Thrift is not only about saving money and making smart purchases, but it is also about generosity. John Templeton’s investing prowess made him billions, which he largely donated to philanthropic ventures.¬†

Here are some of Templeton’s quotes on the generous¬†aspect of thriftiness, taken from his son’s book Thrift and Generosity: The Joy of Giving.

Giving friendship is more important than giving luxuries.

You cannot be lonely if you help the lonely.

Those persons who are on the leading edge of evolution realize . . . that the greatest happiness in life comes, not from the comforts and pleasures that money can buy, but from the investment of the days of our lives in a purpose which transcends our purely personal interests.

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