Pocket Sayings and Quotes

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

Empty pockets make empty heads.     

William Carlos Williams

Build pockets of stillness into your life.     

Maria Popova

A little in one's own pocket is better than much in another man's purse.     

Miguel de Cervantes

The emptiness of your pocket is not a recipe for you to discount the value of your passion!     

Israelmore Ayivor

Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.     

Norman Vincent Peale

Reaching into someone else's pocket to assist one's fellow man hardly qualifies as charity.     

Walter E. Williams

He who fills His pockets with the Rocks of Misdeeds shall surely sink in the River of Good Fortune.     

Jim Davis

You can go with an empty pocket and come back heavily loaded if you allow your passion to escort you!     

Israelmore Ayivor

Money is always there but the pockets change; it is not in the same pockets after a change, and that is all there is to say about money.     

Gertrude Stein

The traveller with empty pockets will sing in the thief 's face.     


Poverty is not what’s in your pocket – its what you have in your head.     

John Hope Bryant

The true wealth of a man is not what's in his pocket, but what's in his heart.     

Unarine Ramaru

Don't plan with what is in your pocket; plan with what is in God's pocket.     

Reinhard Bonnke

An expansive life, one not constrained by four walls, requires as well an expansive pocket.     

Anton Chekhov

It's no use filling your pocket with money if you have got a hole in the corner.     

George Eliot

A rich person who has no love in his heart is poorer than a poor person who has no money in his pocket.     

Debasish Mridha

We need a coat with two pockets. In one pocket there is dust, and in the other pocket there is gold. We need a coat with two pockets to remind us who we are.     

Parker Palmer

May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light. May good luck pursue you each morning and night.      

Irish Blessings

Pockets have long been a male/female divide.     

Christina Binkley

The heart contracts as the pocket expands.     

Christian Nestell Bovee

A man's looks are measured by the depth of his pockets.     

Elizabeth Aston

Its easier to feel a little more spiritual with a couple of bucks in your pocket.     

Craig Ferguson

Take your hands out of your pocket, because life may push you hardly at any time!     

Mehmet Murat ildan

The appeal to the white man's pocket has ever been more effectual than all the appeals ever made to his conscience.     

Ida B. Wells

With some money in your pocket you walk confidently, you talk confidently and you work confidently.     

Amit Kalantri

Another is, if you take money out of your left pocket and put it in your right pocket, you're no richer.     

Merton Miller

Assets put money in your pocket, whether you work or not, and liabilities take money from your pocket.     

Robert Kiyosaki