30 Quotes On Money That Will Make You Think Twice

4/1/14 1:17PM EST

30 Quotes On Money That Will Make You Think Twice 30 Quotes On Money That Will Make You Think Twice

For as long as currency has existed in this world, men and women have been musing about it and its impact on business, on happiness, and on the future. Here are a few of my favorites to get you thinking.

1. “Do not save what is left after spending, but spend what is left after saving.” -Warren Buffet, business magnate, investor and philanthropist.

2. “Money often costs too much.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson, American author.

3. “Money can’t buy happiness but it will certainly get you a better class of memories.” -Ronald Reagan, actor and 40th President of the United States.

4. “Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish but it will not replace you as the driver.” -Ayn Rand, author and philosopher.

5. “Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.” -Woody Allen, actor and writer.

6. “Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money. It lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States.

7. “The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” -Henry David Thoreau, American author.

8. “I have never understood why it is ‘greed’ to want to keep the money you have earned but not greed to want to take somebody else’s money.” -Thomas Sowell, economist, social theorist and political philosopher.

9. “It’s not in the dreaming, it’s in the doing.” -Mark Cuban, businessman, investor and owner of Dallas Mavericks.

10. “I have ways of making money that you know nothing of.” -John D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil Company.

11. “The key to making money is to stay invested.” -Suze Orman, financial adviser and author.

12. “Too many people spend money they haven’t earned to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.” -Will Smith, actor.

13. “A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.” -Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company.

14. “I’m 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, television host, philanthropist, and media proprietor.

15. “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” -Jim Rohn, entrepreneur and speaker.

16. “Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” -Albert Einstein, physicist.

17. “Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.” -Benjamin Franklin, Founding Father and inventor.

18. “Every day I get up and look through Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I’m not there, I go to work.” -Robert Orben, comedian and writer.

19. “It’s a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.” -Albert Camus, Nobel Prize winning author and philosopher.

20. “I’d like to live as a poor man with lots of money.” -Pablo Picasso, artist.

21. “Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.” -George Carlin, comedian and writer.

22. “Don’t worry about writing a book or getting famous or making money. Just lead an interesting life.” -Michael Morpurgo, English author and poet.

23. “If you want to know what a man is really like, take notice of how he acts when he loses money.” -Simone Weil, French philosopher and political activist.

24. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” -Thomas Edison, inventor.

25. “Be nice to geeks. You’ll probably end up working for one.” Bill Gates, business magnate and philanthropist.

26. “Do not wait to strike until the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.” -William B. Sprague, American clergyman.

27.  “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 you.” -Maya Angelou, American author.

28. “Know what you own and why you own it.” -Peter Lynch, American businessman and stock investor.

29.  “Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.” -Carl Sandburg, American author.

30. “I don’t think of work as work and play as play. It’s all living.” -Richard Branson, English business magnate and investor.


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