Best Frugality Quotes

There are many ways to sum up the meaning of frugality.

How you think about it determines how you act and ultimately how you succeed within a frugal existence.

11 Of The Best Frugality Quotes

Here are 11  quotes on frugality to keep you pointed in the right direction

Frugality Quote No. 1

“I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.”

― John Stuart Mill (English philosopher)

Frugality Quote No. 2

“Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery.”

Charles Dickens (English author)

Frugality Quote No. 3

“Too many people spend money they earned..to buy things they don’t want..to impress people that they don’t like.”

Will Rogers (Actor)

Frugality Quote No. 4

“The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.”

Lin Yutang (Writer)

Frugality Quote No. 5

“When you’re working towards a defined goal, frugality ceases to be about what you’re giving up and becomes about what you’re going to gain.”

Mrs Frugalwoods (Blogger and Queen of frugality)

Frugality Quote No. 6

“Financial peace isn’t the acquisition of stuff. It’s learning to live on less than you make, so you can give money back and have money to invest. You can’t win until you do this.”

Dave Ramsey (Businessman and motivational speaker)

Frugality Quote No. 7

“Try to save something while your salary is small; it’s impossible to save after you begin to earn more.”

Jack Benny (American actor)

Frugality Quote No. 8

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

Agesilaus (Spartan King)

Frugality Quote No. 9

“I was living within my means but not up to my potential.”

Miss Mazuma (Blogger and traveller)

Frugality Quote No. 10

“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 (Polymath and 6th President of Pennsylvania)

11 Frugality Quotes

Frugal enough to have your own bill

Frugality Quote No. 11

“It is not the man who has little, but the man who craves more, who is poor.”

Seneca the Younger (Philospher)


So there you have the thoughts of some of the brightest frugal minds. What frugality quotes have I missed? let me know in the comments below.



  1. Miss Mazuma says:

    Hey Frugal Fox!! Thanks so much for the inclusion!! 🙂 I am honored to be among such a great group of frugal peep…truly. I especially love the quote from Seneca the Younger, “It is not the man who has little, but the man who craves more, who is poor.” Seriously? Have truer words ever been said??

    By the way – the site looks great! 🙂

    1. Frugalfox says:

      Miss Mazuma, no worries, always a pleasure to include you.
      I actually think the quote from Seneca may be my favourite as well.
      We have had a little spruce up of the site, got to keep improving. Hope the travel schedule hasn’t been too bad over Christmas.

    1. Frugalfox says:

      Geckovision thanks for the comment. I had put president….not US president. I have now added in 6th President of Pennsylvania to clear that up. Thanks for using your eagle eye.

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