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.


I don't pay good wages because I have a lot of money; I have a lot of money because I pay good wages.

Robert Bosch

Money is like love; it kills slowly and painfully the one who withholds it, and enlivens the other who turns it on his fellow man.     

Kahlil Gibran

When a fellow says it ain't the money but the principle of the thing, it's the money.

Artemus Ward

Money is good for nothing unless you know the value of it by experience.     

P.T. Barnum

If you want to know what a man is really like, take notice of how he acts when he loses money.

Simone Weil

Put not your trust in money, but put your money in trust.     

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Money poisons you when you've got it, and starves you when you haven't.

D.H. Lawrence

Money speaks sense in a language all nations understand.     

Aphra Behn

We teach children to save their money. As an attempt to counteract thoughtless and selfish expenditure, that has value. But it is not positive; it does not lead the child into the safe and useful avenues of self-expression or self-expenditure. To teach a child to invest and use is better than to teach him to save.     

Henry Ford

It is my opinion that a man's soul may be buried and perish under a dung-heap, or in a furrow field, just as well as under a pile of money.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

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

Albert Camus

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

Coco Chanel

Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.     

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Money, if it does not bring you happiness, will at least help you be miserable in comfort.

Helen Gurley Brown

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

Jackie Mason

The easiest way for your children to learn about money is for you not to have any.

Katharine Whitehorn

Money is the best deodorant.     

Elizabeth Taylor

Money often costs too much.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Money frees you from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy.     

Groucho Marx

Money grows on the tree of persistence.     

Japanese Proverb

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