Money Quotes: 101 Quotes About Wealth To Keep You Motivated

Updated: January 21, 2021
by Ray Alexander

Money quotes are undoubtedly more popular than others (e.g. relationships) because quotes about money are all directly related to life; we all need money, we all have to deal with it. Yet, obtaining wealth is not your ultimate goal in life. It will only give you the freedom to do things you want to do.

While you desperately try to earn it for the sake of it, you are unlikely to get it, or even if you do, you'll never be happy. First, appreciate what you already have, then be generous to others and contribute towards the economy at large. As a result, you'll get your return naturally - spend money to make money, that's what I believe!

Here are 101 quotes about wealth left by successful people in different fields over the past decades/centuries to hopefully keep you motivated.

Money Quotes About Wealth To Keep You Motivated
  1. 1
    "Don't tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I'll tell you what you value." - Joe Biden
  2. 2
    "Today the greatest single source of wealth is between your ears." - Brian Tracy
  3. 3
    "Don't tell me where your priorities are. Show me where you spend your money and I'll tell you what they are." - James W. Frick
  4. 4
    "I deserve to be employed and paid well for my time, efforts, and ideas. Each day, I am closer to finding the perfect job for me." - Karen Civil
  5. 5
    "I pity the man who wants a coat so cheap that the man or woman who produces the cloth shall starve in the process." - Benjamin Harrison
  6. 6
    "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 of you." - Maya Angelou
  7. 7
    "When buying shares, ask yourself, would you buy the whole company?" - Rene Revkin
  8. 8
    "If you want to know what a man is really like, take notice of how he acts when he loses money." - Simone Weil
  9. 9
    "Money is multiplied in practical value depending on the number of W’s you control in your life: what you do, when you do it, where you do it, and with whom you do it." - Timothy Ferriss
  10. 10
    "It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating." - Oscar Wilde
  11. 11
    "Money is good for nothing unless you know the value of it by experience." - P.T. Barnum
  12. 12
    "I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money." - Pablo Picasso
  13. 13
    "An investment in knowledge pays the best dividends." - Benjamin Franklin
  14. 14
    "The person who doesn't know where his next dollar is coming from usually doesn't know where his last dollar went." - Anonymous
  15. 15
    "Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn." - Miguel de Cervantes
  1. 16
    "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." - Warren Buffett
Warren Buffett
  1. 17
    "If you live for having it all, what you have is never enough." - Vicki Robin
  2. 18
    "It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor." - Seneca
  3. 19
    "My old father used to have a saying: If you make a bad bargain, hug it all the tighter." - Abraham Lincoln
  4. 20
    "When a fellow says, 'it ain't the money but the principle of the thing', it's the money." - Artemus Ward
  5. 21
    "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
  6. 22
    "He who loses money, loses much. He who loses a friend, loses much more. He who loses faith, loses all." - Eleanor Roosevelt
  7. 23
    "All riches have their origin in mind. Wealth is in ideas - not money." - Robert Collier
  8. 24
    "That man is richest, whose pleasures are cheapest." - Henry David Thoreau
  9. 25
    "I made my money the old-fashioned way. I was very nice to a wealthy relative right before he died." - Malcolm Forbes
  10. 26
    "Price is what you pay. Value is what you get." - Warren Buffett
  11. 27
    "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." - Winston Churchill
  12. 28
    "I love money. I love everything about it. I bought some pretty good stuff. Got me a $300 pair of socks. Got a fur sink. An electric dog polisher. A gasoline powered turtleneck sweater. And, of course, I bought some dumb stuff, too." - Steve Martin
  13. 29
    "Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes." - Zig Ziglar
  14. 30
    "The individual investor should act consistently as an investor and not as a speculator." - Ben Graham
  1. 31
    "Wealth is not about having a lot of money; it's about having a lot of options." - Chris Rock
Wealth is about having a lot of options Chris Rock
  1. 32
    "Before you can become a millionaire, you must learn to think like one. You must learn how to motivate yourself to counter fear with courage." - Thomas J. Stanley
  2. 33
    "Try to save something while your salary is small; it’s impossible to save after you begin to earn more." - Jack Benny
  3. 34
    "Wealth is the ability to fully experience life." - Henry David Thoreau
  4. 35
    "Know what you own, and know why you own it." - Peter Lynch
  5. 36
    "Money is like muck, not good unless it be spread." - Francis Bacon
  6. 37
    "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." - Dave Ramsey
  7. 38
    "I never attempt to make money on the stock market. I buy on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for ten years." - Warren Buffett
  8. 39
    "I’m only rich because I know when I’m wrong…I basically have survived by recognizing my mistakes." - George Soros
  9. 40
    "The stock market is filled with individuals who know the price of everything, but the value of nothing." - Phillip Fisher
  10. 41
    "It’s simple arithmetic; your income can grow only to the extent that you do." - T. Harv Eker
  1. 42
    "Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery." - Charles Dickens
  2. 43
    "Money is a terrible master but an excellent servant." - P.T. Barnum
  3. 44
    Too many people spend money they earned to buy things they don't want but to impress people that they don't like." - Will Rogers
  4. 45
    "Wealth is largely the result of habit." - John Jacob Astor
  5. 46
    "Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. There is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one." - Benjamin Franklin
  6. 47
    "Every time you borrow money, you're robbing your future self. " - Nathan W. Morris
  7. 48
    "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
  8. 49
    "Money often costs too much." - Epictetus
  9. 50
    "Frugality includes all the other virtues." - Cicero
  1. 51
    "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
  2. 52
    "All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea." - Napoleon Hill
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    "What’s keeping you from being rich? In most cases it’s simply a lack of belief. In order to become rich, you must believe you can do it, and you must take the actions necessary to achieve your goal." - Suze Orman
  4. 54
    "The Stock Market is designed to transfer money from the active to the patient." - Warren Buffett
  5. 55
    "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
  6. 56
    "I don't pay good wages because I have a lot of money; I have a lot of money because I pay good wages." - Robert Bosch
  7. 57
    "No wealth can ever make a bad man at peace with himself." - Plato
  8. 58
    "Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune." - Jim Rohn
  9. 59
    "What we really want to do is what we are really meant to do. When we do what we are meant to do, money comes to us, doors open for us, we feel useful, and the work we do feels like play to us." - Julia Cameron
  10. 60
    "Fortune sides with him who dares." - Virgil
  11. 61
    "If you have trouble imagining a 20% loss in the stock market, you shouldn’t be in stocks." - John Bogle
  12. 62
    "A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart." - Jonathan Swift
  13. 63
    "Many folks think they aren’t good at earning money, when what they don’t know is how to use it." - Frank A. Clark
  14. 64
    "A real entrepreneur is somebody who has no safety net underneath them." - Henry Kravis

  1. 65
    "The primary difference between a rich person and a poor person is how they use their time." - Robert Kiyosaki
Robert Kiyosaki Rich Person Poor Person How They Use Their Time.
  1. 66
    "You can't work three hours a week and make $100,000. Get rich quick doesn't work. Crock pot mentality always defeats microwave mentality!" - Dave Ramsey
  2. 67
    "Only buy something that you’d be perfectly happy to hold if the market shuts down for 10 years" - Warren Buffett
  3. 68
    "How many millionaires do you know who have become wealthy by investing in savings accounts? I rest my case." - Robert G. Allen
  4. 69
    "If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting." - Benjamin Franklin
  5. 70
    "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
  6. 71
    "It's how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success." - David Feherty
  7. 72
    "When I had money, everyone called me brother." - Polish proverb
  8. 73
    "Honesty is a very expensive gift, Don't expect it from cheap people." - Warren Buffett
  9. 74
    "A simple fact that is hard to learn is that the time to save money is when you have some." - Joe Moore
  10. 75
    "Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs." - Zig Ziglar
  11. 76
    "I have about concluded that wealth is a state of mind, and that anyone can acquire a wealthy state of mind by thinking rich thoughts." - Edward Young
  12. 77
    "Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver." - Ayn Rand
  13. 78
    "As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big." - Donald Trump
  14. 79
    "The habit of saving is itself an education; it fosters every virtue, teaches self-denial, cultivates the sense of order, trains to forethought, and so broadens the mind." - T.T. Munger

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  1. 80
    "Everyday is a bank account, and time is our currency. No one is rich, no one is poor, we’ve got 24 hours each." - Christopher Rice
  2. 81
    "Buy when everyone else is selling and hold until everyone else is buying. That's not just a catchy slogan. It's the very essence of successful investing." - J. Paul Getty
  3. 82
    "A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore." - Yogi Berra
  4. 83
    "Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort." - Franklin D. Roosevelt
  5. 84
    "If you don’t value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents. Value what you know & start charging for it." - Kim Garst
  6. 85
    "Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much." - Erich Fromm
  7. 86
    "Wealth after all is a relative thing since he that has little and wants less is richer than he that has much and wants more." - Charles Caleb Colton
  8. 87
    "The best investment you can make is in yourself. The more you learn, the more you earn." - Warren Buffett
  9. 88
    "A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him." - David Brinkley
  10. 89
    "Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time." - Jim Rohn
  11. 90
    "If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed." - Edmund Burke
  1. 91
    "The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth if you lost all your money." - Anonymous
The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth if you lost all your money.
  1. 92
    "It's not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It's the customer who pays the wages." - Henry Ford
  2. 93
    "Investing should be more like watching paint dry or watching grass grow. If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Las Vegas." - Paul Samuelson
  3. 94
    "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
  4. 95
    "Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you invest, investigate. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. Before you retire, save. Before you die, give." - William A. Ward
  5. 96
    "You must gain control over your money or the lack of it will forever control you." - Dave Ramsey
  6. 97
    "Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants." - Epictetus
  7. 98
    "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 Kiyosaki
  8. 99
    "A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." - Lao Tzu
  9. 100
    "Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that." - Norman Vincent Peale
  10. 101
    "Never spend your money before you have earned it." - Thomas Jefferson

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  1. The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth if you lost all your money I don’t understand this one can you explain

    1. Hi Julie, I can interpret the quote in two ways which are similar to each other. One is that when you’ve lost everything, how you take things from there (the ability to turn your life around) matters. The other one is that wealth is not always referred to as money but as the value that you have as a human being. You could be a millionaire by deceiving people, that’s not the real wealth. I may be wrong but that’s how I read the quote. Thanks for your comment!

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  3. Truly inspirational! Every procrastinator should learn from these quotes! Some of them I have never heard of but I see your Instagram posts and get inspired every day. You are one of the best motivational blog owners. I wish you continued success in money making in years to come!

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