155 Powerful Money Quotes That Will Make You Wealthier

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Here are 155 of the best money quotes I could find. The goal? To give you the inspiration and motivation that will ultimately make you wealthier (mentally). Enjoy!

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The rich invest in time, the poor invest in money. Warren Buffett

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The more you learn, the more you earn. Warren Buffett

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If you make meaning, you’ll make money. Guy Kawasaki

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Rich people believe “I create my life”. Poor people believe “Life happens to me”. T. Harv Eker

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Earn with your mind, not your time. Naval Ravikant


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Trade money for time, not time for money. You’re going to run out of time first. Naval Ravikant

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Stop buying things you don’t need, to impress people you don’t even like. Suze Orman

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If it’s only about money we are hopeless. If it’s about people we are hopeful. Maxime Lagacé

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There are people who have money and people who are rich. Coco Chanel

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I make myself rich by making my wants few. Henry David Thoreau (See also: simplicity quotes)


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The money you have gives you freedom; the money you pursue enslaves you. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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There are a great many people accumulating what they think is vast wealth, but it’s only money. Alan Watts

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Money is a great servant but a bad master. Francis Bacon

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Spend your money on the things money can buy. Spend your time on the things money can’t buy. Haruki Murakami

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I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it’s not the answer. Jim Carrey

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All the money you made will never buy back your soul. Bob Dylan Click to tweet

When I had money everyone called me brother. Polish proverb

I’d like to live as a poor man with lots of money. Pablo Picasso

Don’t just make money, make a difference. Grant Cardone

Money moves from those who do not manage it to those who do. Dave Ramsey

My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time. Steve Jobs

Wealth is not about having a lot of money; it’s about having a lot of options. Chris Rock

That man is richest whose pleasures are cheapest. Henry David Thoreau

Invest in as much of yourself as you can, you are your own biggest asset by far. Warren Buffett

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Formal education will make you a living. Self-education will make you a fortune. Jim Rohn Click to tweet

I don’t want to make money. I just want to be wonderful. Marilyn Monroe

The ultimate purpose of money is so that you do not have to be in a specific place at a specific time doing anything you don’t want to do. Naval Ravikant

Seek wealth, not money or status. Wealth is having assets that earn while you sleep. Money is how we transfer time and wealth. Status is your place in the social hierarchy. Naval Ravikant

Money is numbers and numbers never end. If it takes money to be happy, your search for happiness will never end. Bob Marley

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Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much. Erich Fromm

The best way to become a billionaire is to help a billion people. Peter Diamandis Click to tweet

The rich invest their money and spend what is left; the poor spend their money and invest what is left. Jim Rohn

Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. And it will leave you unfulfilled. Barack Obama

You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity. Thomas Wolfe

Don’t let making a living prevent you from making a life. John Wooden Click to tweet

It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor. Seneca

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Rule No. 1: Never lose money. Rule No. 2: Never forget Rule No. 1. Warren Buffett Click to tweet

I always knew I was going to be rich. I don’t think I ever doubted it for a minute. Warren Buffett

The more money you make the more problems you get. Christopher George Latore Wallace (Notorious B.I.G.)

We don’t make movies to make money, we make money to make more movies. Walt Disney

Money is not the only answer, but it makes a difference. Barack Obama

If you can get paid for doing what you love, every paycheck is a bonus. Oprah Winfrey

Money can’t buy happiness, but it will certainly get you a better class of memories. Ronald Reagan

Simply put: we don’t build services to make money; we make money to build better services. And we think this is a good way to build something. Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook)

Whoever loves money will never have enough. Ecclesiastes 5:10

There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else. Sam Walton (Walmart)

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Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. Benjamin Franklin

The rich cannot accumulate wealth without the co-operation of the poor in society. Mahatma Gandhi

We have always believed that it’s possible to make money without being evil. Larry Page (Google)

Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will. Nelson Mandela

Capital as such is not evil; it is its wrong use that is evil. Capital in some form or other will always be needed. Mahatma Gandhi

We buy things we don’t need with money we don’t have to impress people we don’t like. Tyler Durden (Fight Club) Click to tweet

Success is having to worry about every damn thing in the world, except money. Johnny Cash

My formula for success is rise early, work late and strike oil. J. Paul Getty

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

It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating. Oscar Wilde

I don’t care too much for money, for money can’t buy me love. The Beatles

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Rich people are committed to being rich. Poor people want to be rich. T. Harv Eker Click to tweet

Be your money’s master, not its slave. Publilius Syrus

Money doesn’t buy happiness – it buys freedom. Naval Ravikant

Rich people focus on opportunities. Poor people focus on obstacles. T. Harv Eker

It does not take money to make money. Robert T. Kiyosaki

All money is a matter of belief. Adam Smith

Money may be spent but never squandered. Li Ka Shing

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Some people are so poor, all they have is money. Unknown Click to tweet

A man in debt is so far a slave. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Money is like manure. You have to spread it around or it smells. J. Paul Getty

Money is a way of measuring wealth but is not wealth in itself. Alan Watts

Don’t go broke trying to go rich. Unknown (Submitted by the Wisdom Quotes Community)

Money doesn’t change people. It unmasks them. Unknown

A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money. W. C. Fields

Money is the best deodorant. Elizabeth Taylor

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The fools in life want things fast and easy — money, success, attention. Robert Greene

Life is a game. Money is how we keep score. Ted Turner

Rich people think big. Poor people think small. T. Harv Eker

Rich people play the money game to win. Poor people play the money game to not lose. T. Harv Eker

Money grows on the tree of persistence. Japanese proverb Click to tweet

If money’s where you find happiness, you’ll always be poor. NF

If you cannot control your emotions, you cannot control your money. Warren Buffett

Money, like vodka, turns a person into an eccentric. Anton Chekhov

Money has no grey areas. You either make it or you lose it. Kevin O’Leary (Shark Tank)

Words are the money of fools. Thomas Hobbes

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Fortune sides with him who dares. Virgil Click to tweet

Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination. Oscar Wilde

I find out what the world needs. Then, I go ahead and invent it. Thomas A. Edison

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. Robert T. Kiyosaki

There is gold everywhere. Most people are not trained to see it. Robert T. Kiyosaki

Like Warren, I had a considerable passion to get rich, not because I wanted Ferraris – I wanted the independence. I desperately wanted it. Charlie Munger

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. Thomas Edison

I’m hard working, frugal, steadfast, willing to learn and to build a credible name. Li Ka Shing

What matters is that you achieve success and become free. Then you can do whatever you like. Kevin O’Leary (Shark Tank)

It’s not about the money. It’s about the life I want to live. Unknown

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Make your goal more than money. Make it about helping people and creating a better future. Maxime Lagacé

If your goal is to be comfortable, chances are you’ll never get rich. But if your goal is to be rich, chances are you’ll end up mighty comfortable. T. Harv Eker (Secrets of the Millionaire Mind)

Rich people act in spite of fear. Poor people let fear stop them. T. Harv Eker

Rich people choose to get paid based on results. Poor people choose to get paid based on time. T. Harv Eker

Keep your eye on the goal, keep moving toward your target. T. Harv Eker

It’s simple arithmetic: “Your income can grow only to the extent you do”. T. Harv Eker

Where the determination is, the way can be found. George S. Clason (The Richest Man in Babylon)

Opportunity is a haughty goddess who wastes no time with those who are unprepared. George S. Clason (The Richest Man in Babylon)

To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy. Bette Davis

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The goal isn’t more money. The goal is living life on your terms. Chris Brogan

You have to be myopic and completely focused and unbalanced in every way. Once you’ve achieved success, you’re free to do whatever you like. Kevin O’Leary (Shark Tank)

Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. Warren Buffett Click to tweet

If you don’t find a way to make money while you sleep, you will work until you die. Warren Buffett

If you don’t get serious about your money you will never have serious money. Grant Cardone

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Lottery: A tax on people who are bad at math. Ambrose Bierce Click to tweet

Does running out of money count as exercise? Unknown

Women and wine, game and deceit, make the wealth small and the wants great. Benjamin Franklin

It’s amazing how fast later comes when you buy now. Milton Berle

Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit. George Carlin

A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don’t need it. Bob Hope

Cocaine is God’s way of telling you you are making too much money. Robin Williams

If you didn’t get the deferred-gratification gene, you’ve got to work very hard to overcome that. Charlie Munger

Men are like bank accounts. Without a lot of money they don’t generate a lot of interest. Unknown

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Taking drugs and thinking that you are happy is like taking a loan and thinking you have money. Thibaut

There’s no money in poetry, but then there’s no poetry in money, either. Robert Graves

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

Inflation is taxation without legislation. Milton Friedman

People say that money is not the key to happiness, but I always figured if you have enough money, you can have a key made. Joan Rivers

Money and women are the most sought after and the least known about of any two things we have. Will Rogers

The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it in your back pocket. Will Rogers

Advertising is the art of convincing people to spend money they don’t have for something they don’t need. Will Rogers

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There are two things people want more than sex and money… recognition and praise. Mary Kay Ash

If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of car payments. Earl Wilson Click to tweet

The funny thing is, the people who work really hard, they work really hard so they can sit on their ass – they just want to sit on their ass in nicer surroundings. Karl Pilkington

Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs. Zig Ziglar

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. P. J. O’Rourke

Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail. Kinky Friedman

Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping. Gertrude Stein

I put a dollar in one of those change machines. Nothing changed. George Carlin

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You don’t get rich by spending your time to save money. You get rich by saving your time to make money. Naval Ravikant Click to tweet

Frugality includes all the other virtues. Cicero

Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant. Epictetus (Enchiridion)

Just because you can afford it doesn’t mean you should buy it. Suze Orman

If you want to get rich, remember that the way to do it is via equity, not salary. Sam Altman

Real wealth is not about money. Real wealth is: not having to go to meetings, not having to spend time with jerks, not being locked into status games, not feeling like you have to say “yes”, not worrying about others claiming your time and energy. Real wealth is about freedom. James Clear

Human beings are much bigger than just making money. Muhammad Yunus

In the Middle Ages, the rich spent their money carelessly on extravagant luxuries, whereas peasants lived frugally minding every penny. Today, the tables have turned. The rich take great care managing their assets and investments while the less well go into debt buying cars and televisions they don’t really need. Yuval Noah Harari

The supreme commandment of the rich is ‘Invest! The supreme commandment of the rest of us is ‘Buy!’. Yuval Noah Harari

Wealth does not make people happy, but positive increases in wealth may. Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Do not spend what is left after spending, but spend what is left after saving. Warren Buffett

To acquire money requires valor, to keep money requires prudence, and to spend money well is an art. Berthold Auerbach

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Without wisdom, gold is quickly lost by those who have it. George S. Clason (The Richest Man In Babylon)

Look to your health; and if you have it, praise God, and value it next to a good conscience; for health is the second blessing that we mortals are capable of; a blessing that money cannot buy. Izaak Waldon

Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons. Woody Allen

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

By sowing frugality we reap liberty, a golden harvest. Agesilaus

Money cannot buy peace of mind. It cannot heal ruptured relationships, or build meaning into a life that has none. Richard M. DeVos

A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart. Jonathan Swift Click to tweet

Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn. Miguel de Cervantes

The end goal of money is to take back control of how you spend your time. @orangebook_

Not having money to spend doesn’t mean we can’t have well-spent moments every day. Sarah Ban Breathnach

A sign of wealth: No longer needing an alarm clock to wake up. Greg Isenberg

What difference does it make how much you have? What you do not have amounts to much more. Seneca

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See also: 7 Lessons about Money and Life (chrisreining.com)

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Ultimately, there’s one investment that supersedes all others: Invest in yourself. Warren Buffett Click to tweet

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maxime lagace

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running. His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal. He also studied at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. A few years later, he started his first website to share his passion for quotes.

Maxime is a father of two, INFJ and also loves running. His best 5k is 17 minutes 41 seconds and his best marathon (42k) is in 3 hours 33 minutes 11 seconds (with 1800 meters of elevation gain).

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, nutrition, bananas, SEO, human potential, education, learning, productivity and minimalism.

Finally, he is (very) far from being perfect.

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6 comments

  1. Strong and interesting quotes. This is my favourite:

    The companies that are successful, they start out to make meaning, not to make money. Guy Kawasaki

  2. Thumbs up. The funniest was:
    “The quickest was to double your money is folding it in two and putting in in your back pocket”.

  3. This is a noble quote. I can’t agree more. If you give a buck when it’s the only thing you have, you are giving 100%.

    1. Yes, that’s real generosity, real love, real inspiration, that’s what it is.

      Thanks for sharing with us Gai,
      Maxime

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