I love great quotes. They inspire, motivate, encourage, give direction… especially those from famous businessmen, thinkers, and celebrities.
Below are some of my favorite money quotes.
I hope they can help you change your attitude towards money in a positive way.
Too many people spend money they earned..to buy things they don’t want..to impress people that they don’t like.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart.
I will tell you the secret to getting rich on Wall Street. You try to be greedy when others are fearful. And you try to be fearful when others are greedy.
Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; and the same is true of fame.
Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game.
Money is usually attracted, not pursued.
When I had money everyone called me brother.
Money is a guarantee that we may have what we want in the future. Though we need nothing at the moment it insures the possibility of satisfying a new desire when it arises.
Money and women are the most sought after and the least known about of any two things we have.
Know what you own, and know why you own it.
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
In investing, what is comfortable is rarely profitable.
Make money your god, and it will plague you like the devil.
When it is a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.
The art is not in making money, but in keeping it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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.
Financial peace isn’t the acquisition of stuff. It’s learning to live on less than you make, so you can give money back and have money to invest. You can’t win until you do this.
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
Norman Vincent Peale
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Investing should be more like watching paint dry or watching grass grow. If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Las Vegas.
It’s not how much money you make, but how much money you keep, how hard it works for you, and how many generations you keep it for.
Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it … he who doesn’t … pays it.
Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.
In trading, your lust for money will lure you into making decisions you’ll eventually regret. And I think the general theme behind these quotes is rather clear: If you hate money, it will be very difficult to you to make (and keep) money. If you worship money, it will be very difficult for you to be happy.
So you need to improve the relationship you have with money — you must learn to understand it, appreciate it, yet not get too attached to it, and finally, you need to learn to spend it wisely.
Only when you change your attitude towards money (and wealth in general) can you allow yourself to receive it; only then can it fulfill you.
But what’s your favorite money quote? Let me know in the comment section.