95 Wise Wealth and Money Quotes: Quotes Worth Reading

I have always enjoyed reading famous people’s quotes on all subjects from money, wealth, debt, politics, etc. There is something about quotes that inspire and warn us in the same breath.

In this post, I present some of the wisest money quotes out there that have blessed me and millions of others.

It is my hope that sharing these quotes on wealth and money will help and inspire us to do better financially. Some will make you think, and some will put a smile on your face as they are funny.

95 Wise Wealth and Money Quotes: Quotes Worth Reading

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Below are the 95 quotes on money and wealth.

  • “Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.” – Jim Rohn.
  • “The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth if you lost all your money.” – Unknown.
  • “If you want to know what a man is really like, take notice of how he acts when he loses money.” – Simone Weil.
  • “Money is a tool. Used properly it makes something beautiful; used wrong, it makes a mess!” – Bradley Vinson.
  • “That man is richest whose pleasure are cheapest.”- Henry David Thoreau.
  • “Without a rich heart wealth is an ugly beggar.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson.
  • “If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.” – Henry Ford.
  • “Many folks think they aren’t good at earning money, when what they don’t know is how to use it.” – Frank A. Clark.
  • “Too many people spend money they earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people that they don’t like.” Will Rogers.
  • “Happiness is a true wealth, which no money can buy.” – Alon Calinao
  • “Every day is a bank account, and time is our currency. No one is rich, no one is poor, we’ve got 24 hours each.” – Christopher Rice.
  • “If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting.” – Benjamin Franklin.
  • “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin.
  • “To attract money, you must focus on wealth.” – Rhonda Byrne.
  • “Money and mansions are not the only wealth. Hoard the wealth of the Spirit. Character is wealth; good conduct is wealth; and spiritual wisdom is wealth.” – Atharva Veda.
  • “Wealth is not about having a lot of money it is about having a lot of options.” – Chris Rock.
  • “If you do not find a way to make money while you sleep, you will work until you die.” – Warren Buffet.
  • “Wealth flows from energy and ideas.” – William Feather.
  • “With any method of attaining great wealth, there is a price, and price is not always measured in money.” – Robert Kiyosaki.
  • “It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more that is poor.” – Seneca.
  • “Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.” – Henry David Thoreau.
  • “The greatest thing money can buy is financial freedom.” – Damien Thomas.
  • “If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.” – Edmund Burke.
  • “There are a great many people accumulating what they think is vast wealth, but it’s only money.” – Alan Watts.
  • “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.
  • “Hold material goods and wealth on a flat palm and not in a clenched fist.” – Alistair Begg.
  • “The only wealth in this world is children, more than all the money, power on earth.” – Mario Puzo.
  • “The seven social evils are:- Politics without principle. Wealth without work. Pleasure without conscience. Knowledge without character. Commerce and industry without morality. Science without humanity. Worship without sacrifice.” Canon Donaldson, a famous preacher of Westminster Abbey, United Kingdom.
  • “The love of money is the root of all evils.” – Bible, 1st Timothy 6:10.
  • “Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it.” – Josh Billings.
  • “For many men, the acquisition of wealth does not end their troubles, it only changes them.” – Seneca.
  • “Our money, wealth, property…nothing will come with us when we die. Only our good deeds will make everyone weep for us!” – Mamata Patnaik.
  • “True wealth is not measured in money or status or power. It is measured in the legacy we leave behind for those we love and those we inspire.” – Cesar Chavez.
  • “To attract money you must focus on wealth. It is impossible to bring more money into your life when you are noticing you do not have enough because that means you are thinking thoughts that you do not have enough.” Rhonda Byrne.
  • “Those who work the whole day, have not time to make money!” – John D. Rockefeller.
  • “It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.” – Henry Ward Beecher.
  • “Never work just for money or for power. They won’t save your soul or help you sleep at night.” – Marian Wright Ederman.
  • “Money can’t do anything to change the way you feel about yourself. Your insecurities will survive becoming wealthy.” – Tom Bilyeu.
  • “Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; and the same is true of fame.” – Arthur Schopenhauer.
  • “Money is to be sought for first of all; virtue after wealth.” – Horace.
  • “Concentration of wealth and power has been built upon other people’s money, other people’s business, other people’s labor. Under this concentration, independent business has been a menace to American society.” – Franklin D Roosevelt.
  • “There’s no shortage of money in this world. Start hustling.” – Grant Cardone.
  • “Cannibals prefer those who have no spines.” – Stanislaw Lem.
  • “There are many excuses for the person who made the mistake of confounding money and wealth. Like many others, they mistook the sign for the thing signified.” – Millicent Fawcett.
  • “You can’t enjoy wealth if you’re not in good health.” – Anonymous.
  • “Most people have put anything that earns money in the category of things that I have to do. And that is why the money often comes so hard.” – Abraham Hicks.
  • “Nonetheless, the Tenth Commandment -‘Thou shalt not covet’- recognizes that making money and owning things could become selfish activities. But it is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake. The spiritual dimension comes in deciding what one does with the wealth. How could we respond to the many calls for help, or invest for the future, or support the wonderful artists or craftsmen whose work also glorifies God, unless we had first worked hard and used our talents to create the necessary wealth? – Margaret Thatcher.
  • “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.
  • “Gold is the money of kings; silver is the money of gentlemen; barter is the money of peasants; but debt is the money of slaves.” – Norm Franz.
  • “The realization that limitations are imaginary will make you strong and overpowering.” – Stephen Richards.
  • “I do not like money, money is the reason we fight.” – Karl Marx.
  • “Labour was the first price, the original purchase – money that was paid for all things. It was not by gold or by silver, but by labour, that all wealth of the world was originally purchased.” – Adam Smith.
  • “Though money cannot acquire you happiness, it does not mean that both money and happiness cannot exist together.” – Stephen Richards.
  • “If you don’t get serious about your money you will never have serious money.” – Grant Cardone.
  • “All of a sudden your whole life becomes a public issue. Money, wealth, people, prestige – all of that suddenly comes into play.” – Christopher Atkins.
  • “Don’t fight about money because after you’ve said mean things to each other, the amount of money in the bank will be the same.” – Unknown.
  • “The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it in your pocket.” – Will Rogers.
  • “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.
  • “Living capital, which has the special capacity to continuously regenerate itself, is ultimately the source of all real wealth. To destroy it for money, a simple number with no intrinsic value, is an act of collective insanity – which makes capitalism a mental, as well as physical pathology.” – David Korten
  • “If you wish to get rich, save what you get. A fool can earn money but it takes a wise man to save and dispose of it to his own advantage.” – Brigham Young.
  • “When others walk away from a lost cause, then that is the time you can step in and seize success.” – Stephen Richards.
  • “Wealth may be an excellent thing, for it means power, and it means leisure, it means liberty.” – James Russell Lowell.
  • “Money is only unused power. The real purpose of wealth, after food, clothing, and shelter, is philanthropy.” – Leon Levy.
  • “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.
  • “Three types of wealth: Money – the wealth for your pockets. Knowledge – the wealth for your brain. Good memories – the wealth for your heart. Except for the first one, the rest two will never leave you.” – Procne Nath.
  • “Earn with your mind, not your time.” – Naval Ravikant.
  • “Where wealth accumulates, men decay.” – Oliver Goldsmith.
  • “He who loses money, loses much, he who loses a friend loses much more, he who loses faith loses all.” – Eleanor Roosevelt.
  • “The blessing of the Lord brings wealth, without painful toil for it.” – Bible, Proverbs 10:22.
  • “Wealth is not money. Wealth lies in men. This is where true power lies, the power we value. This is what has convinced us to direct all our resources to building the individual, and to using wealth which God has provided us in the service of the nation.” – Sheikh Zayed Al Nahyan.
  • “A simple fact that is hard to learn is that the time to save money is when you have some.” Joe Moore.
  • “Money earned is proof of value provided.” – Hendrith Smith.
  • “The rich cannot accumulate wealth without the co-operation of the poor in society.” – Mahatma Gandhi.
Mahatma Gandhi : Money Quotes and wealth quotes.
  • “As kids, we didn’t complain about being poor; we talked about how rich we were going to be and made moves to get the lifestyle we aspired to by any means we could. And as soon as we had a little money we were eager to show it.” – Jay-Z.
  • “When people speak on generational wealth they only focus on money. Wealth of knowledge is just as important. What’s the use of having the money if you don’t know how to invest it?” – Kenneth MarvinGrey Pearson.
  • “Every time you borrow money you’re robbing your future self.” – Nathan W Morris.
  • “Being rich is a good thing. Not just in the obvious sense of benefiting you and your family, but in the broader sense. Profits are not a zero-sum game. The more you make, the more of a financial impact you can have.” – Mark Cuban.
  • “Average people have a lottery mentality. Rich people have an action mentality.” – Steve Siebold.
  • “Wealth, my son, should never be your goal in life. Your words are eloquent but they are mere words. True wealth is of the heart, not of the purse.” – Og Mandino.
  • “Money is not the root of all evil…ignorance is the root of all evil. People do cruel and foolish things for money because they feel oppressed by a sense of lack. If people knew their power to generate wealth, they would never fight or hurt each other over money.” Alan Cohen.
  • “Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game.” – Donald Trump.
  • “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.
  • “They who are of the opinion that money will do everything may very well be suspected to do everything for money.” – George Saville.
  • “It is health that is the real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” – Mahatma Gandhi.
  • “The little money I have – that is my wealth but the things I have for which I would not take money, that is my treasure.” – Robert Brault.
  • “I am absolutely convinced that no wealth in the world can help humanity forward, even in the hands of the most devoted worker in this cause. The example of great and pure personages is the only that lead us to find ideas and noble deeds. Money only appeals to selfishness and always irresistibly tempts its owner to abuse it. Can anyone imagine Moses, Jesus, or Gandhi with the moneybags of Carnegie?” Albert Einstein.


Like me you may not agree with all the points covered in the above money and wealth qoutes but there were definitely gems for everyone here. It is my hope that whatever lessons you have learned you will put into practice as you manage your finances.