Finances The Best Quotes About Money  

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A list of the best money quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous money quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic money quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational money quotes from that same writer.

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

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The Lord commonly gives riches to foolish people, to whom he gives nothing else. Martin Luther

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Money won't make you happy... but everybody wants to find out for themselves. Zig Ziglar

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If a person gets his attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area in his life. Billy Graham

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Money, it turned out, was exactly like sex, you thought of nothing else if you didn't have it and thought of other things if you did. James Baldwin

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When money is taken freedom is forsaken.

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

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Money is like fire, an element as little troubled by moralizing as earth, air and water. Men can employ it as a tool or they can dance around it as if it were the incarnation of a god. Money votes socialist or monarchist, finds a profit in pornography or translations from the Bible, commissions Rembrandt and underwrites the technology of Auschwitz. It acquires its meaning from the uses to which it is put. Lewis Lapham

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When money speaks the truth is silent.

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Money will buy a bed but not sleep; books but not brains; food but not appetite; finery but not beauty; a house but not a home; medicine but not health; luxuries but not culture; amusements but not happiness; religion but not salvation; a passport to everywhere but heaven.

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Make all you can, save all you can, give all you can. John Wesley

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The poor man's budget is full of schemes.

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The most valuable of all human possessions, next to a superior and disdainful air, is the reputation of being well-to-do. H. L. Mencken

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The price we have to pay for money is sometimes liberty. Robert Louis Stevenson

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Preoccupation with money is the great test of small natures, but only a small test of great ones. Nicolas Chamfort

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Where gold speaks every tongue is silent.

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Nowadays nothing but money counts: a fortune brings honors, friendships, the poor man everywhere lies low. Ovid

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The day, water, sun, moon, night -- I do not have to purchase these things with money. Plautus

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Money is flat and meant to be piled up.

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Getting money is like digging with a needle, spending it is like water soaking into sand.

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If you are poor, though you dwell in the busy marketplace, no one will inquire about you; if you are rich, though you dwell in the heart of the mountains, you will have distant relatives.

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I know of nothing more despicable and pathetic than a man who devotes all the hours of the waking day to the making of money for money's sake. John D. Rockefeller

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I don't care too much for money, money can't buy me love. John Lennon

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Money doesn't always bring happiness. A man with ten million dollars is no happier than a man with nine million dollars.

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A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things. -- Ecclesiastes 10:19

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The lack of money is the root of all evils. Mark Twain

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Whatever you have spend less. Samuel Johnson

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Rule No.1: Never lose money. Rule No.2: Never forget rule No.1. Warren Buffett

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The covetous man never has money. The prodigal will have none shortly. Ben Jonson

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We might make a public moan in the newspapers about the decay of conscience, but in private conversation, no matter what crimes a man may have committed or how cynically he may have debased his talent or his friends, variations on the answer Yes, but I did it for the money, satisfy all but the most tiresome objections. Lewis Lapham

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There are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money. Samuel Johnson

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Money's a horrid thing to follow, but a charming thing to meet. Henry James

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The importance of money flows from it being a link between the present and the future. John Maynard Keynes

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The love of money grows as the money itself grows. Juvenal

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Money is the most important thing in the world. It represents health, strength, honor, generosity, and beauty as conspicuously as the want of it represents illness, weakness, disgrace, meanness, and ugliness. George Bernard Shaw

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I have not observed men's honesty to increase with their riches. Thomas Jefferson

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If you have money, men think you are wise, handsome, and able to sing like a bird.

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Money begets money.

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It doesn't matter whether you are rich or poor -- as long as you've got money. Joe E. Lewis

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God shows his contempt for wealth by the kind of person he selects to receive it. Austin O'Malley

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But for money and the need of it, there would not be half the friendship in the world. It is powerful for good if divinely used. Give it plenty of air and it is sweet as the hawthorn; shut it up and it cankers and breeds worms. George MacDonald

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When you have too much month for you paycheck, then what you need to do is realize that there is abundance all around you and focus on the abundance and not your lack and as night follows day abundance will come to you. Sidney Madwed

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There is no intrinsic worth in money but what is alterable with the times, and whether a guinea goes for twenty pounds or for a shilling, it is the labor of the poor and not the high and low value that is set on gold or silver, which all the comforts of life must arise from. Bernard Mandeville

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If you want him to mourn, you had best leave him nothing. Martial

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All social rules and all relations between individuals are eroded by a cash economy, avarice drags Pluto himself out of the bowels of the earth. Karl Marx

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Money is like a sixth sense without which you cannot make a complete use of the other five. W. Somerset Maugham

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I don't like money actually, but it quiets the nerves. Joe E. Lewis

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There is nothing so habit-forming as money. Don Marquis

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The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives in a world in which it is overestimated. H. L. Mencken

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Taking it all in all, I find it is more trouble to watch after money than to get it. Michel de Montaigne