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Definition of Frugality


  1. The quality of being frugal; prudent economy; that careful management of anything valuable which expends nothing unnecessarily, and applies what is used to a profitable purpose; thrift; --- opposed to extravagance.
  2. A sparing use; sparingness; as, frugality of praise.

Frugality Quotations

I think 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

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

I'm a practitioner of elegant frugality. I don't feel comfortable telling other people what to do, so I just try and lead by example.
Amory Lovins

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

My parents were born in 1912; they graduated from college into the Depression. They kept notebooks of every nickel they spent, and these habits of frugality from having grown up so poor never left them.
Roz Chast
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Frugality Translations

frugality in Latin is frugalitas
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