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date: 24 May 2024


see also Money
  1. We could have saved sixpence. We have saved fivepence. (Pause) But at what cost?
    Samuel Beckett 1906–89 Irish dramatist, novelist, and poet: All That Fall (1957)
  2. There can be no economy where there is no efficiency.
    Benjamin Disraeli 1804–81 British Tory statesman and novelist; Prime Minister 1868, 1874–80: Address to his Constituents, 1 October 1868, in Times 3 October 1868
  3. Economy is going without something you do want in case you should, some day, want something you probably won't want.
    Anthony Hope 1863–1933 English novelist: The Dolly Dialogues (1894)
  4. Take care of the pence, and the pounds will take care of themselves.
    William Lowndes 1652–1724 English politician: Lord Chesterfield Letters to his Son (1774) 5 February 1750; see Carroll, Chesterfield
  5. Thrift, thrift, Horatio! the funeral baked meats
    Did coldly furnish forth the marriage tables.
    William Shakespeare 1564–1616 English dramatist: Hamlet (1601) act 1, sc. 2, l. 180 (Oxford Standard Authors ed.)
  6. I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things that we could use.
    Mother Teresa 1910–97 Roman Catholic nun and missionary, born in what is now Macedonia of Albanian parentage: A Gift for God (1975)