50+ Great Money Quotes

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Every day we send out a quote in our daily newsletter that we hope will inspire you to take action along your journey. Listed here are our favorites – from celebrity names to personal finance bloggers – which we continually add to.

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Don’t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.

– Dolly Parton

“A budget is telling your money where to go, instead of wondering where it went.” – John Maxwell

“The more your money works for you, the less you have to work for your money.” – ​Idowu Koyenikan

“A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.” – Henry David Thoreau

Wealth is not about having a lot of money; it’s about having a lot of options.

— Chris Rock

“Do not judge by appearances; a rich heart may be under a poor coat” – Scottish Proverb

“Being rich means you get to worry about everything except money.” – Johnny Cash

“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” – Earl Nightingale

A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.

– Jonathan Swift

“You Can Afford Anything. You Just Can’t Afford Everything.” – Paula Pant

“You’ll never go broke investing in yourself.” – Anonymous

“In mutual funds you don’t get what you pay for. You get what you don’t pay for.” – John Bogle

You are not a loan. You are not alone.

“If it don’t make dollars, it don’t make cents.” – Jeezy

“Treat your savings account like just another bill. It has to be paid every month or there are consequences.” – Sophia Amoruso

“Don’t trade away your biggest dreams for small lifestyle upgrades.” – Jillian Johnsrud

You don’t have to own something to love and enjoy it.

– Cheryl Smith

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

“Just because you can afford it doesn’t mean you should buy it.” ― Suze Orman

“Wealth is largely the result of habit.” – John Jacob Astor

Used correctly, a budget doesn’t restrict you; it empowers you.

― Tere Stouffer

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

“Investing in your future is an act of self-love.” – Miracle Olatunji

“Whatever you pay attention to, grows.” – Kevin O’Leary

Don’t chase the paper, chase the dream.

– Diddy

“If you can afford the product, you can afford the stock.” – Mabel

“The person who doesn’t know where his next dollar is coming from usually doesn’t know where his last dollar went.” – Unknown

“A millionaire is made ten bucks at a time.” – Mr. Money Mustache

If you’re saving, you’re succeeding.

– Steve Burkholder

“We all have two choices: we can make a living or we can design a life.” – Jim Rohn

“Learn every day, but especially from the experience of others. It’s cheaper.” – Jack Bogle

“The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary.” – Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Money is like manure. You have to spread it around or it smells.

– J. Paul Getty

“The goal isn’t more money. The goal is living life on your terms.” – Chris Brogan

“A healthy man wants a thousand things, a sick man only wants one thing.” – Confucius

“Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.” – Henry David Thoreau

You must tell your money how you want to live your life, and not the other way round.

– Manoj Arora

“It’s not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.” – Seneca

“The best thing money can buy is financial freedom.” — Rob Berger

“No matter how much money you have, if you’re still worried, you aren’t wealthy.” – Nick Murray

No one has ever become poor by giving.

– Anne Frank

“Someone will always be getting richer faster than you. This is not a tragedy.” – Charlie Munger

“It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

“Become a millionaire, not for the million dollars but for what it will make of you to achieve it.” — Jim Rohn

Save money and money will save you.

— Jamaican Proverb

“It’s never too late to be what you might have been.” — George Eliot

“Do not save what is left after spending; instead spend what is left after saving.” – Warren Buffett

“Credit card debt is like Steve Urkel – an obnoxious neighbor that won’t go away, unless you are intentional with your efforts to get rid of it.” — DeeplyInDebt.com

A millionaire is not someone who earns a million dollars. A millionaire is someone who keeps a million dollars.

– Unknown

“Success isn’t about money, it’s about peace.” – Grant Sabatier

“He is richest who is content with least.” – Socrates

“The best way to teach your kids about taxes is by eating 30% of their ice cream.” – Bill Murray (Allegedly)

You can work less if your money works harder.

“I always count my blessings more than I count my money.” – Dolly Parton

“Build the life you want, not the bank account you want.” – Investing Doc

“There are people who have money and there are people who are rich.” – Coco Chanel

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.

– Henry David Thoreau

“It’s better to donate than accumulate.” – Marie Kondo​

“The biggest threat to long-term returns is your behavior in the short term.” – Ben Carlson

“Costs are like fingernails, they always have to be cut.” – Carlos Sicupira

A hundred load of worry will not pay an ounce of debt.

– George Herbert

“When things aren’t adding up in your life, start subtracting.” — Anonymous

“I’ve learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life.” – Maya Angelou

“Nothing so undermines your financial judgement as the sight of your neighbor getting rich.” — J.P. Morgan

Beware of little expenses; a little leak will sink a great ship.

– Benjamin Franklin

“The best way to save money is to stop spending it.” – Unknown

“Love people and use things. The opposite never works.” – The Minimalists

“Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years.” – Bill Gates

Design a life you are inspired to live.

– Annette White

“Ain’t nobody gonna pay you like you pay yourself.” – Cam’ron

“If you get to my age in life and nobody thinks well of you, I don’t care how big your bank account is, your life is a disaster.” – Warren Buffett

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

He who will not economize will have to agonize.

– Confucius

“The big money is not in the buying or selling, but in the waiting.” – Charlie Munger

“October: This is one of the particularly dangerous months to invest in stocks. Other dangerous months are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August and February.” – Mark Twain

“Buy what thou hast no need of and ere long thou shalt sell thy necessities.” – Benjamin Franklin

Save like a pessimist, invest like an optimist.

– Morgan Housel

“The stock market is a device for transferring money from the impatient to the patient.” – Warren Buffett

“There is always a reason not to save money, but once you prove to yourself you can do it, that is a gamechanger.” – MoneyBliss.org

“Risk and time are opposite sides of the same coin, for if there were no tomorrow there would be no risk.” – Peter L. Bernstein

If it ain’t making me money, making me better, or making me happy, ain’t making time for it.

– 50 Cent

“Forget sale prices. Everything is 100% off when you don’t buy it.” – Joshua Fields Millburn

“Clutter is not just stuff on the floor — it’s anything that stands between you and the life you want to be living.” – Peter Walsh

“Make it our aim to seek riches, not from fortune but from ourselves.” – Seneca

Don’t go broke trying to look rich.

– Unknown

“Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.” – Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

“Making income helps you pay bills. Investing income helps you collect bills.” – Max Pashman

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” – Thorin, J. R. R. Tolkien

A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove you don’t need it!

– Bob Hope

“Money is a terrible master but an excellent servant.” – P. T. Barnum

“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?” – Vincent Van Gogh

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” – Mae West

Your portfolio is like a bar of soap. The more you touch it the smaller it gets.

– Unknown

“We need much less than we think we need.” – Maya Angelou

“The idea of excessive diversification is madness.” – Charlie Munger

“If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?” – RuPaul

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

– P.T. Barnum

“The greatest wealth is to live content with little.” – Plato

“Ninety percent of all millionaires become so through owning real estate.” – Andrew Carnegie

“An object in possession seldom retains the charm it had in pursuit.” – Pliny the Younger

The more you learn, the more you earn.

– Warren Buffett

“No matter how bad a child is, he is still good for a tax deduction.” (unknown)

“A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.” – Zen Shin

“Imagine how liberating it would be to stop worrying about what you don’t have, and instead appreciate what you do have.” – Scott Sonenshein

Income is like your health: if you ignore it, it will go away.

– Jay Rigler

“No debt is better than good debt.” – SmileIfYouDare.com

“Owner > Consumer” – Tom Redmayne

“Become so financially secure that you forget it’s payday.” (no author)

Working because you want to, not because you have to, is financial freedom.

– Tony Robbins

“Owning less = cleaning less.” – Courtney Carver

“If you cannot control your emotions, you cannot control your money.” – Warren Buffett

“The best parts of my life have zero to do with money. Financial independence is simply a foundation. It only takes care of the matters that rely on money.” – CanucksMoney

Don’t look for the needle in the haystack. Just buy the haystack.

– John Bogle

Hope these inspire you!

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