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170 Inspiring Money Quotes That Will Make You Wealthier

It has been said that money makes the world go around. I am not sure that money is truly has that level of importance, but having money does make life easier. No matter what your beliefs around it may be, we live in a world that is driven by money. We all need money. We all want money. And most of us feel we don’t have enough of it.

I use quotes to help drive home important principles of personal finance and investing. In that spirit, I’ve assembled the 170 quotes about money. These wise quotes about money are meant to inspire you to go the extra mile to earn more money or to give you some financial wisdom to help you keep hold of what money you have.

Don’t forget to also read our collection of uplifting quotes about business for more inspiration.

Here are 170 Inspiring Quotes on Money and Wealth

Top 10 Money Quotes

“What we really want to do is what we are really meant to do. When we do what we are meant to do, money comes to us, doors open for us, we feel useful, and the work we do feels like play to us.” – Julia Cameron

“A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking about real money.” – Everett Dirksen

“Never confuse the size of your paycheck with the size of your talent.” – Marlon Brando

“A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don’t need it.” – Bob Hope

“There are people who have money and people who are rich.” – Coco Chanel

“All I ask is the chance to prove that money can’t make me happy.” – Spike Milligan

“The mint makes it first. It is up to you to make it last.” – Evan Esar

“Find something in life that you love doing. If you make a lot of money, that’s a bonus, and if you don’t, you still won’t hate going to work.” – Jeff Foxworthy

“Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.” – Will Smith

“A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don’t need it.” – Bob Hope

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“Money’s only important when you don’t have any.” – Sting

“Money will come when you are doing the right athing.” – Mike Phillips

“Money problems can always be solved by a man not frightened by them.” – Robert Anson Heinlein

“Money often costs too much.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

“Money is like muck—not good unless it be spread.” – Francis Bacon

“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

“Money is like fire. It is only good when there’s just the right amount of it, when it’s properly contained and under your control.” – Vera Nazarian

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

“Money is either a good or bad influence, according to the character of the person who possesses it.” – Napoleon Hill

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

“Money is a guarantee that we may have what we want in the future. Though we need nothing at the moment it insures the possibility of satisfying a new desire when it arises.” – Aristotle

“Money is a funny thing…the more you worry about it the less you have. The less you care the more you have.”

“Money is 80% behavior, 20% head knowledge. It’s what you do, not what you know.” – Dave Ramsey

“Money is like a beautiful thoroughbred horse–very powerful & always in action, but unless this horse is trained when very young, it will be an out-of-control & dangerous animal when it grows to maturity.” – Dave Ramsey

“Money is the opposite of the weather. Nobody talks about it, but everybody does something about it.” – Rebecca Johnson

Short Money Quotes

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

“Fortune sides with him who dares.” – Virgil

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

“I’d like to live as a poor man with lots of money.” – Pablo Picasso

“If we don’t control our money, it will control us.”

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

“The best thing money can buy is financial freedom.”

“The more you chase money, the harder it is to catch it.” – Mike Tatum

“The more you learn, the more you earn.” – Frank Clark

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

“Work like you don’t need the money.”

“Do what you love and the money will follow.” – Marsha Sinetar

“Wealth flows from energy and ideas.” – William Feather

Famous Money Quotes

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

“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

“Broke is a temporary condition; poor is a state of mind.” – Sir Richard Francis Burton

“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

“Don’t tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you value.” – Joe Biden

“He who loses money, loses much; He who loses a friend, loses much more; He who loses faith, loses all.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“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

“I’m only rich because I know when I’m wrong…I basically have survived by recognizing my mistakes.” – George Soros

“If you do not know how to care for money, money will stay away from you.” – Robert Kiyosaki

“If you want to feel rich, just count the things you have that money can’t buy.” – Famous Proverb

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

“It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating.” – Oscar Wilde

“It’s just as easy to be happy with a lot of money as with a little.” – Marvin Traub

“It’s not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It’s the customer who pays the wages.” – Henry Ford

“People don’t like the idea of thinking long term. Many are desperately seeking short term answers because they have money problems to be solved today.” – Robert Kiyosaki

“People say ‘I want to be rich.’ The question is, ‘Are you willing to do what it takes?” – Robert Kiyosaki

“The individual investor should act consistently as an investor and not as a speculator.” – Ben Graham

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

“Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.” – Benjamin Franklin

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

“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

Funny Money Quotes

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“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

“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

“Persist – don’t take no for an answer. If you’re happy to sit at your desk and not take any risk, you’ll be sitting at your desk for the next 20 years.” – David Rubenstein

“Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.” – Zig Ziglar

“The person who doesn’t know where his next dollar is coming from usually doesn’t know where his last dollar went.”

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

“The Stock Market is designed to transfer money from the Active to the Patient.” – Warren Buffett

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

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

“A fool and his money are soon parted.” – Thomas Tusser

“Greed is not a financial issue. It’s a heart issue.” – Andy Stanley

Inspirational Money Quotes

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“I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” – Thomas Jefferson

“Wealth after all is a relative thing since he that has little and wants less is richer than he that has much and wants more.” – Charles Caleb Colton

“When your self-worth goes up, your net worth goes up with it.” – Mark Victor Hansen

“To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy.” – Bette Davis

“Success isn’t measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace.” – Mike Ditka

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

Money Quotes On Love

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“Money is like love; it kills slowly and painfully the one who withholds it, and enlivens the other who turns it on his fellow man.” – Kahlil Gibran

“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

Money Quotes About Life

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“You must assume 100% responsibility for your financial life. If you’re going to improve your situation, you have to put the full burden of doing so squarely on your own shoulders. First and foremost, you must hold yourself responsible.” – Steve Pavlina

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” – Steve Jobs

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

“To attract money, you must focus on wealth. It is impossible to bring more money into your life when you are noticing you don’t have enough, because that means you are thinking thoughts that you do not have enough.” – Rhonda Byrne

“There are three things you must do in order to become wealthy. You must have the right mindset, discover your purpose in life, and find a business that expresses that purpose.” – Andy Fuehl

“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.- Henry David Thoreau

“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

“I said to Money: You are just a piece of paper, Money smiled and said: ‘Of course I am a piece of paper, but I haven’t seen a dustbin yet in my life’.”

“Don’t let money run your life, let money help you run your life better.” – John Rampton

“All my life I knew that there was all the money you could want out there. All you have to do is go after it.” – Curtis Carlson

“It’s simple arithmetic: Your income can grow only to the extent that you do.” – T. Harv Eker

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

Money Is Not Everything Quotes

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

“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

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

“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

Money Is Everything Quotes

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“So you think that money is the root of all evil? Have you ever asked what is the root of money? Money is a tool of exchange, which can’t exist unless there are goods produced and men able to produce them. Money is the material shape of the principle that men who wish to deal wlth one another must deal by trade and give value for value. Money is not the tool of the moochers, who claim your product by tears or of the looters, who take it from you by force. Money is made possible only by the men who produce. Is this what you consider evil?” – Ayn Rand

“When a fellow says it ain’t the money but the principle of the thing, it’s the money.” – Artemus Ward

Money Talks Quotes

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“Money talks. It makes art. It determines what food we eat, whether we are cured or die, and what shoes we wear.” – Barbara Kruger

“Money talks — but credit has an echo.” – Bob Thaves

“Money talks. If it’s the dollar, it’s small talk.” – Croft M. Pentz

“Money talks, and bulls*** walks.” – Fran Drescher

“When money talks, there are few interruptions.” – Herbert V. Prochnow

“I’m already hot, you could say I’m pre-heated. If money talks, mine’s telling your’s to ‘be seated” – J. Cole

“Money talks. And writes. And publishes. And reviews. But it can’t read.” – Jack Woodford

“They say money talks, but all mine ever says is ‘good-bye sucker.” – Jill Shalvis

“Money talks but it can’t sing and dance and it don’t walk.” – Neil Diamond

Making Money Quotes

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“You can’t make excuses and money. Which is it going to be?”

“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

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

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

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

“The highest use of capital is not to make more money, but to make money do more for the betterment of life.” – Henry Ford

“No wealth can ever make a bad man at peace with himself.” – Plato

“Never depend on single income. Make investments to create a second source.” – Warren Buffett

“My old father used to have a saying: If you make a bad bargain, hug it all the tighter.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Money won’t make you happy…. But everybody wants to find out for themselves” – Zig Ziglar

“Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. There is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Money is neither my god nor my devil. It is a form of energy that tends to make us more of who we already are, whether it’s greedy or loving.” – Dan Millman

“Making money isn’t hard in itself… What’s hard is to earn it doing something worth devoting one’s life to. ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón

“Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.” – Andy Warhol

“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

“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

“It all comes down to this: if your subconscious ‘financial blueprint’ is not ‘set’ for success’, nothing you learn, nothing you know, and nothing you do will make much of a difference.” – T. Harv Eker

“I never attempt to make money on the stock market. I buy on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for ten years.” – Warren Buffett

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Steve Jobs

“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” – Jim Rohn

“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

“Disneyland is a work of love. We didn’t go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.” – Walt Disney

“Many folks think they aren’t good at earning money, when what they don’t know is how to use it.” – Frank A. Clark

“People who borrow money from friends and family are the best sales people! They have mastered the skill to ask for money!”

“The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth if you lost all your money.”

“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

Saving Money Quotes

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“Try to save something while your salary is small; it’s impossible to save after you begin to earn more.” – Jack Benny

“The habit of saving is itself an education; it fosters every virtue, teaches self-denial, cultivates the sense of order, trains to forethought, and so broadens the mind.” – T.T. Munger

“If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting.” – Benjamin Franklin

“I think that much of the advice given to young men about saving money is wrong. I never saved a cent until I was forty years old. I invested in myself” – in study, in mastering my tools, in preparation. Many a man who is putting a few dollars a week into the bank would do much better to put it into himself.” – Henry Ford

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

“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

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

Time Is Money Quotes

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“Time. Happiness. Inner Peace. Integrity. Love. Character. Manners. Health. Respect. Morals. Trust. Patience. Class. Common sense. Dignity. ― Roy T. Bennett

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

“The only difference between a rich person and a poor person is how they use their time.” – Robert Kiyosaki

“The four most expensive words in the English language are, ‘This time it’s different.’” – Sir John Templeton

“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

“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

“It is time for us to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever, the one who recognizes the challenge and does something about it.” – Vince Lombardi

“If you don’t value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents. Value what you know & start charging for it.” – Kim Garst

“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

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

“Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

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