60 of My Favorite Quotes on Money & Success

  1. Too many people spend money they earned to buy things they don’t want to impress people that they don’t like. — Will Rogers
  1. Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants. — Epictetus
  1. It’s how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success. — David Feherty
  1. An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. — Benjamin Franklin
  1. 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
  1. Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. — Thomas Edison
  1. 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
  1. 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
  1. Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. — Jim Rohn
  1. Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver. — Ayn Rand
  1. 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
  1. It’s not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It’s the customer who pays the wages. — Henry Ford
  1. Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that. — Norman Vincent Peale
  1. 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
  1. 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
  1. 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
  1. 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
  1. How many millionaires do you know who have become wealthy by investing in savings accounts? I rest my case. — Robert G. Allen
  1. I made my money the old-fashioned way. I was very nice to a wealthy relative right before he died. — Malcolm Forbes
  1. The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth if you lost all your money. — Anonymous
  1. Money is a terrible master but an excellent servant. — P.T. Barnum
  1. Try to save something while your salary is small; it’s impossible to save after you begin to earn more. — Jack Benny
  1. Wealth is the ability to fully experience life. — Henry David Thoreau
  1. I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. — Thomas Jefferson
  1. You must gain control over your money or the lack of it will forever control you. — Dave Ramsey
  1. 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
  1. Every time you borrow money, you’re robbing your future self. — Nathan W. Morris
  1. Never spend your money before you have it. — Thomas Jefferson
  1. Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it. — Benjamin Franklin
  1. 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
  1. 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
  1. 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
  1. Don’t tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you value.” — Joe Biden
  1. 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
  1. It is time for us to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever, the one who recognizes the challenge and does something about it. — Vince Lombardi
  1. It’s not the situation, but whether we react (negative) or respond (positive) to the situation that’s important. — Zig Ziglar
  1. Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present. — Roger Babson
  1. The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. — Ayn Rand
  1. Screw it, Let’s do it! — Richard Branson
  1. If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to meet it! — Jonathan Winters
  1. As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big. — Donald Trump
  1. The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. — Vidal Sassoon
  1. Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. — Winston Churchill
  1. Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  1. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. — Lao Tzu
  1. Persist – don’t take no for an answer. If you’re happy to sit at your desk and not take any risk, you’ll be sitting at your desk for the next 20 years. — David Rubenstein
  1. Fortune sides with him who dares. — Virgil
  1. If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed. — Edmund Burke
  1. No wealth can ever make a bad man at peace with himself. — Plato
  1. My formula for success is rise early, work late and strike oil. — JP Getty
  1. Money is not the only answer, but it makes a difference. — Barack Obama
  2. The lack of money is the root of all evil. — Mark Twain
  3. “Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.” Zig Ziglar
  1. “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
  1. “If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting.” — Ben Franklin
  1. “Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn.”  — Miguel de Cervantes
  1. “I pity that man who wants a coat so cheap that the man or woman who produces the cloth shall starve in the process.” — Benjamin Harrison
  1. “A simple fact that is hard to learn is that the time to save money is when you have some.” — Joe Moore

59.   “Money is a guarantee that we may have what we want in the future. Though we need nothing at the moment it insures the possibility of satisfying a new desire when it arises.” — Aristotle

60.   “Get rich or die trying” — 50 Cent



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