quote by Gertrude Jekyll

A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.

— Gertrude Jekyll

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A garden is a grand teacher... above all it teaches entire trust.


Thrift quote If saving money is wrong, I don't want to be right!
If saving money is wrong, I don't want to be right!

Rely on the ordinary virtues that intelligent, balanced human beings have relied on for centuries: common sense, thrift, realistic expectations, patience, and perseverance.

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I love charity thrift stores. Amazing one-of-a-kind pieces at terrific prices, and all the money you spend goes to a good cause.

There is absolutely no substitute for the best.

Good food cannot be made of inferior ingredients masked with high flavor. It is true thrift to use the best ingredients available and to waste nothing.

You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.

You cannot help small men by tearing down big men. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot lift the wage-earner by pulling down the wage-payer. You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending


You cannot create prosperity by law. Sustained thrift, industry, application, intelligence, are the only things that ever do, or ever will, create prosperity. But you can very easily destroy prosperity by law.

A sense of thrift is essential to success in business.

The businessman must discipline himself to practice economy whenever possible, in his personal life as well as his business affairs.

You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.

You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.

Now comes what I perhaps inflatedly call my philosophy of knitting.

Like many philosophies, it is hard to express in a few words. Its main tenets are enjoyment and satisfaction, accompanied by thrift, inventiveness, an appearance of industry, and, above all, resourcefulness.

Thrift is of great revenue.


The doctrine of thrift for the poor is dumb and cruel, like advising them to try and lift themselves by their bootstraps.

Thrift is poetic because it is creative; waste is unpoetic because it is waste.

Waste is worse than loss. The time is coming when every person who lays claim to ability will keep the question of waste before him constantly. The scope of thrift is limitless.

Industry, thrift and self-control are not sought because they create wealth, but because they create character.

Sometimes the poor are praised for being thrifty.

But to recommend thrift to the poor is both grotesque and insulting. It is like advising a man who is starving to eat less.


If hard work, integrity, thrift, and perseverance have caused you to succeed, then you don't owe anyone an apology for winning.

I'm pretty much a thrift shop gal. Flea markets on Sundays.

Thrift of time will repay you in after-life with a thousandfold of profit beyond your most sanguine dreams.

You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.

You cannot establish sound security on borrowed money. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn.

Thrift is that habit of character that prompts one to work for what he gets, to earn what is paid him; to invest a part of his earnings; to spend wisely and well; to save, but not hoard.


I believe that thrift is essential to well-ordered living.

Soaking the rich would not only be profoundly immoral, it would drastically penalize the very virtues: thrift, business foresight, and investment, that have brought about our remarkable standard of living. It would truly be killing the goose that lays the golden eggs.

When a private citizen is robbed, a worthy man is deprived of the fruits of his industry and thrift; when the government is robbed, the worst that happens is that certain rogues and loafers have less money to play with than they had before.

Tightwaddery without creativity is deprivation.

When there is a lack of resourcefulness, inventiveness, and innovation, thrift means doing without. When creativity combines with thrift you may be doing it without money, but you are not doing without.

By sowing frugality we reap liberty, a golden harvest.


I used to go to Saks, I would go to Bergdorf, I would go to Barneys, I would go to thrift stores in SoHo.

Vermont is the only place in America where I ever hear thrift spoken of with respect.

I like Goodwill and the thrift stores.

I don't like going into a store and picking from a bunch of cute stuff that's already been found. One of the best parts is finding it myself.

Frugality and economy are virtues without which no household can prosper.

Whatever the income, waste of all kinds should be most sternly repressed ... Economy and frugality must never, however, be allowed to degenerate into meanness.

Let us again clothe ourselves with these proved and sterling virtues - honesty, truthfulness, chastity, sobriety, temperance, industry, and thrift; let us discard all covetousness and greed.


Thrift is care and scruple in the spending of one's means.

It is not a virtue and it requires neither skill nor talent.

Each class preaches the importance of those virtues it need not exercise.

The rich harp on the value of thrift, the idle grow eloquent over the dignity of labor.

You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.

The instances that second marriage move Are base respects of thrift, but none of love.