Broke Sayings and Quotes

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

There is a difference between being poor and being broke. Broke is temporary, and poor is eternal.     

Robert Kiyosaki

Being broke is a temporary situation. Being poor is a state of mind.     

Mike Todd

People who go broke in a big way never miss any meals. It is the poor jerk who is shy a half slug who must tighten his belt.     

Robert Heinlein

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

Norman Vincent Peale

When everybody has got money they cut taxes, and when they're broke they raise 'em. That's statesmanship of the highest order.     

Will Rogers

Being broke is not a disgrace, it is only a catastrophe.     

Rex Stout

He broke through the barriers of the skies.     

William Herschel

What we're trying to do is get things fixed, not allow them to stay broke.     

Mark Rippetoe

If someone broke your heart it doesn't mean you should build a wall around it and quit loving. Redirect your love.     

Rick Warren

Acting makes me feel broke again, it makes me feel unaccomplished.     

Ester Dean

Broke people giving financial advice is like a shop teacher with missing fingers.     

Dave Ramsey

Being mature is when you finally grow enough, to be able to joke about the things that once broke you as a person.     


If you're planning only to make money and nothing else, you'll be broke.     

Haile Gebrselassie

Being broke is a very efficient educational agency.     

Edwin Lefevre

Go for broke. Always try and do too much. Dispense with safety nets. Take a deep breath before you begin     

Salman Rushdie

No one ever went broke by taking a profit.     

Jesse Lauriston Livermore

When you're going broke, it's best to have a great time.     

Diane Kochilas

Nobody has ever gone broke selling escape to the American public.     

John Lahr

You have to go broke three times to learn how to make a living.     

Casey Stengel

Being broke didn't seem so awful as it had yesterday, being broke but being at peace with the world.     

Cornell Woolrich

If you're broke, you don't want to rap about being broke; you gonna rap about hustling and getting that bread.     

Juicy J

Poor is a state of mind. Broke is a state of wallet. You can fix being broke; it's not so easy to fix being poor.     

Ric Edelman

If no one ever broke the rules, then we'd never advance.     

Simon Sinek

If you're perpetually broke, you should be working hard at overcoming stupidity and not getting rich.     

Taiwo Abraham

Broke people talk about people and problems. Rich people talk about ideas and goals. Your conversation chooses your destiny.     

Darren Hardy

The only excuse for being broke is being in Jail.     

Curtis Jackson

Lost motivation means that you broke promises to yourself and haven't corrected them yet. You need to believe in yourself again. This can only happen when you start fulfilling the small promises you make to yourself.     

Chris Powell

The lack of money is the root of all evil.     

Mark Twain