Check out this carefully-selected collection of finance quotes, sayings, and captions.
Making money, managing money, and putting money to work have been part of our collective society for centuries. These insights on financial topics show you how notables from economic, literary, entertainment, and government have viewed money and finances.
We start with the ten best finance quotes our editorial panel has identified and conclude with some good finance quotes for Instagram. Take your time to review, and don’t hesitate to come back and re-read. Enjoy.
Ten Best Finance Quotes
1.) Money is a terrible master but an excellent servant.
2.) The desire for gold is not for gold. It is for the means of freedom and benefit.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
3.) Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.
4.) Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful.
5.) Do one thing every day that scares you.
6.) Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.
7.) The stock market is designed to transfer money from the Active to the Patient.
8.) Wealth consists not in having great possessions but in having few wants.
9.) Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
10.) Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it’s just the opposite.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Short Quotes on All Things Financial
Watch your finances like a hawk.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Fortune befriends the bold.
Being rich is having money; being wealthy is having time.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
Every time you borrow money, you’re robbing your future self.
Nathan W. Morris
Money is the best rule of commerce.
Frugality includes all the other virtues.
Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.
Henry David Thoreau
Don’t look for the needle in the haystack. Just buy the haystack.
When others are selling, buy. When others are buying, sell.
Insightful Financial Quotations
Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.
Money poisons you when you’ve got it and starves you when you don’t.
It’s not the man who has too little but the man who craves more that is poor.
Everything is negotiable. Whether or not the negotiation is easy is another thing.
Money is like manure. You have to spread it around, or it smells.
J. Paul Getty
Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
There can be no rise in the value of labor without a fall of profits.
All money is a matter of belief.
Diligence is the mother of good luck.
I try not to borrow. First, you borrow, then you beg.
Stay on top of your finances. Don’t leave that up to others.
Good Finance Quotes
Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can buy you a yacht big enough to pull up right alongside it.
David Lee Roth
Don’t gamble; take all your savings and buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up, then sell it. If it doesn’t go up, don’t buy it.
Money, like emotions, is something you must control to keep your life on the right track.
Infinite growth of material consumption in a finite world is an impossibility.
E. F. Schumacher
You get diminishing returns when you are restricted to your comfort zone.
The four most dangerous words in investing are, it’s different this time.
Sir John Templeton
Our incomes are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but if too large, they cause us to stumble and to trip.
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.
Don’t be too stereotyped, be ready to explore new opportunities.
Your comfort zone is a place where you keep yourself in a self-illusion, and nothing can grow there, but your potentiality can grow only when you can think and grow out of that zone.
Rashedur Ryan Rahman
Inspirational Finance Quotes
The most difficult thing is the decision to act; the rest is merely tenacity.
A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.
Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.
All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.
When money realizes that it is in good hands, it wants to stay and multiply in those hands.
You must always overcome your comfort zone.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart.
There is no passion to be found playing small—in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything.
The only way you will ever permanently take control of your financial life is to dig deep and fix the root problem.
If you’re in the luckiest one percent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99 percent.
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
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Famous Quotes About Finance
The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets.
John D. Rockefeller
One of the funny things about the stock market is that every time one person buys, another sells, and both think they are astute.
I believe that through knowledge and discipline, financial peace is possible for all of us.
It’s not whether you’re right or wrong that’s important, but how much money you make when you’re right and how much you lose when you’re wrong.
In this world, nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes.
You must gain control over your money, or the lack of it will forever control you.
Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.
The stock market is filled with individuals who know the price of everything but the value of nothing.
Bills travel through the mail at twice the speed of checks.
Finance is not merely about making money. It’s about achieving our deep goals and protecting the fruits of our labor. It’s about stewardship and, therefore, about achieving a good society.
Robert J. Shiller
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.
Friedrich August von Hayek
A formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
Don’t stay in bed unless you can make money in bed.
Wide diversification is only required when investors do not understand what they are doing.
You can be young without money, but you can’t be old without it.
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
Courage taught me no matter how bad a crisis gets — any sound investment will eventually pay off.
Carlos Slim Helu
I’m only rich because I know when I’m wrong. I basically have survived by recognizing my mistakes.
Never spend your money before you have it.
All successful people, men and women, are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.
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
Too many people spend money they earn… to buy things they don’t want… to impress people that they don’t like.
Noteworthy Finance Quotes
To contract new debts is not the way to pay old ones.
Rule No.1: Never lose money. Rule No.2: Never forget rule No.1.
Money has never made a man happy, nor will it. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one.
Investing should be more like watching paint dry or watching grass grow. If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Las Vegas.
Given a 10% chance of a 100 times payoff, you should take that bet every time.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
I don’t look to jump over seven-foot bars; I look around for one-foot bars that I can step over.
Follow your passion; it will lead you to your purpose.
Forecasts may tell you a great deal about the forecaster; they tell you nothing about the future.
Belief in oneself and knowing who you are… that’s the foundation for everything great.
If there is one common theme to the vast range of the world’s financial crises, it is that excessive debt accumulation, whether by the government, banks, corporations, or consumers, often poses greater systemic risks than it seems during a boom.
Motivational Finance Quotes
Do the best you can, and don’t take life too seriously.
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
Don’t be too comfortable with employment; discover yourself and see what you can achieve for yourself.
How many millionaires do you know who have become wealthy by investing in savings accounts? I rest my case.
Robert G. Allen
Basically, I think society functions thanks to how certain key industries work – government, finance, healthcare, education, energy. Pretty much all of these have a huge impact on everything else.
The individual investor should act consistently as an investor and not as a speculator.
As technology progresses, I believe that fintech will fundamentally change finance.
You can take your life into your own hands in terms of directing. There are ways for you to finance yourself and to write and make a film.
We need real campaign finance reform to loosen the grip of special interests on politics.
A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.
Knowledge is not power. It’s only potential power. It only becomes power when we apply it; somebody who reads a book and doesn’t apply it they’re at no advantage over someone illiterate.
Finance Quotes FAQs
Here are some frequently asked questions about finance quotes.
The best quote about money is from P.T. Barnum who said, “Money is a terrible master but an excellent servant.”
Benjamin Franklin wrote, “Remember that time is money,” in an article titled “Advice to a Young Tradesman” in George Fisher’s 1748 book “The American Instructor: or Young Man’s Best Companion.”
Titus Maccius Plautus, commonly known as just Plautus, wrote, “You must spend money to make money.” Plautus was a Roman playwright noted for his Old Latin comedies.
Good Finance Captions
You can be your own boss!
Anything is possible with a dollar and a dream.
Hope is not a financial plan.
Spend like a beggar; invest like a king.
I hate math but love counting money.
Being in control of your finances is a great stress reliever!
Out of finances grow miracles!
All I ask is a chance to prove money can’t make me happy.
Shut up and take my money.
The best thing money can buy is financial freedom.
People who don’t like scandals should not be in finance.
A man is not a financial plan.
Sometimes all you need is a million dollars.
Stay on top of your finances!
Never stop financing!
Take control of finances today, so you won’t be a victim of tomorrow!
A goal without finance is just a wish!
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Money Captions for Instagram
Money grows on the tree of persistence.
I’d like to live as a poor man only with tons of money.
Create the life you love in retirement.
Stuck between “YOLO” and “I need to save money.”
Experience the exceptional.
You never give me your money.
For the love of money.
More money, more problems.
Alining all your financial matters!
It’s all about the benjamins.
Can’t buy me love.
I’m one step away from being rich. All I need now is money.
My wallet is like an onion: opening it makes me cry.
No money, no honey.
She works hard for the money.
Even though we ain’t got money, I’m so in love with you honey.
A new financial attitude.
Take the money and run.
Bright future in sales.
Personal Finance Captions
A penny saved is a penny earned.
Every day I’m hustlin’.
Dad = Best Bank in the World.
Yes, money talks. But, mine only says, “Goodbye!”
Money means freedom.
Financial power in your budget!
Be the financial fit.
Time is money.
Money is called dough because we all knead it.
The pain goes away on payday.
Enjoy an out-of-money experience.
Money changes everything.
If money doesn’t grow on trees, why do banks have branches?
You have to break some eggs to make a cake.
Money: That’s what I want.
Money for nothin’ and your chicks for free.
I have enough money to live comfortably for the rest of my life (if I die next Thursday).
The lack of money is the root of all evil. (Mark Twain)
If I had a million dollars…
There you have it. If reading the above quotes and captions doesn’t make you wealthier at the bank, we hope they’ve enriched your minds.
By Mike O’Halloran
Mike is a writer and founder of Greeting Card Poet.
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