50+ Great Money Quotes
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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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!
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
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