Over the years, there have been a lot of famous quotes about money. Here are some of my favorites…
If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting.
Creditors have better memories than debtors.
He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.
Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.
A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don’t need it.
Riches may enable us to confer favours, but to confer them with propriety and grace requires a something that riches cannot give.
-Charles Caleb Cotton
Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery.
Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game.
If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.
If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of car payments.
Today, there are three kinds of people: the have’s, the have-not’s, and the have-not-paid-for-what-they-have’s.
I’m living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart.
The only way not to think about money is to have a great deal of it.
Save a little money each month and at the end of the year you’ll be surprised at how little you have.
It is an unfortunate human failing that a full pocketbook often groans more loudly than an empty stomach.
-Franklin Delano Roosevelt
One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.
Make money your god and it will plague you like the devil.
If you can count your money, you don’t have a billion dollars.
-J. Paul Getty
A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.
Do not be fooled into believing that because a man is rich he is necessarily smart. There is ample proof to the contrary.
The easiest way for your children to learn about money is for you not to have any.
The safest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it in your pocket.
I’m so poor I can’t even pay attention.
I choose the likely man in preference to the rich man; I want a man without money rather than money without a man.
Never spend your money before you have it.
The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth if you lost all your money.
A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.
My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income.
There is a very easy way to return from a casino with a small fortune: go there with a large one.
Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money.
-Cree Indian Proverb
I’d like to live as a poor man with lots of money.
Waste your money and you’re only out of money, but waste your time and you’ve lost a part of your life.
There are people who have money and people who are rich.
This planet has – or rather had – a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movements of small green pieces of paper, which is odd because on the whole it wasn’t the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy.
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 Horace Lorimer
Always borrow money from a pessimist, he doesn’t expect to be paid back.
My old father used to have a saying: If you make a bad bargain, hug it all the tighter.
Money is like manure. You have to spread it around or it smells.
-J. Paul Getty
Women prefer men who have something tender about them – especially the legal kind.
Money often costs too much.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
The waste of money cures itself, for soon there is no more to waste.
They deem me mad because I will not sell my days for gold; and I deem them mad because they think my days have a price.
It frees you from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy.
We live by the Golden Rule. Those who have the gold make the rules.
The economy depends about as much on economists as the weather does on weather forecasters.
I am having an out of money experience.
The little money I have – that is my wealth, but the things I have for which I would not take money, that is my treasure.
If inflation continues to soar, you’re going to have to work like a dog just to live like one.
In the old days a man who saved money was a miser; nowadays he’s a wonder.
Inflation is taxation without legislation.
Lack of money is the root of all evil.
-George Bernard Shaw
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.
Early to bed, early to rise, keeps you healthy, wealthy and wise.
What about you? Do you have any favorite money quotes?