31 Quotes About Being Stingy

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There is a very high cost associated with the labor of expensive goods so that consumers can buy these items for an affordable price. Being stingy is not the only thing that contributes to this type of mentality in the marketplace. These quotes about being stingy capture the behavior and need for many to have more for less with the feeling of entitlement.

“A child’s kiss is magic. Why else would they be so stingy with them?”

“A man who is stingy with saffron is capable of seducing his own grandmother.”

“Are you a stingy breather? Well, don’t be. Be extravagant with you breathing and come fully alive.”

“Be generous to the poor orphans and those in need. The man to whom our Lord has been liberal ought not to be stingy. We shall one day find in Heaven as much rest and joy as we ourselves have dispensed in this life.”

“Be stingy with your time and spend it in spaces that fill you up.”

“Conquer the angry one by not getting angry; conquer the wicked by goodness; conquer the stingy by generosity, and the liar by speaking the truth.”

“Courtesy is the one coin you can never have too much of or be stingy with.”

“Don’t be stingy with your paint, it isn’t worth it.”

“Feelings about money — saving and spending, holding back and letting go — start very early in our lives. Stingy people have often been forced to give when they were very, very young, when they weren’t ready.”

“Founders are usually very stingy with equity to employees and very generous with equity to investors. I think this is totally backwards.”

“Helping others entails learning how you are helped. In order to heal others, you must learn to heal yourself. Learning how to give to yourself is part of learning how to give to others.”

“Here’s what I do believe very strongly: that once capitalism comes into existence, once it creates this mythology of a stingy nature, then that myth has to be exorcised. ”

“Husbands, recognize your wife’s intelligence and her ability to counsel with you as a real partner regarding family plans, family activities, and family budgeting. ”

“I couldn’t sustain myself if I skimped on food – I work 16-hour days, I need the energy, I can’t afford to be stingy on what I eat.”

“I do spend money. I like to spend money, on houses – on furnishing houses. And I love to give presents to people. It’s just in my nature to be that way.”

“I don’t trust compliments. I’ve been getting them for years. Sometimes I deserve them, sometimes I didn’t. But generally when people give you compliments there’s one of two things wrong with them. ”

“I have begun in old age to understand…that we seldom if ever realize how generous we are to ourselves, and just how stingy with others.”

“I just think it’s silly to be stingy with compliments. If you see someone and they strike you as beautiful in any way, why not let them know?”

“If you’re raised with a poverty mentality, nothing is going to change it. I do know some really stingy billionaires. I come from such a generation of hand-to-mouthers.”

“I’m not stingy. I’m just afraid of being an easy mark. People wouldn’t have money long if they didn’t ask how much things cost.”

“I’m stingy and I’m proud of the reputation.”

“It costs a lot to be authentic. And one can’t be stingy with these things because you are more authentic the more you resemble what you’ve dreamed of being.”

“It is a wise thing to be polite; consequently, it is a stupid thing to be rude. To make enemies by unnecessary and willful incivility, is just as insane a proceeding as to set your house on fire.”

“My main concern is theater, and theater does not reflect or mirror society. It has been stingy and selfish, and it has to do better.”

“Remembering that God is my source, we are in the spiritual position of having an unlimited bank account. Most of us never consider how powerful the creator really is.”

“It has long seemed ridiculous to me to suppose that the nature of things has been so poor and stingy that it provided souls only to such a trifling mass of bodies on our globe, like human bodies, when it could have given them to all, without interfering with its other ends.”

“The opposite of liberal is stingy. The opposite of radical is superficial. The opposite of conservative is destructive. ”

“The United States is not stingy. We are the greatest contributor to international relief efforts in the world.”

“To say nothing is out here is incorrect; to say the desert is stingy with everything except space and light, stone and earth is closer to the truth.”

“We… must try to live without causing unnecessary harm, not just to fellow humans but to all beings. We must try not to be stingy, or to exploit others. There will be enough pain in the world as it is.”

“Why are you stingy with yourselves? Why are you holding back? What are you saving for—for another time? There are no other times. There is only now. Right now.”

There is a difference between being cheap and frugal.