Famous quotes about money

By Stew

Some statements about money for your enjoyment today. Some true . . . some not so true . . . some will make you think.

He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money. – Benjamin Franklin

Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game. – Donald Trump

My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income. – Errol Flynn

I have enough money to last me the rest of my life, unless I buy something. – Jackie Mason

Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves. – Albert Einstein

The mint makes it first, it is up to you to make it last. – Evan Esar

A penny saved is a penny earned. – Benjamin Franklin

Money frees you from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy. – Groucho Marx

It is not easy for men to rise whose qualities are thwarted by poverty. – Juvenal

A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon it adds up to real money. –  Senator Everett Dirksen

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

Be you in what line of life you may, it will be amongst your misfortunes if you have not time properly to attend to pecuniary [monetary] matters. Want of attention to these matters has impeded the progress of science and of genius itself. – William Cobbett

There is only one thing for a man to do who is married to a woman who enjoys spending money, and that is to enjoy earning it. – Edgar Watson Howe

Why is there so much month left at the end of the money? – Anonymous

I never been in no situation where havin’ money made it any worse. – Clinton Jones

Neither a borrower nor a lender be for loan oft loses both itself and friend, and borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry. – William Shakespeare

Never invest your money in anything that eats or needs repairing. – Billy Rose

To make money, buy some good stock, hold it until it goes up, and then sell it. If it doesn’t go up, don’t buy it.- Will Rogers

He that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent. – Proverbs 28:20

And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:19

Do you have any great quotations to add?

Article by Stew

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8 Responses (including trackbacks) to “Famous quotes about money”

  1. TheDebtHawk.com Says:

    I have always liked this quote of yours,

    “Why is there so much month left at the end of the money? – Anonymous”

    I think it rings true for a lot of us!!

  2. Dan Says:

    If you want a really, really good book on money, try “The Richest Man in Babylon”

    I know this isn’t really a “Money quote” but the whole book is so incredibly good, putting everthing is such common sense terms, that you can take it whole as a quote! Check it out, it should be at the library as it’s a pretty old book. You’ll see what I mean.

  3. Stew Says:

    Thanks for the tip, Dan. I will look it up.

  4. KimC Says:

    Your post inspired me! I spent yesterday creating a little script that shows random frugal quotes, including most of the ones above plus a whole bunch more. It’s posted in the sidebar of Frugal Hacks with code for others to grab as well.

  5. alster Says:

    It is quite interested,lots of opinion are discussed here,I am also searching all and i found (money is not all in all,we need it to full fill our basic requirement). handicappers

  6. maddy Says:

    This is not a quote but my philosophy about money. One, never lend money you cannot afford to give away, that way if it dosen’t get paid back, it won’t matter. Two, never risk money you can not afford to lose. I find this attitude toward money has worked well for me.

  7. Miguel I. Hernandez Says:

    The qoutes are all inspiring and great. Half way done the qoutes I figured I should make my own. Hope one day it is used as common as all the ones above.
    “Money helps bring joy to your life, money will never bring happiness to your life”