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.
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.
Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.
Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.
The person who doesn’t know where his next dollar is coming from usually doesn’t know where his last dollar went.
I don’t pay good wages because I have a lot of money; I have a lot of money because I pay good wages.
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.
It’s not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It’s the customer who pays the wages.
Capital as such is not evil; it is its wrong use that is evil. Capital in some form or other will always be needed.
When a fellow says it ain’t the money but the principle of the thing, it’s the money.
He who loses money, loses much; He who loses a friend, loses much more; He who loses faith, loses all.
Money is good for nothing unless you know the value of it by experience.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.