109+ All Time Famous Money Quotes

Money Quotes

Money is a medium of exchange and a store of value that is widely accepted in transactions for goods, services, or the settlement of debts. It plays several important roles in modern economies:

Medium of Exchange: Money facilitates trade by serving as a common and easily transferable medium of exchange. Instead of bartering goods and services directly, people use money to trade for what they need.

Unit of Account: Money provides a standard unit of measurement for the value of goods and services. It allows people to compare prices and make informed decisions about their purchases.

Store of Value: Money can be saved and used in the future. It retains its value over time, allowing individuals and businesses to store their wealth in a liquid form.

Standard of Deferred Payment: Money enables agreements for future payments, such as loans and credit. People can borrow or lend money with confidence that it will have value when the time comes to repay.

Money can take various forms, including physical currency (coins and paper money) and digital representations (bank account balances, digital wallets). Different countries have their own currencies, and there are also international reserve currencies like the US dollar and the euro. The concept of money is a fundamental element of modern economies, allowing for the efficient exchange of goods and services and the allocation of resources.

Money Quotes

1. “Money is usually attracted, not pursued.”
— Jim Rohn

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

3. “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

4. “Never spend your money before you have earned it.”
— Thomas Jefferson

5. “Money often costs too much.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

6. “Frugality includes all the other virtues.”
— Cicero

7. “A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart.”
— Jonathan Swift

8. “Financial peace isn’t the acquisition of stuff. It’s learning to live on less than you make, so you can give money back and have money to invest. You can’t win until you do this.”
— Dave Ramsey

9. “That man is richest whose pleasures are cheapest.”
— Henry David Thoreau

10. “Fortune sides with him who dares.”
— Virgil

11. “I don’t pay good wages because I have a lot of money; I have a lot of money because I pay good wages.”
— Robert Bosch

12. “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

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

14. “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

15. “When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is.”
— Oscar Wilde

16. “The lack of money is the root of all evil.”
— Mark Twain

17. “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

18. “Buy when everyone else is selling and hold until everyone else is buying. That’s not just a catchy slogan. It’s the very essence of successful investing.”
— JP Getty

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

20. “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

21. “My formula for success is rise early, work late, and strike oil.”
— JP Getty

22. “Many people are afraid to fail, so they don’t try. They may dream, talk, and even plan, but they don’t take that critical step of putting their money and their effort on the line. To succeed in business, you must take risks. Even if you fail, that’s how you learn. There has never been, and will never be, an Olympic skater who didn’t fall on the ice.”
— Donald Trump

23. “One penny may seem to you a very insignificant thing, but it is the small seed from which fortunes spring.”
— Orison Swett Marden

24. “More people should learn to tell their dollars where to go instead of asking them where they went.”
— Roger Babson

25. “What’s keeping you from being rich? In most cases, it’s simply a lack of belief. In order to become rich, you must believe you can do it, and you must take the actions necessary to achieve your goal.”
— Suze Orman

26. “To get rich, you have to be making money while you’re asleep.”
— David Bailey

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

28. “Lack of money is no obstacle. Lack of an idea is an obstacle.”
— Ken Hakuta

29. “Today the greatest single source of wealth is between your ears.”
— Brian Tracy

30. “Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn.”
— Miguel de Cervantes

31. “You use your money to buy privacy because, during most of your life, you aren’t allowed to be normal.”
— Johnny Depp

32. “Money is the wise man’s religion.”
— Euripides

33. “When I had money everyone called me brother.”
— Polish proverb

34. “I pity that man who wants a coat so cheap that the man or woman who produces the cloth shall starve in the process.”
— Benjamin Harrison

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

36. “In investing, what is comfortable is rarely profitable.”
— Robert Arnott

37. “Do not save what is left after spending, but spend what is left after saving.”
— Warren Buffet

38. “It’s not your salary that makes you rich; it’s your spending habits.”
— Charles A Jaffe

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

40. “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

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

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

43. “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

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

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

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

47. “You only have so many hours in a day, let others make the money for you!”
— Nick Haase

48. “Beware of small expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.”
— Benjamin Franklin

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

50. “Money can’t buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you’re being miserable.”
— Clare Boothe Luce

51. “Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one.”
— Benjamin Franklin

52. “There is a gigantic difference between earning a great deal of money and being rich.”
— Marlene Dietrich

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

54. “The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it in your back pocket.”
— Will Rogers

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

56. “Money is multiplied in practical value depending on the number of W’s you control in your life: what you do, when you do it, where you do it, and with whom you do it.”
— Timothy Ferriss

57. “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

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

59. “Wealth is like sea water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; and the same is true of fame.”
— Arthur Schopenhauer

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

61. “A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.”
— Virginia Woolf

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

63. “The money you make is a symbol of the value you create.”
— Idowu Koyenikan

64. “It’s easy to say you don’t care about money when you have plenty of it.”
— Ransom Riggs

65. “Having money isn’t everything, not having it is.”
— Kanye West

66. “Money has only a different value in the eyes of each.”
— William Makepeace Thackeray

67. “Finance is the art of passing money from hand to hand until it finally disappears.”
— Robert W. Sarnoff

68. “The first rule in making money is not to lose it.”
— Steven J. Lee

69. “The problem of money is not a problem in having money but a problem in accepting money. If you try to protect it, save it, you don’t have it.”
— Meir Ezra

70. “If you don’t take care of your money your money won’t take care of you.”
— Mac Duke The Strategist

71. “Don’t let making a living prevent you from making a life.”
— John Wooden

72. “I don’t care too much for money, for money can’t buy me love.”
— The Beatles

73. “If you make meaning, you’ll make money.”
— Guy Kawasaki

74. “The best way to become a billionaire is to help a billion people.”
— Peter Diamandis

75. “If you can get paid for doing what you love, every paycheck is a bonus.”
— Oprah Winfrey

76. “Money is not the only answer, but it makes a difference.”
— Barack Obama

77. “We have always believed that it’s possible to make money without being evil.”
— Larry Page

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

79. “There is gold everywhere. Most people are not trained to see it.”
— Robert Kiyosaki

80. “Rich people choose to get paid based on results. Poor people choose to get paid based on time.”
— T. Harv Eker

81. “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

82. “It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.”
— Seneca

83. “Only buy something that you’d be perfectly happy to hold if the market shuts down for ten years.”
— Warren Buffett

84. “Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.”
— Erich Fromm

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

86. “It doesn’t matter about money; having it, not having it. Or having clothes, or not having them. You’re still left alone with yourself in the end.”
— Billy Idol

87. “Money does not buy you happiness, but lack of money certainly buys you misery.”
— Daniel Kahneman

88. “Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.”
— Zig Ziglar

89. “It’s good to have money and the things that 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 Lorimer

90. “Making money is a common sense. It’s not rocket science. But unfortunately, when it comes to money, common sense is uncommon.”
— Robert Kiyosaki

91. “Money is like gasoline during a road trip. You don’t want to run out of gas on your trip, but you’re not doing a tour of gas stations.”
— Tim O’Reilly

92. “Sex is like money; only too much is enough.”
— John Updike

93. “Waste your money and you’re only out of money, but waste your time and you’ve lost a part of your life.”
— Michael LeBoeuf

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

95. “Balancing your money is the key to having enough.”
— Elizabeth Warren Amelia

96. “Having money is a way of being free of money.”
— Albert Camus

97. “Unfortunately most ways of making big money take a long time. By the time one has made the money one is too old to enjoy it.”
— Ian Fleming

98. “People who say that money can’t buy happiness just don’t know where to shop.”
— Kathy Lette

99. “It all came down to money – the great equalizer and common denominator.”
— James Ellroy

100. “Money speaks sense in a language all nations understand.”
— Aphra Behn

101. “It is good to have things that money can buy, but it is also good to check up once in awhile and be sure we have the things money can’t buy.”
— George Horace Lorimer

102. “Happiness can be the result, not of spending more money on oneself, but rather of giving money away to others.”
— Christian Smith

103. “But here’s the real truth: money earned ethically allows you to do incredible things for the world.”
— Dean Graziosi

104. “A gift that costs no money but one that costs time and your attention is giving someone words of encouragement.”
— Catherine Pulsifer

105. “Change brings huge opportunity, and money loves change, especially when the change increases in speed.”
— Rob Moore

106. “Of course, to have money is just great because you can do what you think is important to you. I always was a rich person because money’s not related to happiness.”
— Paulo Coelho

107. “Why spend money on something when you’re already happy with what you’ve got?”
— Sophie Hinch

108. “Desire certainly is at the bottom of every achievement, and this basic fact is no less true of the achievement of attracting money.”
— James Goi Jr

109. “Money only appeals to selfishness and irresistibly invites abuse.”
— Albert Einstein

110. “Knowledge is like money: the more he gets, the more he craves.”
— Josh Billings