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

Ayn Rand

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

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

Voltaire

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

Malcolm Forbes

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

Voltaire

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

D.H. Lawrence

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

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

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

Dorothy Parker

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

Tennesse Williams

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

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 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

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

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