Budget Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old budget quotes, budget sayings, and budget proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Got a budget for the lawyer though.     

Rick Ross

We didn't actually overspend our budget. The allocation simply fell short of our expenditure.     

Keith Davis

The budget doesn't have much control over the government. Then again, the government doesn't have much control over the budget.     

P. J. O'Rourke

A budget is more than just a series of numbers on a page; it is an embodiment of our values.     

Barack Obama

The budget is a mythical bean bag. Congress votes mythical beans into it, and then tries to reach in and pull real beans out.     

Will Rogers

A budget takes the fun out of money.     

Mason Cooley

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

Frank Hubbard

The budget evolved from a management tool into an obstacle to management.     

Frank Carlucci

Money is a terrible master but an excellent servant.     

P.T. Barnum

A budget is telling your money where to go instead of wondering where it went.     

Dave Ramsey

There are a handful of people whom money won't spoil, and we count ourselves among them.     

Mignon McLaughlin

A budget tells us what we can’t afford, but it doesn’t keep us from buying it.     

William Feather

Budgets are blueprints and priorities.     

Kevin McCarthy

Budget affects everything.     

James Pearse Connelly

The budget should be balanced not by more taxes, but by reduction of follies.     

Herbert Hoover

The budget is not just a collection of numbers, but an expression of our values and aspirations.     

Jacob Lew

Manage your spending by creating and sticking to a budget.     

Alexa Von Tobel

Just because you can afford it doesn't mean you should buy it.     

Suze Orman

We can't do everything with a budget, but we can put the country on much sounder financial footing.     

Jeff Sessions

Budgets are not merely affairs of arithmetic, but in a thousand ways go to the root of prosperity of individuals, the relation of classes and the strength of kingdoms.     

William E. Gladstone

Doing a budget means learning an ancient and powerful word: NO.     

Dave Ramsey

A budget should reflect the values and priorities of our nation and its people.     

Mary Landrieu

Budgets are nothing if not statements of priorities.     

Jeff Merkley

It's clearly a budget. It's got a lot of numbers in it.     

George W. Bush

As long as you keep your budgets small, there's a way of making films.     

Andrea Arnold

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 completed, the budget must provide the services we have promised to our constituents.     

Jane D. Hull

Men who make money rarely saunter; men who save money rarely swagger.     

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

A big budget studio film is slower, they've got so much to create around you. Everything is more complicated.     

Iain Glen

There are people who have money and people who are rich.     

Coco Chanel