The encouragement of industry and frugality among the poor, by visits at their own inhabitations; the relief of real distress, whether arising from sickness or other causes; and the prevention.
Industry is fortune's right hand, and Frugality her left; a proverb which has been worth ten times more to me than all my little purse contained.
With parsimony a little is sufficient; and without it nothing is sufficient; whereas frugality makes a poor man rich.
Associate yourself with men of good quality, if you esteem your reputation. Be not apt to relate news, if you know not the truth thereof. Speak no evil of the absent, for it is unjust. Undertake not what you cannot perform, be be careful to keep your promise. There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth, and pursue it steadily. Nothing but harmony, honesty, industry and frugality are necessary to make us a great and happy nation.
Industry is fortune's right hand, and frugality its left.
The worst kind of shame is being ashamed of frugality or poverty.
In nature, all is managed for the best with perfect frugality and just reserve, profuse to none, but bountiful to all; never employing on one thing more than enough, but with exact economy retrenching the superfluous, and adding force to what is principal in everything.
Wonder is the effect of novelty on ignorance.