Top 51 Money Quotes of All Time

Great quotes encapsulate big ideas in few words.  They inspire, motivate, and encourage in a memorable way. I have already covered some of the following quotes in my blog posts.

In that spirit, I’ve assembled the top 51 quotes about money.

  1. I never attempt to make money on the stock market. I buy on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for ten years. –Warren Buffett
  2. Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time. –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  3. Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. –Jim Rohn
  4. Financial peace isn’t the acquisition of stuff. It’s learning to live on less than you make, so you can give money back and have money to invest. You can’t win until you do this. –Dave Ramsey
  5. It’s not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It’s the customer who pays the wages. –Henry Ford
  6. Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that. –Norman Vincent Peale
  7. 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 Lorimer
  8. Buy when everyone else is selling and hold until everyone else is buying. That’s not just a catchy slogan. It’s the very essence of successful investing. –J. Paul Getty
  9. If all the economists were laid end to end, they’d never reach a conclusion. –George Bernard Shaw
  10. How many millionaires do you know who have become wealthy by investing in savings accounts? I rest my case. –Robert G. Allen
  11. I made my money the old-fashioned way. I was very nice to a wealthy relative right before he died. –Malcolm Forbes
  12. Money is a terrible master but an excellent servant. –P.T. Barnum
  13. Try to save something while your salary is small; it’s impossible to save after you begin to earn more. –Jack Benny
  14. The individual investor should act consistently as an investor and not as a speculator. –Ben Graham
  15. You must gain control over your money or the lack of it will forever control you. –Dave Ramsey
  16. Investing should be more like watching paint dry or watching grass grow. If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Las Vegas. –Paul Samuelson
  17. Every time you borrow money, you’re robbing your future self. –Nathan W. Morris
  18. Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs. –Zig Ziglar
  19. Never spend your money before you have it. —Thomas Jefferson
  20. The stock market is filled with individuals who know the price of everything, but the value of nothing. –Phillip Fisher
  21. Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it. –Benjamin Franklin
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. Don’t tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you value.” –Joe Biden
  25. Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you invest, investigate. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. Before you retire, save. Before you die, give. –William A. Ward
  26. Wealth after all is a relative thing since he that has little and wants less is richer than he that has much and wants more. –Charles Caleb Colton
  27. Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. –Albert Einstein
  28. A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. –David Brinkley
  29. Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway. –John Wayne
  30. The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. –Ayn Rand
  31. Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning. –Robert Kiyosaki
  32. You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life. –Steve Jobs
  33. Screw it, Let’s do it! –Richard Branson
  34. If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to meet it! –Jonathan Winters
  35. As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big. –Donald Trump
  36. The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. –Vidal Sassoon
  37. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. –Lao Tzu
  38. The Stock Market is designed to transfer money from the Active to the Patient. –Warren Buffett
  39. I’m only rich because I know when I’m wrong…I basically have survived by recognizing my mistakes. –George Soros
  40. When buying shares, ask yourself, would you buy the whole company? –Rene Rivkin
  41. If you have trouble imagining a 20% loss in the stock market, you shouldn’t be in stocks. –John Bogle
  42. My old father used to have a saying:  If you make a bad bargain, hug it all the tighter. –Abraham Lincoln
  43. The four most expensive words in the English language are, ‘This time it’s different.’ –Sir John Templeton
  44. I’d like to live as a poor man with lots of money. –Pablo Picasso
  45. Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; and the same is true of fame. –Arthur Schopenhauer
  46. Too many people spend money they buy things they don’t impress people that they don’t like. –Will Rogers
  47. A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart. –Jonathan Swift
  48. Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants. –Epictetus
  49. Money often costs too much. –Ralph Waldo Emerson
  50. An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. –Benjamin Franklin
  51. I will tell you the secret to getting rich on Wall Street. You try to be greedy when others are fearful. And you try to be fearful when others are greedy. –Warren Buffett

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