Here’s our fun collection of money quotes for those who appreciate a well-earned buck and the thinking behind it.
From “A penny saved is a penny earned,” to “Shut up and take my money,” the talk of currency has made its way into our everyday lexicon. The list below is a compilation of some of the best insights and sayings on the topic. Enjoy!
Best Money Quotes
There is a gigantic difference between earning a great deal of money and being rich.
He who will not economize will have to agonize.
Money is a terrible master but an excellent servant.
Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.
Balancing your money is the key to having enough.
Today the greatest single source of wealth is between your ears.
Never spend your money before you have earned it.
He who wishes to be rich in a day will be hanged in a year.
Leonardo da Vinci
Fortune sides with him who dares.
A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart.
The only difference between a rich person and a poor person is how they use their time.
Good Money Quotes
If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting.
Money is multiplied in practical value depending on the number of W’s you control in your life: what you do, when you do it, where you do it, and with whom you do it.
The darkest hour in any man’s life is when he sits down to plan how to get money without earning it.
Before you can become a millionaire, you must learn to think like one. You must learn how to motivate yourself to counter fear with courage.
Thomas J. Stanley
Frugality includes all the other virtues.
Work hard at your job and you can make a living. Work hard on yourself and you can make a fortune.
Never depend on a single income. Make investments to create a second source.
Get money, still get money, boy, no matter by what means.
Making Money Quotations
Making money is art and working is an art and good business is the best art.
The more you learn, the more you earn.
The art is not in making money, but in keeping it.
To get rich, you have to be making money while you’re asleep.
I have ways of making money that you know nothing of.
John D. Rockefeller
Cash is King Quotes
Rule No. 1: Never lose money. Rule No. 2: Never forget rule No.1.
The real key to making money in stocks is not to get scared out of them.
The safest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it in your pocket.
Money is usually attracted, not pursued.
Money for nothing and chicks for free.
Making money is a hobby that will complement any other hobbies you have beautifully.
The money you make is a symbol of the value you create.
Making money isn’t hard in itself. What’s hard is to earn it by doing something worth devoting one’s life to.
Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Money Quotes on Saving
A penny saved is a penny earned.
Be saving, but not at the cost of all liberality. Have the soul of a king and the hand of a wise economist.
Save money and money will save you.
Money looks better in the bank than on your feet.
If saving money is wrong, I don’t want to be right.
Look everywhere you can to cut a little bit from your expenses. It will all add up to a meaningful sum.
Saving requires us to not get things now so that we can get bigger ones later.
You must learn to save first and spend afterward.
Ben Franklin Quotes on Money
Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.
Saving must become a priority, not just a thought. Pay yourself first.
The habit of saving is itself an education; it fosters every virtue, teaches self-denial, cultivates the sense of order, trains to forethought, and so broadens the mind.
You can be young without money, but you can’t be old without it.
Spend not where you may save; spare not where you must spend.
Save one-third, live on one-third, and give away one-third.
Funny Money Quotes
Money isn’t the most important thing in life, but it’s reasonably close to oxygen on the ‘gotta have it’ scale.
When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him, ‘whose?’
Money, if it does not bring you happiness, will at least help you be miserable in comfort.
Helen Gurley Brown
Don’t stay in bed, unless you can make money in bed.
Money is not the most important thing in the world. Love is. Fortunately, I love money.
Wealth – any income that is at least one hundred dollars more a year than the income of one’s wife’s sister’s husband.
H. L. Mencken
Humorous Sayings About Money
Rich bachelors should be heavily taxed. It is not fair that some men should be happier than others.
The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth that it prevents you from achieving.
What is the difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector? The taxidermist takes only your skin.
A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don’t need it.
Money is like a sixth sense and you can’t make use of the other five without it.
William Somerset Maugham
Stop buying things you don’t need, to impress people you don’t even like.
If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.
I don’t care half so much about making money as I do about making my point and coming out ahead.
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
Don’t tell me where your priorities are. Show me where you spend your money, and I’ll tell you what they are.
James W. Frick
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.
At least eighty percent of millionaires are self-made. That is, they started with nothing but ambition and energy, the same way most of us start.
Short Money Quotes
Wealth is largely the result of habit.
John Jacob Astor
If you can count your money, you don’t have a billion dollars.
J. Paul Getty
If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher’s stone.
Its simple arithmetic: Your income can grow only to the extent that you do.
T. Harv Eker
You only have so many hours in a day, let others make the money for you.
Tip: These money quotes may make nice additions to graduation cards for high school and college graduations.
Bring home the bacon.
Tighten Your belt.
Born with a silver spoon in one’s mouth.
Break the bank.
Cash in one’s chips.
Pay an arm and a leg.
Put in one’s two cents.
Investing is simple but not easy.
Capital as such is not evil; it is wrong to use that is evil.
If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of car payments.
I don’t want to be in a position where I’m playing roles I’m comfortable with and making money but doing it without feeling like I’m growing.
Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair.
It’s not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It’s the customer who pays the wages.
By Mike O’Halloran
Mike is an author, toy inventor, and founder of Greeting Card Poet.
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