Marcus Tullius Cicero (January 3, 106 BC - December 7, 43 BC) was an orator, statesman, political theorist, lawyer and philosopher of Ancient Rome. He is considered by many to be amongst the greatest of the Latin orators and prose writers.
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Great insight. People today have a disconnect between what they take in and what they spend as having an impact on what they can save. That is the "economy" side of this quote. "A penny saved is a penny earned". If you don't need something don't buy it. Delayed gratification brings huge positive results financially.