Currency Sayings and Quotes

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


Money is in some respects life's fire: it is a very excellent servant, but a terrible master.

P. T. Barnum

It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.

Albert Camus

Banks do not create money for the public good. They are businesses owned by private shareholders. Their purpose is to make a profit.     

John Rogers

Currency trading is unnecessary, unproductive and totally immoral. It should be stopped.

Mahathir Mohamad

Monetary inflation not only raises prices and destroys the value of the currency unit; it also acts as a giant system of expropriation.     

Murray Rothbard

A currency designed for long-term storage and investment doesn't do so well at encouraging transactions and exchange in the moment.     

Douglas Rushkoff

The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you're uncool.

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Printing currency for foreigners to buy is the best racket a government can get into.     

Lee Child

Money is a strange business. People who haven't got it aim it strongly. People who have are full of troubles.

Ayrton Senna

Our currency is what we are able to make.

Robert Genn

The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency.

Vladimir Lenin

The only currency still used as a store of value after 5000 years is gold.

Martin Truex Jr.

For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice - no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.     

John Burroughs

Don't matter how much money you got, there's only two kinds of people: there's saved people and there's lost people.

Bob Dylan

The benefits from a world currency would be enormous.

Robert Mundell

All currency is neurotic currency.

Norman O. Brown

The amount of currency in circulation is not changing. The money supply is not changing in any significant way.     

Ben Bernanke

The true currency of life is time, not money, and we've all got a limited stock of that.

Robert Harris

It's not so unusual to run out of someone else's currency.

Jeffrey Sachs

Power: a currency that never went out of style.

Dan Simmons

A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.

Daniel Webster

Money and corruption are ruining the land, crooked politicians betray the working man, pocketing the profits and treating us like sheep, and we're tired of hearing promises that we know they'll never keep.     

Ray Davies

A weak currency is the sign of a weak economy, and a weak economy leads to a weak nation.

Ross Perot

Get money when you don't need it, so you can use it when you need to.     

J.R. Rim

Ideas are the currency of the new economy.

Richard Florida

The currency of universal values make brands innately sharable.

Simon Mainwaring

Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.

Woody Allen

The currency in the developer community is enthusiasm.     

Erik Naggum

The dollar is the reserve currency of the world.

Barack Obama

Currency warfare is the most destructive form of economic warfare.

Harry Dexter White