25 Inspirational Quotes on Wealth and Money

by Henrik Edberg

Making money and creating wealth is one of my weakest areas – knowledge wise – when it comes to self-improvement.

So I thought it would be useful for me – and hopefully for you too – to put together a list of some of the best quotes on wealth and money that I have come across.

I especially like the ones by William A. Ward, Benjamin Franklin, Gandhi and the last one by Henry Ford.

Enjoy!

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

It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
Seneca

Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.
Ayn Rand

Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
Erich Fromm

Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.
Jim Rohn

The person who doesn’t know where his next dollar is coming from usually doesn’t know where his last dollar went.
Unknown

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

That man is richest whose pleasures are cheapest.
Henry David Thoreau

Money is like love; it kills slowly and painfully the one who withholds it, and enlivens the other who turns it on his fellow man.
Kahlil Gibran

It’s not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It’s the customer who pays the wages.
Henry Ford

Capital as such is not evil; it is its wrong use that is evil. Capital in some form or other will always be needed.
Gandhi

When a fellow says it ain’t the money but the principle of the thing, it’s the money.
Artemus Ward

He who loses money, loses much; He who loses a friend, loses much more; He who loses faith, loses all.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Money is good for nothing unless you know the value of it by experience.
P.T Barnum

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

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

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

If you want to know what a man is really like, take notice of how he acts when he loses money.
Simone Weil

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

Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. There is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one.
Benjamin Franklin

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

Don’t tell me where your priorities are. Show me where you spend your money and I’ll tell you what they are.
James W. Frick

Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
Jim Rohn

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

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





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{ 4 comments }

Dave June 7, 2007 at 4:46 am

Great list of inspirational quotes. I like the first one by William Ward. It speaks so much about our life and how we decide. it’s a good realization for everyone, especially for people who are in need of inspiration.

Barb June 8, 2007 at 6:01 am

Excellent list. They are indeed great reminders for everyone because the speak much about the truth. If we think about it, some of them might happen to us if we continue on doing our the things we didn’t realize before.

Henrik Edberg June 8, 2007 at 10:25 am

Thank you for your kind comments, I appreciate them.

CashGiftsDirect March 28, 2009 at 4:20 am

Brother, these are some excellent quotes about money. I learned a lot from these few quotes. Maya Angelou’s quote was the most profound to me. Everyday I see people not doing what they really want to do just because they want the money not because they like it. I definitely do not want my future to run this course. I am doing something right now that I love to do and I know, because of that fact, I will be a success at making money with it.

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