If you have too few resources, you have to
show resourcefulness. One can do better... if not allowed to take easy ways.
- Training from Hell
- Mother Russia Makes You Strong
- Benefactors by Rudyard Kipling.
- Ernest Rutherford: "We don't have the money, so we have to think."
- Girl Genius:
: Haff all dose guys vit de baron gone soft over de years -- or haff ve become... sharper
because ve leave de group und haff to tink better
- The Witcher:
For decades they said about Kovir
that its only riches are sand and seawater. This joke was remembered when Kovir de-facto monopolized the world market of glass and salt.
- Proverbs. "Necessity is the mother of invention". Or a Russian variant, "the need will force you to eat buns" [instead of plain rye bread, that is].