Money Quotes, Memes and Sayings

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.
Marlene Dietrich

He who will not economize will have to agonize.

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

Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.
Ben Franklin

Balancing your money is the key to having enough.
Elizabeth Warren

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

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

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.
Jonathan Swift

The only difference between a rich person and a poor person is how they use their time.
Robert Kiyosaki

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Good Money Quotes

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

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.
Timothy Ferriss

The darkest hour in any man’s life is when he sits down to plan how to get money without earning it.
Horace Greeley

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.
Jim Rohn

Never depend on a single income. Make investments to create a second source.
Warren Buffett

Get money, still get money, boy, no matter by what means.
Ben Jonson

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Making Money Quotations

Making money is art and working is an art and good business is the best art.
Andy Warhol

The more you learn, the more you earn.
Frank Clark

The art is not in making money, but in keeping it.

To get rich, you have to be making money while you’re asleep.
David Bailey

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.
Warren Buffett

The real key to making money in stocks is not to get scared out of them.
Peter Lynch

The safest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it in your pocket.
Kin Hubbard

Money is usually attracted, not pursued.
Jim Rohn

Money for nothing and chicks for free.
Dire Straits

Making money is a hobby that will complement any other hobbies you have beautifully.
Scott Alexander

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

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Money Quotes on Saving

A penny saved is a penny earned.
Benjamin Franklin

Be saving, but not at the cost of all liberality. Have the soul of a king and the hand of a wise economist.
Joseph Joubert

Save money and money will save you.
Jamaican Proverb

Money looks better in the bank than on your feet.
Sophia Amoruso

If saving money is wrong, I don’t want to be right.
William Shatner

Look everywhere you can to cut a little bit from your expenses. It will all add up to a meaningful sum.
Suze Orman

Saving requires us to not get things now so that we can get bigger ones later.
Jean Chatzky

You must learn to save first and spend afterward.
John Poole

Ben Franklin Quotes on Money

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

Saving must become a priority, not just a thought. Pay yourself first.
Dave Ramsey

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.
T.T. Munger

You can be young without money, but you can’t be old without it.
Tennessee Williams

Spend not where you may save; spare not where you must spend.
John Ray

Save one-third, live on one-third, and give away one-third.
Angelina Jolie

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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.
Zig Ziglar

When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him, ‘whose?’
Don Marquis

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.
George Burns

Money is not the most important thing in the world. Love is. Fortunately, I love money.
Jackie Mason

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.
Oscar Wilde

The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth that it prevents you from achieving.
Russell Green

What is the difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector? The taxidermist takes only your skin.
Mark Twain

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

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Wealth Quotes

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.
Suze Orman

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

I don’t care half so much about making money as I do about making my point and coming out ahead.
Cornelius Vanderbilt

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

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.
Robert Kiyosaki

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.
Brian Tracy

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.
Ben Franklin

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.
Nick Haase

Tip: These money quotes may make nice additions to graduation cards for high school and college graduations.

Money Idioms

Go Dutch.

Bring home the bacon.

Nest egg.


Golden handshake.

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.

Penny pincher.

Put in one’s two cents.

Finance Quotes

Investing is simple but not easy.
Warren Buffett

Capital as such is not evil; it is wrong to use that is evil.
Mohandas Gandhi

If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of car payments.
Earl Wilson

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.
Rodrigo Santoro

Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair.
Sam Ewing

It’s not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It’s the customer who pays the wages.
Henry Ford

By Mike O’Halloran

Mike is an author, toy inventor, and founder of Greeting Card Poet.


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