Best Money Quotes

As I mentioned in my earlier post, I am on holiday. While I thought being away from work would mean higher productivity for EM, sadly that hasn’t happened. My brain seems to be taking a holiday from all possible productive work.

However, the good thing about money is that I am nowhere close to being the first person to have thought of it. So, today I leave you with the wisdom of a few quotes I completely believe in.

“Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.” – Will Rogers

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas Edison

“If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of car payments.” – Earl Wilson

“Don’t tell me where your priorities are. Show me where you spend your money and I’ll tell you what they are.” – James W. Frick

“Of the billionaires I have known, money just brings out the basic traits in them. If they were jerks before they had money, they are simply jerks with a billion dollars.” – Warren Buffett

“If a person gets his attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area in his life.” – Billy Graham


“My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.” – Steve Jobs


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


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


“Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.” – Ayn Rand


“If you have trouble imagining a 20{76b947d7ef5b3424fa3b69da76ad2c33c34408872c6cc7893e56cc055d3cd886} loss in the stock market, you shouldn’t be in stocks.” – John Bogle


“Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


“If you took our top fifteen decisions out, we’d have a pretty average record. It wasn’t hyperactivity, but a hell of a lot of patience. You stuck to your principles and when opportunities came along, you pounced on them with vigor.” – Charlie Munger


“The habit of saving is itself an education; it fosters every virtue, teaches self-denial, cultivates the sense of order, trains to forethought, and so broadens the mind.” – T.T. Munger


“A simple fact that is hard to learn is that the time to save money is when you have some.” – Joe Moore

“Money can’t buy happiness, but it will certainly get you a better class of memories.” – Ronald Reagan

“If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.” —Edmund Burke

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

“It’s not how much money you make, but how much money you keep, how hard it works for you, and how many generations you keep it for.” —Robert Kiyosaki

“If you’re saving, you’re succeeding.” ? Steve Burkholder

“If you wish to get rich, save what you get. A fool can earn money; but it takes a wise man to save and dispose of it to his own advantage.” ? Brigham Young

“Know what you own, and know why you own it.” — Peter Lynch

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

“Investing should be more like watching paint dry or watching grass grow. If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Las Vegas.” — Paul Samuelson

“Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.” — Samuel Butler

“Persist – don’t take no for an answer. If you’re happy to sit at your desk and not take any risk, you’ll be sitting at your desk for the next 20 years.” -David Rubenstein


“Money grows on the tree of persistence.” — Japanese Proverb

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

“Money does not dictate your lifestyle, it’s what you do to get it and how you manage your finances that determines your lifestyle.” -Wayne Chirisa

“Wealth is not about having a lot of money; it’s about having a lot of options.” -Chris Rock


“Money is a guarantee that we may have what we want in the future. Though we need nothing at the moment it ensures the possibility of satisfying a new desire when it arises.” — Aristotle

“People say that money is not the key to happiness, but I always figured if you have enough money, you can have a key made.” — Joan Rivers

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

“The stock market is filled with individuals who know the price of everything, but the value of nothing.” — Phillip Fisher

“This would be a much better world if more married couples were as deeply in love as they are in debt.” — Earl Wilson

“Capital as such is not evil; it is its wrong use that is evil. Capital in some form or other will always be needed.” -Mahatma Gandhi


“It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake.”— Margaret Thatcher

“Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.” ? Epictetus

“Frugality is one of the most beautiful and joyful words in the English language, and yet one that we are culturally cut off from understanding and enjoying. The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in having things, and has failed to teach us the happiness of not having things.” ? Elise Boulding

“The amount of money you have has got nothing to do with what you earn. People earning a million dollars a year can have no money. People earning $35,000 a year can be quite well off. It’s not what you earn, it’s what you spend.” ? Paul Clitheroe

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

The hardest thing to understand in the world is income tax. -Albert Einstein

To get rich, you have to be making money while you’re asleep. -David Bailey

Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping. -Bo Derek

Greed is not a financial issue. It’s a heart issue. -Andy Stanley

Finance is not merely about making money. It’s about achieving our deep goals and protecting the fruits of our labor. It’s about stewardship and, therefore, about achieving the good society. -Robert J. Shiller
The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets. -John D. Rockefeller
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. –Jim Rohn

How many millionaires do you know who have become wealthy by investing in savings accounts? I rest my case. –Robert G. Allen

If you live for having it all, what you have is never enough. –Vicki Robin

When buying shares, ask yourself, would you buy the whole company? –Rene Rivkin