Can anybody remember when the times were not hard, and money not scarce?
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Live life to the fullest, for the future is scarce.
Nick Carter scarce quote

Affliction is a treasure, and scarce any man hath enough of it.
— John Donne

As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.
— Josh Billings

When words are scarce they are seldom spent in vain
— William Shakespeare