Money and Wealth Quotes

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Here are dozens of great quotes about money and wealth to help inspire you toward a better financial life (if money and wealth can make you happier).

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"Riches may enable us to confer favors, but to confer them with propriety and grace requires a something that riches cannot give."
- Charles Caleb Colton

"The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment, it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others - it is in yourself alone."
- Orison Swett Marden

"Every man is the architect of his own fortune."
- Sallust

"To be healthy, wealthy, happy and successful in any and all areas of your life you need to be aware that you need to think healthy, wealthy, happy and successful thoughts twenty four hours a day and cancel all negative, destructive, fearful and unhappy thoughts. These two types of thought cannot coexist if you want to share in the abundance that surrounds us all."
- Sidney Madwed

"Money is a terrible master but an excellent servant."
- P. T. Barnum

"The real source of wealth and capital in this new era is not material things ... it is the human mind, the human spirit, the human imagination, and our faith in the future."
- Steve Forbes

"If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed."
- Edmund Burke

"You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving."
- Carmichael

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

"Fortune sides with him who dares."
- Virgil

"Money cannot buy peace of mind. It cannot heal ruptured relationships, or build meaning into a life that has none."
- Richard M. DeVos

"I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money."
- Pablo Picasso

"Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it."
- Benjamin Franklin

"Fortune does not change [people], it unmasks them."
- Suzanne Necker

"When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears."
- Tony Robbins

"I am grateful for the blessings of wealth, but it hasn't changed who I am. My feet are still on the ground. I'm just wearing better shoes.”
- Oprah Winfrey

"What you keep for yourself, you lose. What you give away, you keep forever."
- Axel Monthe



"If you've got a dollar and you spend 29 cents on a loaf of bread, you've got 71 cents left; But if you've got seventeen grand and you spend 29 cents on a loaf of bread, you've still got seventeen grand. There's a math lesson for you.”
- Steve Martin

"If you have much, give of your wealth; if you have little, give of your heart."
- Arabic Proverb

"Fortune sides with him who dares.”
- Virgil

"We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it."
- George Bernard Shaw

"I never been in no situation where havin' money make it any worse."
- Clinton Jones

"To be healthy, wealthy, happy and successful in any and all areas of your life you need to be aware that you need to think healthy, wealthy, happy and successful thoughts twenty four hours a day and cancel all negative, destructive, fearful and unhappy thoughts. These two types of thought cannot coexist if you want to share in the abundance that surrounds us all."
- Sidney Madwed

"In the long run, we get no more than we have been willing to risk giving."
- Sheldon Kopp

"Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into."
- Wayne Dyer

"If you see yourself as prosperous, you will be. If you see yourself as continually hard up, that is exactly what you will be."
- Robert Collier

"Find a job you like and you add five days to every week."
- H. Jackson Brown Jr.

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"Broke is a temporary condition, poor is a state of mind."
- Sir Richard Francis Burton

"The love of money is the root of all virtue."
- George Bernard Shaw

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

"Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater."
- William Hazlitt

"Money never starts an idea. It is always the idea that starts the money."
- Owen Laughlin

"My experience indicates that most people who've accumulated a great deal of wealth haven't had that as their goal at all. Wealth is only a by-product, not the original motivation."
- Michael Milken

"The real source of wealth and capital in this new era is not material things...it is the human mind, the human spirit, the human imagination, and our faith in the future."
- Steve Forbes

"How little a thing can make us happy when we feel that we have earned it."
- Mark Twain

"The fact remains that the overwhelming majority of people who have become wealthy have become so thanks to work they found profoundly absorbing. The long term study of people who eventually became wealthy clearly reveals that their 'luck' arose from accidental dedication they had to an arena they enjoyed."
- Srully D. Blotnick

"When prosperity comes, do not use all of it."
- Confucius

"Today the greatest single source of wealth is between your ears."
- Brian Tracy

"Do what you love and the money will follow."
- Marsha Sinetar

"Prosperity is living easily and happily in the real world, whether you have money or not."
- Jerry Gellis

"Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life."
- Wayne Dyer

"Wealth is nothing more or less than a tool to do things with. It is like the fuel that runs the furnace or the belt that runs the wheel - only a means to an end."
- Henry Ford

"It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference."
- Tom Brokaw

"Wealth is well known to be a great comforter."
- Plato

"Money is the seed of money, and the first guinea is sometimes more difficult to acquire than the second million."
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

"There are plenty of ways to get ahead. The first is so basic I'm almost embarrassed to say it: spend less than you earn."
- Paul Clitheroe

"Not what we have, but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance."
- Epicurus

"Wealth does not necessarily mean having millions and millions of pesos. Being wealthy simply means having the financial resources to support your chosen lifestyle. Wealth is nothing more than having money to fund your particular needs at any given time."
- Francisco Colayco

"It pays to get rich."
- Ashleigh Brilliant

"Expect your every need to be met. Expect the answer to every problem, expect abundance on every level."
- Eileen Caddy

"Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life."
- Wayne Dyer

"It is the sign of a weak mind to be unable to bear wealth."
- Seneca

“When you follow your heart instead of worrying about how to fatten your bank account, you can attract more ways to do both.”
- Deanna Schwartz

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

“Whatever qualities the rich may have, they can be acquired by anyone with the tenacity to become rich.”
- Felix Dennis

“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

“Doing things you're passionate about, with an intention of helping others, will make you an all around richer person.”
- Deanna Schwartz

“The riches they receive will be in exact proportion to the definiteness of their vision, the fixity of their purpose, the steadiness of their faith, and the depth of their gratitude.”
- Wallace D. Wattles

“To attract money, you must focus on wealth. It is impossible to bring more money into your life when you are noticing you do not have enough...”
- Rhonda Byrne

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

“Money without brains is always dangerous.”
- Napoleon Hill

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

“It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake.”
- Margaret Thatcher

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“Money isn't everything - but it's a long way ahead of what comes next.”
- Edmund Stockdale

“Money is human happiness in the abstract.”
- Arthur Schopenhauer

“Money is the sixth sense that makes it possible to enjoy the other five.”
- Richard Ney

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

“Riches are not an end of life, but an instrument of life.”
- Henry Ward Beecher

“Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.”
- Benjamin Franklin

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

“There is nothing wrong with [people] possessing riches. The wrong comes from riches possessing [people].”
- Billy Graham

“If a person gets his attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area in his life.”
- Billy Graham

“The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires, is like cutting off our feet when we want shoes.”
- Swift

“Wealth is well known to be a great comforter.”
- Plato

“If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher's stone.”
- Benjamin Franklin

“Money is good for bribing yourself through the inconveniences of life.”
- Gottfried Reinhardt

“Happiness is not bought by money, but it can buy circumstances and conditions that improve the chances of a worldly kind of happiness.”
- Steve Scott

“Money will come when you are doing the right thing.”
- Mike Phillips

“Money is good for bribing yourself through the inconveniences of life.”
- Gottfried Reinhardt

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“Money, if it doesn’t bring you happiness, will at least help you be miserable in comfort.”
- Helen Gurley

“Wealth is not a matter of intelligence, it's a matter of inspiration.”
- Jim Rohn

“Riches are not an end of life, but an instrument of life.”
- Henry Ward Beecher

“After a visit to the beach, it's hard to believe that we live in a material world.”
- Pam Shaw

“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

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

“The abundant life does not come to those who have had a lot of obstacles removed from their path by others. It develops from within and is rooted in strong mental and moral fiber.”
- William Mather Lewis

“Wealth is the product of man's capacity to think.”
- Ayn Rand

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

“It requires a great deal of boldness and a great deal of caution to make a great fortune, and when you have it, it requires ten times as much skill to keep it.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

“It is true that money cannot buy happiness but it does make it possible for you to enjoy the best that the world has to offer.”
- George S. Clason

“Wealth is well known to be a great comforter.”
- Plato

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

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

“There is no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love; there’s only a scarcity of resolve to make it happen.”
- Wayne Dyer

“Money will come when you are doing the right thing.”
- Mike Phillips

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

“A penny saved is a penny earned.”
- Benjamin Franklin

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

“Lack of money is no obstacle. Lack of an idea is an obstacle.”
- Ken Hakuta

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

“Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like.”
- Will Smith

“Lack of money is the root of all evil.”
- George Bernard Shaw

“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

“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

“Do not value money for any more nor any less than its worth; it is a good servant but a bad master.”
- Alexander Dumas

“Your wealth can only grow to the extent that you do!”
- T. Harv Eker

“A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.”
- Jane Austen

“Money can't buy happiness, but neither can poverty.”
- Leo Rosten

“The secret of financial success is to spend what you have left after saving, instead of saving what is left after spending”
- Author Unknown

“Money doesn't make you happy. I now have $50 million but I was just as happy when I had only $48 million.”
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

“People who never do any more than they get paid for never get paid for any more than they do.”
- Albert Hubbard

“The way to wealth is as plain as the way to market. It depends chiefly on two words, industry and frugality; that is, waste neither time nor money, but make the best use of both. Without industry and frugality, nothing will do; with them, everything”.
- Benjamin Franklin

“Capital as such is not evil; it is wrong use that is evil.”
- Mohandas Gandhi

“Money is hard to earn and easy to lose. Guard yours with care.”
- Brian Tracy

“Being rich is having money; being wealthy is having time”
- Margaret Bonnano

“So many people spend their health gaining wealth, and then have to spend their wealth to regain their health.”
- A. J. Reb Materi

“Whoever said money can't buy happiness simply didn't know where to go shopping.”
- Bo Derek

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.”
- Anne Bradstreet

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

“Wealth is power. With wealth many things are possible.”
- George Clason

“Rich people buy luxuries last, while the poor and middle class tend to buy luxuries first.”
- Robert Kiyosaki

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