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25 Quotes About Money Worth Remembering

By on Apr 1, 2014 in Quotes | 4 comments

James W. Frick quote about money

If you are looking for some inspiration when it comes to your finances, often times a quote will do the trick. People have been quoted for centuries for their wisdom that has stood the test of time. Here are 25 money quotes of people from all walks of life to help you navigate your personal finances.

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

2. “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

3. ”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

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

5. “Money and women are the most sought after and the least known about of any two things we have.” – Will Rogers

6. ”Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will.” – Nelson Mandela

7. “Money is usually attracted, not pursued.” – Jim Rohn

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

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

10. “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

11. “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

12. “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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


16. “Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.” – Erich Fromm

17. “A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.” – Henry Ford

18. “If you want to know what a man is really like, take notice of how he acts when he loses money.” – Simone Weil

19. “Few men have virtue enough to withstand the highest bidder.” – George Washington

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

21. “When it comes to money, you can’t win. If you focus on making it, you’re materialistic. If you try to but don’t make any, you’re a loser. If you make a lot and keep it, you’re a miser. If you make it and spend it, you’re a spendthrift. If you don’t care about making it, you’re unambitious. If you make a lot and still have it when you die, you’re a fool–for trying to take it with you. The only way to really win with money is to hold it loosely–and be generous with it to accomplish things of value.” – John C. Maxwell

22. “Never spend your money before you have earned it.” – Thomas Jefferson

23. “Unexpected money is a delight. The same sum is a bitterness when you expected more.” – Mark Twain

24. “Las Vegas is the only place I know where money really talks–it says, “Goodbye.” – Frank Sinatra

25 “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

Do you have a favorite quote about money? If so, leave it in the comments below!

    4 Comments

    • I thought the exact same thing when I first read it. It is one of my favorite money quotes.

      Deacon Hayes

      April 3, 2014

  1. I like #14 and #15 but I most like is #9. I don’t take the crap about not needing money. You want a home, a car, send your children to private school, college. They all need money. We have to slave it out and earn it.

    TC

    April 11, 2014

  2. It is true, we all need money to get by. Also, Earl Wilson’s money quote is classic, isn’t it? He hit the nail on the head, when we owe people money, the lender definitely cares that we are alive.

    Deacon Hayes

    September 22, 2014

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