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Money Quotes

Below is a compilation of famous quotes and sayings relating to money. Money consists of official currency, coins, and negotiable paper notes issued by a government. The origins of money lie in barter. Before modern currency, items would be exchanged for comparable value goods. Do you have a favorite quote or quotes about money that you think others would enjoy? Let us know.

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Money isn't everything as long as you have enough.  ~ Malcolm Forbes


Lack of money is the root of all evil.  ~ George Bernard Shaw


A man's soul may be buried and perish under a dungheap or in a furrow of the field, just as well as under a pile of money.  ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne


I am opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me the position.  ~ Mark Twain



It is an unfortunate human failing that a full pocketbook often groans more loudly than an empty stomach.  ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt


When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is.  ~ Oscar Wilde


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


What's the use of money if you have to earn it.  ~ George Bernard Shaw


I don't have a bank account because I don't know my mother's maiden name.  ~ Paula Poundstone


The love of money is the source of an enormous amount of good; the fact that the good is a by-product of the selfish pursuit of riches has nothing to do with its indisputable value.  ~ Leo Rosten


Money brings some happiness but after a certain point it just brings more money.  ~ Neil Simon


I don't even like money. It just quiets my nerves.  ~ Joe Louis


Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.  ~ Henry David Thoreau


Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.  ~ Norman Vincent Peale


If all the economists were laid end to end, they'd never reach a conclusion.  ~ George Bernard Shaw


Money isn't the most important thing in life, but it's reasonably close to oxygen on the "gotta have it" scale. ~ Zig Ziglar


It's not that it's so good with money, but that it's so bad without it.  ~ George Sanders


Never put your money in anything that eats or needs repairing.  ~ Billy Rose


There is only one class in the community that thinks more about money than the rich, and that is the poor.  ~ Oscar Wilde


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


You can be young without money, but you can't be old without it.  ~ Tennessee Williams


Behind every great fortune there is a crime.  ~ Honoré de Balzac


He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has.  ~ Henry Ward Beecher


Money is power, freedom, a cushion, the root of all evil, the sum of blessings.  ~ Carl Sandburg


There are several ways to apportion the family income, all of them unsatisfactory.  ~ Robert Benchley


Money often costs too much.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


It's a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.  ~ Albert Camus


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


A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore.  ~ Yogi Berra


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


Anything that just costs money is cheap.  ~ John Steinbeck


I don't want to make money, I just want to be wonderful.  ~ Marilyn Monroe


They deem me mad because I will not sell my days for gold; and I deem them mad because they think my days have a price.  ~ Kahlil Gibran


The only thing that can console one for being poor is extravagance.  ~ Oscar Wilde


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


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


Bravery and faith bring both material and spiritual rewards.  ~ Preston Bradley


Money makes even bastards legitimate.  ~ Billy Wilder


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


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


Don't stay in bed, unless you can make money in bed.  ~
George Burns


For many men, the aquisition of wealth does not end their troubles, it only changes them.  ~ Marcus Annaues Seneca


After you're older, two things are possibly more important than any others: health and money.  ~ Helen Gurley Brown


No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he only had good intentions. He has money as well.  ~ Margaret Thatcher


Sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.  ~ Donald Trump


While money can't buy happiness, it certainly lets you choose your own form of misery.  ~ Groucho Marx


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


Money is something you got to make in case you don't die.  ~ Max Asnas


There is nothing more demoralizing than a small but adequate income.  ~ Edmund Wilson


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


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


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


It frees you from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy.  ~ Groucho Marx


To be extravagant you need money. True. But you do not need your own money.  ~ George Mikes


He is rich who owes nothing.  ~ Polich proverb


A fool and his money are soon married.  ~ Carolyn Wells


Never in the history of human credit has so much been owed.  ~ Margaret Thatcher


Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.  ~
Thomas Jefferson


Budget: a mathematical confirmation of your suspicions.  ~ A.A. Latimer


If you wan to steal money, don't rob a bank - open one.  ~ Bertolt Brecht


Do what you love, the money will follow.  ~ Marsha Sinetar


Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game.  ~ Donald Trump


The darkest hour in any man's life is when he sits down to plan how to get money without earning it.  ~ Horace Greeley


I'm not interested in money. I only want to be wonderful.  ~ Marilyn Monroe


If all men were rich, all men would be poor.  ~
Mark Twain


With money in your pocket you are wise, you are handsome, and you sing well, too.  ~ Yiddish proverb


To money, the finest linguist in the world!  ~ Minna Thomas Antrim



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