Definitions: (1) practicing prudent economy; sparing; using good management of money and other resources; frugal; (2) thriving; successful; prosperous; fortunate

Synonym: careful

Too Far: miserly

Saying: A penny save is a penny earned.

Quote: You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by encouraging class hatred. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn. You cannot build character and courage by taking away man’s initiative and independence. You cannot help men permanently by doing what they could and should do for themselves. — Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) 16th President of the United States

Question: Is it possible to introduce the idea of thrift into government spending?