I love money quotes.
Why, you ask? (or maybe you didn’t, but I’m gonna tell you anyway).
Because becoming financially free is a steep task.
It’s difficult to get control of your money in the first place, and it’s also hard to stay motivated to keep tracking, saving, recording, etc. There’s a ton of time and effort involved!
This is where a classic money quote can make a real difference. Quotes have a way of injecting an instant charge into your motivation.
So, for your reading pleasure, I’ve complied 50 of the very best and most thought-provoking quotes on money I could find.
Next time you’re getting ready to budget, read a couple of these guys first to put your mood and attitude in the right place.
“I’m only rich because I know when I’m wrong… I basically have survived by recognizing my mistakes.”
“Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.”
“Today the greatest single source of wealth is between your ears.”
“Lack of money is no obstacle. Lack of an idea is an obstacle.”
“It’s simple arithmetic: Your income can grow only to the extent that you do.”
~T. Harv Eker
“The trouble for most people is they don’t decide to get wealthy, they just dream about it.”
“One penny may seem to you a very insignificant thing, but it is the small seed from which fortunes spring.”
~Orison Swett Marden
“The more you learn, the more you earn.”
“Success isn’t about how much money you make; it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.”
“If you cannot control your emotions, you cannot control your money.”
“Money doesn’t change people. It unmasks them.”
“The rich cannot accumulate wealth without the cooperation of the poor in society.”
“Money is numbers and numbers never end. If it takes money to be happy, your search for happiness will never end.”
“I don’t want to make money. I just want to be wonderful.”
“I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it’s not the answer.”
“That man is richest whose pleasures are cheapest.”
~Henry David Thoreau
“Money moves from those who do not manage it to those who do.”
“If you make meaning, you’ll make money.”
“One clearly established fact is that money can’t buy happiness. Making money is relatively easy compared to being happy.”
“In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.”
“Money is a great servant but a bad master.”
“Wealth is not about having a lot of money; it’s about having a lot of options.”
“I had no idea that being my authentic self could make me as rich as I’ve become. If I had, I would have done it a lot earlier.”
“Money cannot buy peace of mind, it cannot heal ruptured relationships, or build meaning into a life that has none.”
~Richard M. Devos
“Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn.”
~Miguel De Cervantes
“The stock market is a device for transferring money from the impatient to the patient.”
“The art is not in making money, but in keeping it.”
“Money is usually attracted, not pursued.”
“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.”
“Don’t let money run your life, let money help you run your life better.”
“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.”
“Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.”
“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.”
“Wealth is largely the result of habit.”
~John Jacob Astor
“Rich people believe ‘I create my life.’ Poor people believe ‘Life happens to me.”
~T. Harv Eker
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
“You can be young without money, but you can’t be old without it.”
“View money and things not as something you create to fill a lack, but as tools to help you more fully express yourself and realize your potential.”
~Sanaya Roman & Duane Packer
“The person who doesn’t know where his next dollar is coming from usually doesn’t know where his last dollar went.”
“Money will buy you a fine dog, but only love can make it wag its tail.”
“It does not take money to make money.”
~Robert T. Kiyosaki
“Our incomes are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but if too large, they cause us to stumble and trip.”
“It’s simple arithmetic: your income can grow only to the extent that you do.”
~T. Harv Eker
“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
“Financial freedom is a mental, emotional and educational process.”
“If you want to know what a man is really like, take notice of how he acts when he loses money.”
“There are people who have money and there are people who are rich.”
“Dogs have no money. Isn’t that amazing? They’re broke their entire lives, but they get through. You know why dogs have no money? No pockets.”
“There is gold everywhere. Most people are not trained to see it.”
~Robert T. Kiyosaki
“A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.”
There you have it!
50 of the most epic and motivating money quotes out there.
I hope you can gather a bunch of inspiration from these quotes, and that they help you in your own personal finance journey as much as they’ve helped me in mine!
What’s your favorite quote on money? Leave it in the comments below!
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