Thought-provoking Money and Financial Quotes, Sayings and Proverbs

A collection of thought-provoking money quotes, sayings and proverbs.

For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. ~1 Timothy 6:10 KJV

Money may be the husk of many things but not the kernel. It brings you food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; acquaintance, but not friends; servants, but not loyalty; days of joy, but not peace or happiness. ~Henrik Ibsen

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

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

Always borrow money from a pessimist, he doesn’t expect to be paid back. ~Anonymous

“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

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

Put not your trust in money, but put your money in trust. ~Oliver Wendell

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

Ordinary riches can be stolen; real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you. ~Oscar Wilde

Those who believe money can do everything are frequently prepared to do everything for money. ~Anonymous

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

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

Do not value money for any more nor any less than its worth; it is a good servant but a bad master. ~Alexandre Dumas fils

Money often costs too much. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

No amount of money can make others speak well of you behind your back. ~Chinese proverb

We ought to change the legend on our money from “In God We Trust” to “In Money We Trust.” Because, as a nation, we’ve got far more faith in money these days than we do in God. ~Arthur Hoppe

He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has. ~Henry Ward Beecher

A happy heart is better than a full purse. ~Italian proverb

By the time I have money to burn, my fire will have burnt out. ~Anonymous

Money is much more exciting than anything it buys. ~Mignon McLaughlin

A penny is a lot of money if you haven’t got a penny. ~Yiddish proverb

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

The best way for a person to have happy thoughts is to count his blessings and not his cash. ~Author Unknown

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

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

If small money does not go out, big money will not come in. ~Chinese proverb

I wish I’d said it first, and I don’t even know who did: The only problems that money can solve are money problems. ~Mignon McLaughlin

Money is human happiness in the abstract; and so the man who is no longer capable of enjoying such happiness in the concrete, sets his whole heart on money. ~Arthur Schopenhauer

The little money I have – that is my wealth, but the things I have for which I would not take money, that is my treasure. ~Robert Brault

If women didn’t exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning. ~Aristotle Onassis

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

When it is a question of money, everybody is of the same religion. ~Voltaire

Public money is like holy water; everyone helps himself to it. ~Italian proverb

Money is like manure. You have to spread it around or it smells. ~J. Paul Getty

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

The saving man becomes the free man. ~Chinese proverb

Business is the art of extracting money from another man’s pocket without resorting to violence. ~Max Amsterdam

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

When gold speaks every tongue is silent. ~Italian proverb

Waste your money and you’re only out of money, but waste your time and you’ve lost a part of your life. ~Michael Leboeuf

There are people who have money and people who are rich. ~Coco Chanel

He who borrows gets sorrows. ~Turkish proverb

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

I cannot afford to waste my time making money. ~Louis Agassiz

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

When a man is broke, he can count his friends on his thumb. ~Author Unknown

Before borrowing money from a friend, decide which you need more. ~Anonymous

Money can’t buy happiness; it can, however, rent it. ~Anonymous

He who buys what he does not need steals from himself. ~Anonymous

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