Money Quotes: Things People Say About Money That Make You Think

Money is such a multi-faceted topic that has ramifications on so many areas of our lives. It affects our relationships, our attitudes, how we see life, and ultimately how we view those around us. It’s complicated.

To help shed some light on the topic, i thought that today I’d share quotes from some of the world’s great minds on the topic of money.

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On Having Enough

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

Homer Simpson:  Wow, Mr. Burns, you’re the richest man in the world! You own everything!
Mr. Burns:  Ah, yes, but I’d give it all away to have just a little bit more.  – The Simpsons

Too much money is as demoralizing as too little, and there’s no such thing as exactly enough.  – Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966

Keep your life free from the love of money, and be content with what you have. -  Hebrews 13:5

Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income.  – Ecclesiastes 5:10

Then He said to them, Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed; for not even when one has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions.  – Luke 12:15

On Having No Money

I’m so poor I can’t even pay attention.  – Ron Kittle, 1987

A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money.  – W.C. Fields

I am having an out of money experience.   – Author Unknown

That money talks I’ll not deny,I heard it once:  It said, “Goodbye.” – Richard Armour

On Easy Money

The safe way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket – Frank Hubbard

They who are of the opinion that Money will do everything, may very well be suspected to do everything for Money.  – George Savile, Complete Works, 1912

October:  This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks in.  The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August and February.  – Mark Twain, Pudd’nhead Wilson’s Calendar for 1894

money quote mark twainThe Importance Of Money

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 isn’t the most important thing in life, but it’s reasonably close to oxygen on the “gotta have it” scale.  – Zig Ziglar

The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth if you lost all your money.  – Author Unknown

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

Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.  – Woody Allen

Money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy you the kind of misery you prefer.  – Author Unknown

We live by the Golden Rule.  Those who have the gold make the rules.  – Buzzie Bavasi

The Worth Of Money

A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.  – Yogi Berra

Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair. – Sam Ewing

Always borrow money from a pessimist, he doesn’t expect to be paid back.  – Author Unknown

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

money quotes - pessimistsOn How Money Affects People

There are a handful of people whom money won’t spoil, and we count ourselves among them.   – Mignon McLaughlin

“Your money, or your life.” We know what to do when a burglar makes this demand of us, but not when God does. – Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966

If you make money your god, it will plague you like the devil.  – Henry Fielding

When I have money, I get rid of it quickly, lest it find a way into my heart.  – John Wesley

A man is usually more careful of his money than of his principles.  – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

On Working Hard For And Saving Money

In all labor there is profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty. Proverbs 14:23

The wise man saves for the future but the foolish man spends whatever he gets. – Proverbs 21:20

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Last Edited: 13th July 2012

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