I grew up hearing these sayings over and over. They are part of who I am. If you ever wondered how we live so happily on one teacher's salary, here are a few pointers.
Eat what you can. What you can't eat, can.
Take all you want. Eat all you take.
Waste not, want not.
A penny saved is a penny earned.
Want in one hand and 'spit'* in the other and see which one fills up first.
Don't waste food. Don't you know there are starving children in Africa?
Make it do or do without.
A fool and his money are soon parted.
Please feel free to comment and I'll add any excellent adages you share to this post.
*edited for cleanliness