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51 Money Quotations

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


''It has been said that the love of money is the root of all evil. The want of money is so quite as truly.''
- Samuel Butler Erewhon


''The rich are the scum of the earth in every country.''
- G. K. Chesterton


''Endless money forms the sinews of war.''
- Marcus Tullius Cicero Philippics


''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


''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 Lacon, 1825


''I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart.''
- E E Cummings


''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 David Copperfield, 1849


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


''Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.''
- Albert Einstein


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


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


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


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


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


''Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.''
- Benjamin Franklin


''If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars.''
- J. Paul Getty


''Lack of money is no obstacle. Lack of an idea is an obstacle.''
- Ken Hakuta


''Save a little money each month and at the end of the year you'll be surprised at how little you have.''
- Ernest Haskins


''Make money, money by fair means if you can, if not, but any means money.''
- Horace Epistles


''It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed.''
- Kin Hubbard


''The safest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it in your pocket.''
- Kin Hubbard


''Never spend your money before you have it.''
- Thomas Jefferson


''Money is the opposite of the weather. Nobody talks about it, but everybody does something about it.''
- Rebecca Johnson in 'Vogue'


''Be rich to yourself and poor to your friends.''
- Juvenal


''It is not easy for men to rise whose qualities are thwarted by poverty.''
- Juvenal Satires


''Money frees you from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy.''
- Groucho Marx


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


''He had heard people speak contemptuously of money: he wondered if they had ever tried to do without it.''
- W. Somerset Maugham 'Of Human Bondage', 1915


''Money is like a sixth sense without which you cannot make a complete use of the other five.''
- W. Somerset Maugham 'Of Human Bondage', 1915


''Riches cover a multitude of woes.''
- Menander Lady of Andros


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


''Money can't buy friends, but it can get you a better class of enemy.''
- Spike Milligan


''A little wonton money, which burned out the bottom of his purse.''
- Sir Thomas Moore Works


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


''Wealth is the parent of luxury and indolence, and poverty of meanness and viciousness, and both of discontent.''
- Plato The Republic


''No matter how rich you become, how famous or powerful, when you die the size of your funeral will still pretty much depend on the weather.''
- Michael Pritchard


''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


''Someday I want to be rich. Some people get so rich they lose all respect for humanity. That's how rich I want to be.''
- Rita Rudner


''Finance is the art of passing money from hand to hand until it finally disappears.''
- Robert W. Sarnoff


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


''It is the wretchedness of being rich that you have to live with rich people.''
- Logan Pearsall Smith


''Money: There's nothing in the world so demoralizing as money.''
- Sophocles Antigone


''If all the rich people in the world divided up their money amongst themselves there wouldn't be enough to go around.''
- Christina Stead


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


''Money alone sets all the world in motion.''
- Publilius Syrus Maxims


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


''I choose the likely man in preference to the rich man; I want a man without money rather than money without a man.''
- Themistocles from Plutarch, Lives


''Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game.''
- Donald Trump "Trump: Art of the Deal"


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


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






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