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Quotations on Economy

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

~ Benjamin Franklin

A penny saved is two pence clear,
A pin a day's a groat a year.

~ Benjamin Franklin

Ere you consult your fancy, consult your purse.

~ Benjamin Franklin

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 hungerness bite, nor nakedness freeze thee.

~ Benjamin Franklin

What this country needs is a good five-cent Nickel.

~ Franklin P. Adams

If all economists were laid end to end, they would not reach a conclusion.

~ George Bernard Shaw

I place economy among the first and most important virtues, and public debt as the greatest of dangers. To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt.

~ Thomas Jefferson

He who will not economize will have to agonize.

~ Confucius

Without economy none can be rich, and with it few will be poor.

~ Samuel Johnson

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

~ William Shakespeare

The man who will live above his present circumstances, is in great danger of soon living beneath them; or as the Italian proverb says, "The man that lives by hope, will die by despair."

~ Joseph Addison

Governments last as long as the undertaxed can defend themselves against the overtaxed.

~ Bernard Berenson

Economy is for the poor; the rich may dispense with it.

~ Christian Nestell Bovee

Nothing is cheap which is superfluous, for what one does not need, is dear at a penny.

~ Plutarch

It is of 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.

~ Joseph Hall

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