Popular Quotes and Sayings about Money

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

A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read. ~Mark Twain

Last night I stayed up late playing poker with Tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died. ~Steven Wright

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

My one regret in life is that I am not someone else. ~Woody Allen

The wages of sin are unreported. ~Unknown

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

Arithmetic is being able to count up to twenty without taking off your shoes. ~Mickey Mouse

To be a saint is the exception; to be upright is the rule. Err, falter, sin, but be upright. To commit the least possible sin is the law for man. Sin is a gravitation. ~Victor Hugo

Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody. ~Benjamin Franklin

If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting. ~Benjamin Franklin

He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money. ~Benjamin Franklin

He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals. ~Benjamin Franklin

I have enough money to last me the rest of my life, unless I buy something. ~Jackie Mason

There must be more to life than having everything. ~Maurice Sendak

Discretion in speech is more than eloquence. ~Sir Francis Bacon

Make money your god and it will plague you like the devil. ~Henry Fielding

Lack of money is no obstacle. Lack of an idea is an obstacle. ~Ken Hakuta

Do not be fooled into believing that because a man is rich he is necessarily smart. There is ample proof to the contrary. ~Julius Rosenwald

The creator of the universe works in mysterious ways. But he uses a base ten counting system and likes round numbers. ~Scott Adams

The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. ~Walter Bagehot

For most folks, no news is good news; for the press, good news is not news. ~Gloria Borger

One must be poor to know the luxury of giving. ~George Eliot

It is well to give when asked but it is better to give unasked, through understanding. ~Kahlil Gibran

Be rich to yourself and poor to your friends. ~Juvenal

The best way to realize the pleasure of feeling rich is to live in a smaller house than your means would entitle you to have. ~Edward Clarke

A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart. ~Jonathan Swift

Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt of, not swallowed. ~Josh Billings

Be you in what line of life you may, it will be amongst your misfortunes if you have not time properly to attend to pecuniary [monetary] matters. Want of attention to these matters has impeded the progress of science and of genius itself. ~William Cobbett

The art of living easily as to money is to pitch your scale of living one degree below your means. ~Sir Henry Taylor

The strongest man in the world is the man who stands alone. ~Thomas H. Huxley

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

Riches may enable us to confer favours, but to confer them with propriety and grace requires a something that riches cannot give. ~Charles Caleb Colton

Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength. ~Hasidic Saying

Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves. ~Joseph P. Thompson

Promote yourself, but do not demote another. ~Israel Salanter

Life only demands from you the strength you possess. Only one feat is possible - not to have run away. ~Dag Hammarskjold

Every man is the architect of his own fortune. ~Sallust

If thou are a master, be sometimes blind; if a servant, sometimes deaf. ~Thomas Fuller

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook. ~William James

He that respects himself is safe from others. He wears a coat of mail that none can pierce. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

He had heard people speak contemptuously of money: he wondered if they had ever tried to do without it. ~W. Somerset Maugham

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

My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income. ~Errol Flynn

Remember that nobody will ever get ahead of you as long as he is kicking you in the seat of the pants. ~Walter Winchell

The easiest way for your children to learn about money is for you not to have any. ~Katharine Whitehorn

The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just. ~Abraham Lincoln

Never spend your money before you have it. ~Thomas Jefferson

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

I have been thinking that I would make a proposition to my Republican friends... that if they will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them. ~Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.

A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon it adds up to real money. ~Senator Everett Dirksen

A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece. ~Ludwig Erhard

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

Never express yourself more clearly than you are able to think. ~Niels Bohr

Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday. ~Don Marquis

Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own. ~Aesop