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The 71 Best Quotes About Money

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It is important to listen to smart people when it comes to the subject of money. Here we’ve gathered our favorite quotes to help inspire and teach.

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Funny Investing

It’s good to have money and the things money can buy, but it’s good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven’t lost the things that money can’t buy. George Horace Lorimer

Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. Franklin D. Roosevelt

The Goal Isn't More

Too many people spend money they earned.. to buy things they don’t want.. to impress people that they don’t like. Will Rogers

Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. And it will leave you unfulfilled. Barack Obama

Learning to separate “happiness” from “spending money” is the quickest and most reliable way to a better life.Mr. Money Mustache

Don’t think money does everything or you are going to end up doing everything for money. Voltaire

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. Winston Churchill

I know why most people never get rich. They put the money ahead of the job. If you just think of the job, the money will automatically follow. This never fails. Hedy Lamarr

Have the courage to set down every penny you spend, and add it up weekly. Josephus Nelson Larned

Some people are so poor, all they have is money. Unknown

Making money isn’t hard in itself… What’s hard is to earn it doing something worth devoting one’s life to. Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will. Nelson Mandela

Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you want. Anna Lappe

Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace the driver. Ayan Rand

Rich people stay rich by living like they’re broke. Broke people stay broke by living like they’re rich. Unknown

Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art. Andy Warhol

Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you invest, investigate. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. Before you retire, save. Before you die, give. William A. Ward

When you have money, think of the time when you had none. Japanese Proverb

The Lack Of Money Mark Twain

Don’t go broke trying to look rich. Act your wage. Unknown

Money isn’t the most important thing in life, but it’s reasonably close to oxygen on the ‘gotta have it’ scale. Zig Ziglar

Money is power, freedom, a cushion, the root of all evil, the sum of blessings. Carl Sandburg

You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you. Maya Angelou

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. Albert Einstein

You aren’t wealthy until you have something money can’t buy. Garth Brooks

Money is worth what it will help you to produce or buy and no more. Henry Ford

Money cannot buy peace of mind. It cannot heal ruptured relationships, or build meaning into a life that has none. Richard M. DeVos

Money often costs too much. Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is only one class in the community that thinks more about money than the rich, and that is the poor. Oscar Wilde

Debt is the slavery of the free. Publilius Syrus

The best way for a person to have happy thoughts is to count his blessings and not his cash. Unknown

A man who both spends and saves money is the happiest man, because he has both enjoyments. Samuel Johnson

Money is numbers and numbers never end. If it takes money to be happy, your search for happiness will never end. Bob Marley

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. Benjamin Franklin

You can be young without money, but you can’t be old without it. Tennessee Williams

Whatever you have spend less. Samuel Johnson

There are people who have money and people who are rich. Coco Chanel

For I don’t care too much for money, for money can’t buy me love. The Beatles

Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. Jim Rohn

Money, n. A blessing that is of no advantage to us excepting when we part with it. Ambrose Bierce

Enough is better than too much. French Proverb

You must gain control over your money or the lack of it will forever control you. Dave Ramsey

Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes. Zig Ziglar

Mo' money Notorious B.I.G.

I’d like to live as a poor man with lots of money. Pablo Picasso

Every time you borrow money, you’re robbing your future self. Nathan W. Morris

What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do. Bob Dylan

I can live without money, but I cannot live without love. Judy Garland

A penny saved is a penny earned. Benjamin Franklin

A budget is telling your money where to go instead of wondering where it went. Dave Ramsey

Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. There is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one. Benjamin Franklin

Let’s face it, we’re not about to earn our way to wealth. That’s a mistake millions of Americans make. We think that if we work harder, smarter, longer, we’ll achieve our financial dreams, but our paycheck alone—no matter how big—isn’t the answer. Tony Robbins

Money is good for nothing unless you know the value of it by experience. P.T Barnum

They deem me mad because I will not sell my days for gold; and I deem them mad because they think my days have a price. Khalil Gibran

If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability. Henry Ford

When it comes to money, you can’t win. If you focus on making it, you’re materialistic. If you try to but don’t make any, you’re a loser. If you make a lot and keep it, you’re a miser. If you make it and spend it, you’re a spendthrift. If you don’t care about making it, you’re unambitious. If you make a lot and still have it when you die, you’re a fool–for trying to take it with you. The only way to really win with money is to hold it loosely–and be generous with it to accomplish things of value. JOHN C. MAXWELL

When a fellow says it ain’t the money but the principle of the thing, it’s the money. Artemus Ward

Money can buy you everything to fill your time, but it cannot buy time itself. And things are definitely not time. Carew Papritz

You either master money, or, on some level, money masters you. Tony Robbins

Rich On Cheap Thrills

Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that. Norman Vincent Peale

So you think that money is the root of all evil? Have you ever asked what is the root of money? Money is a tool of exchange, which can’t exist unless there are goods produced and men able to produce them. Money is the material shape of the principle that men who wish to deal wlth one another must deal by trade and give value for value. Money is not the tool of the moochers, who claim your product by tears or of the looters, who take it from you by force. Money is made possible only by the men who produce. Is this what you consider evil? Ayan Rand

Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time. Jim Rohn

Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game. Donald Trump

Money will buy you a pretty good dog, but it won’t buy the wag of his tail. Henry Wheeler Shaw

Before you make any purchase, ask yourself if you really need it. In most cases your life won’t be any less full or rich without it, and every dollar you save will reduce your ecological footprint. Kim McKay & Jenny Bonin

Not teaching your kids about money is like not caring whether they eat. If they enter the world without financial knowledge, they will have a much harder go of it. Donald Trump

At the end of the day, the question to ask yourself is this: do your expenses, big and small, bring you the thrill they once did? Tony Robbins

Debt is dumb. Cash is king. Dave Ramsey

At the end of the day, it’s all about money. Garry Kasparov

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