Money can provide comfort, a sense of security, and solutions to some problems. In the world we live in today, we can’t deny the reality of money. Nearly everything seems to be reinforced by it, but it’s also unrealistic to expect it to be a cure-all. Ultimately, money is not the true measure of wealth and the only currency that matters is our peace of mind.
Nevertheless, responsibility over our personal finances is still important. It may not equate to absolute happiness but it’s definitely easier when you’ve got food on the table and a roof over your head. A healthy attitude toward money could also instill in us the value of hard work. Recognizing the fruits of our labor and how it can help to enrich our life is encouraging.
Money is not everything but it definitely is something. Here are 31 money quotes that can inspire you to manage your finances better and stay grounded in between.
Inspirational Money Quotes
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
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. – Benjamin Franklin
Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants. – Epictetus
Money often costs too much. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that. – Norman Vincent Peale
I love money. I love everything about it. I bought some pretty good stuff. Got me a $300 pair of socks. Got a fur sink. An electric dog polisher. A gasoline powered turtleneck sweater. And, of course, I bought some dumb stuff, too. – Steve Martin
Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery. – Charles Dickens
Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants. – Benjamin Franklin
Frugality includes all the other virtues. – Cicero
Money quotes picture: 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
There are people who have money and people who are rich. – Coco Chanel
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
Everyday is a bank account, and time is our currency. No one is rich, no one is poor, we’ve got 24 hours each. – Christopher Rice
I made my money the old-fashioned way. I was very nice to a wealthy relative right before he died. – Malcolm Forbes
He who loses money, loses much; He who loses a friend, loses much more; He who loses faith, loses all. – Eleanor Roosevelt
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
The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth if you lost all your money.
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor. – Seneca
They who are of the opinion that Money will do everything, may very well be suspected to do everything for Money. – George Savile
Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver. – Ayn Rand
I will tell you the secret to getting rich on Wall Street. You try to be greedy when others are fearful. And you try to be fearful when others are greedy. – Warren Buffett
Money can’t buy happiness, but it will certainly get you a better class of memories. – Ronald Reagan
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. – Thomas Edison
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
Try to save something while your salary is small; it’s impossible to save after you begin to earn more. – Jack Benny
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
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
Money is a terrible master but an excellent servant. – P.T. Barnum
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
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
Money frees you from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy. – Groucho Marx
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