Wealth Sayings and Quotes

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

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

Will Rogers

If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.     

John F. Kennedy

You aren't wealthy until you have something money can't buy.     

Garth Brooks

Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.     

Henry David Thoreau

Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.     

Benjamin Franklin

When wealth is lost, nothing is lost. When health is lost, something is lost. When character is lost, all is lost.     

Billy Graham

It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.     

Thomas Jefferson

I am grateful for the blessings of wealth, but it hasn't changed who I am. My feet are still on the ground. I'm just wearing better shoes.     

Oprah Winfrey

Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.     


He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has.     

Henry Ward Beecher

All riches have their origin in mind. Wealth is in ideas not money.     

Robert Collier

If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free; if our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.     

Edmund Burke

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

Bernard Meltzer

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

Norman Vincent Peale

Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all. Only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.     


The way to wealth depends on just two words, industry and frugality.     

Benjamin Franklin

In every well-governed state wealth is a sacred thing. In democracies it is the only sacred thing.     

Anatole France

Wealth is power, and power is the only thing about which contemporary culture cares.     

Dean Koontz

But wealth is a great means of refinement and it is a security for gentleness, since it removes disturbing anxieties.     

Donald Grant Mitchell

Our wealth is often a snare to ourselves, and always a temptation to others.     

Charles Caleb Colton

Wealth is the Conjurer's Devil, Whom, when he thinks he hath, the Devil hath him.     

George Herbert

Wealth is the smallest thing on earth, the least gift that God has bestowed on mankind.     

Martin Luther

All wealth is the product of labor.     

John Locke

Seek not greater wealth, but simpler pleasure. Not higher fortune, but deeper felicity.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Wealth is nothing more or less than a tool to do things with. It is like the fuel that runs the furnace or the belt that runs the wheel only a means to an end.     

Benjamin Franklin

Wealth, in even the most improbable cases, manages to convey the aspect of intelligence.     

John Kenneth Galbraith

Wealth is the slave of a wise man. The master of a fool.     


Wealth is the product of man's capacity to think.     

Ayn Rand

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without one.      

Chinese (on comparable worth)

Earth is dearer than gold.     

Estonian (on nature)