Money Sayings and Quotes

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

Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.

Benjamin Franklin

When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is.     

Oscar Wilde

Money cannot buy peace of mind. It cannot heal ruptured relationships, or build meaning into a life that has none.     

Richard M. DeVos

Money won't create success, the freedom to make it will.

Nelson Mandella

The lack of money is the root of all evil.     

Mark Twain

A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.

Jonathan Swift

Do what you love and the money will follow.

Marsha Sinetar

Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.

Ayn Rand

If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.     

Dorothy Parker

Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people that they don't like.

Will Rogers

You can be young without money, but you can't be old without it.     

Tennesse Williams

Don't think money does everything or you are going to end up doing everything for money.


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

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

If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.

Henry Ford

I made my money the old-fashioned way. I was very nice to a wealthy relative right before he died.      

Malcolm Forbes

The real measure of your wealth is how much you'd be worth if you lost all your money.


Money can't buy friends, but you can get a better class of enemy.

Spike Milligan

Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game.     

Donald Trump

You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don't make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can't take their eyes off you.     

Maya Angelou

Money is usually attracted, not pursued.

Jim Rohn

When it is a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.


Money is power, freedom, a cushion, the root of all evil, the sum of blessings.     

Carl Sandburg

It doesn't matter about money; having it, not having it. Or having clothes, or not having them. You're still left alone with yourself in the end.

Billy Idol

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

Frank Hubbard

Never spend your money before you have it.

Thomas Jefferson

They who are of the opinion that Money will do everything, may very well be suspected to do everything for Money.     

George Savile

When I have money, I get rid of it quickly, lest it find a way into my heart.

John Wesley

Waste your money and you're only out of money, but waste your time and you've lost a part of your life.

Michael Leboeuf

The person who doesn't know where his next dollar is coming from usually doesn't know where his last dollar went.

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