117 Inspirational Quotes About Money And Happiness

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When it comes to self-improvement, building wealth is one thing  many struggle with. 

Whenever I’m wanting to learn something new or stay focused on a particular area, having quotes around help keep me on the right track.

Here’s my favorite 117 quotes about money and happiness


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117 Inspirational Quotes About Money And Happiness

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

#2 “Too many people spend money they earned to buy things they don’t want to impress people that they don’t like.”– Will Rogers

#3 “Women who marry for money and men who marry for beauty are equally robbed in the end.”
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#4 “A fool and his money are soon parted. – Thomas Tusser

#5 “Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to shop!” – Bo Derek

#6 “Money can’t buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you’re being miserable.” – Claire Luce

#7 “Only buy something that you’d be perfectly happy to hold if the market shuts down for ten years.” – Warren Buffett

#8 “A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart.”  – Jonathan Swift

#9 “For I don’t care too much for money, for money can’t buy me love.” – The Beatles

#10 “Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.” – Epictetus

#11 “Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.” – Erich Fromm

#12 “Money earned is proof of value provided. Money earned is proof of worth recognized.”
Hendrith Smith

#13 “A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you do NOT need it.” – Bob Hope

#14 “Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has, the more one wants.” – Benjamin Franklin 

#15 “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

#16 “Money often costs too much.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

#17 “Money and women are the most sought after and the least known about of any two things we have.” – Will Rogers

#18 “In the modern city life, if you don’t have money , you simply don’t have life.”
Bangambiki Habyarimana

#19 “Greed is NOT a financial issue. It’s a heart issue.” – Andy Stanley

#20 “Love conquers all things except poverty and toothache.– Mae West

#21 “It’s how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success.” – David Feherty

#22 “On what he’s spent the most money on: In the ’70s it was skateboards, in the ’80s it was drugs, in the ’90s it was art, and now it’s my family.” – Anthony Kiedis Maxim

#23 “While money doesn’t buy love, it puts you in a great bargaining position.” – Christopher Marlowe

#24 “Money can’t buy happiness. But neither can poverty.” – Leo Rosten

#25 “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”  – Benjamin Franklin

#26 “Take a better stand. Put money in my mom’s hand. Get my daughter this college plan, so she don’t need no man.” – Biggie

#27 “Money is not the most important thing in the world. Love is. Fortunately, I love money.” – Jackie Mason

#28 “I love money. I love everything about it. I bought some pretty good stuff. Got me a $300 pair of socks. Got a fur sink. An electric dog polisher. A gasoline powered turtleneck sweater. And, of course, I bought some dumb stuff, too.”  – Steve Martin

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#29 “Everyday 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

#30 “There are people who have money and people who are rich.” – Coco Chanel

#31It’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

#32 “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

#33 “Whoever said that money didn’t buy happiness was a damn fool. A damn fool who’d never been poor.” – Tom Cooper

#34 “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

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#35 “The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it in your back pocket.” – Will Rogers

#36 “Those who are of the opinion that money will do everything may reasonably be expected to do everything for money.” – Edward Wood

#37 “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” –Thomas Edison

#38 “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

#39 “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

#40 “Never spend your money before you have earned it.” – Thomas Jefferson

#41 “The way to stop financial joyriding is to arrest the chauffeur, not the automobile.” – Woodrow Wilson

#42 “They say money can’t buy happiness. But it can sure as hell solve a lot of problems!” – Robert Rolih

#43 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

#44 “Frugality includes all the other virtues.” – Cicero

#45 “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

#46 “Waste your money and you’re only out of money, but waste your time and you’ve lost a part of your life.” – Michael Leboeuf

#47 “Do what you love and the money will follow.” – Marsha Sinetar

#48 “Never confuse the size of your paycheck as the size of your talent.” – Marlon Brando

#49 “A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.” – Yogi Berra

#50 Every time you borrow money, you’re robbing your future self.” – Nathan W. Morris

#51 “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” – Mark Twain

#52 “A man with money is NO match for a man on a mission.” – Doyle Brunson

#53 “That man is richest whose pleasures are cheapest.” – Henry David Thoreau

#54 “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

#55 “If money buys time, human will never die. Time is timeless but still we don’t have enough time.” –  Zybejta Marashi

#56 “Wealth flows from energy and ideas.” – William Feather

#57 “A good reputation is MORE valuable than money.” – Proverbs

#58 The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” – Bruce Lee

#59 “Try to save something while your salary is small; it’s impossible to save after you begin to earn more.” – Jack Benny

#60 “Life isn’t about money, it’s about moments.” – David Castain

#61 “There is a tendency for pessimism to infiltrate our financial plans, yet you don’t have to work hard to seek money….Spirit has an effortless way.” – Elle Sommer

#62 “Money can’t buy peace of mind. It can’t heal ruptured relationships or build meaning into a life that has none.” – Richard DeVos

#63 “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

#64 “Money can buy things, but it can’t buy everything.” –  Frank Sonnenberg

#65 “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” – Jim Rohn

#66 “Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.” Zig Ziglar

#67 “Both poverty and riches are the offspring of thought.” – Napoleon Hill

#68 “When I was young, I thought money was the most important thing in life. Now that I’m old, I know it is.” – Oscar Wilde

#69 “It’s all about the money.” – Joe Jackson

#70 “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” – Jim Rohn

#71 “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

#72 “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” – Milton Friedman

#73 “The more you learn, the more you earn.” – Frank Clark

#74 “Put all good eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.” –  Andrew Carnegie

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

#76 “How you do money is how you do life.” – Orna Ross

#77 “Here’s how I think of my money – as soldiers- I send them out to war everyday. I want them to take prisoners and come home, so there’s more of them.” – Kevin O’Leary

#78 “It’s not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It’s the customer who pays the wages.”  – Henry Ford

#79 “Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one.”  – Benjamin Franklin

#80 “Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.” – Samuel Butler

#81 “Money can’t buy love, but it improves your bargaining position.” – Christopher Marlowe

#82 “Money grows on the tree of persistence.” – Japanese Proverb

#83 “Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.” – Henry David Thoreau

#84 “Making money isn’t hard in itself… What’s hard is to earn it doing something worth devoting one’s life to.” – Carlos Ruiz Zafón

#85 “I made my money the old-fashioned way. I was very nice to a wealthy relative right before he died.” –Malcolm Forbes

#86 “If you want to reap financial blessings, you have to sow financially.” – Joel Osteen

#87 “It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

#88 “Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.”  – Norman Vincent Peale

#89 “How many millionaires do you know who have become wealthy by investing in savings accounts? I rest my case.”  – Robert G. Allen

#90 “You can be young without money, but you can’t be old without it.” – Tennessee Williams

#91 “It’s morally wrong to allow a sucker to keep his money.” – W. C. Fields

#92 If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting.” – Benjamin Franklin

#93 “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

#94 “Both poverty and riches are the offspring of thought.” – Napoleon Hill

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

#96 “It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.”  – Seneca

#97 “Money is like muck—not good unless it is spread.” – Francis Bacon

#98 “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

#99 “Money equals freedom.” – Kevin O’Leary

#100 “Money can’t buy friends, but you can get a better class of enemy.” – Spike Milligan

#101 “Money can’t buy happiness, but it will certainly get you a better class of memories.” – Ronald Reagan

#102 “If all the economists were laid end to end, they’d never reach a conclusion.”  – George Bernard Shaw

#103 “It’s a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.” – Albert Camus

#104 “Money is just a way of keeping score.” – H. L. Hunt

#105 “Wealth is not about having a lot of money; it’s about having a lot of options.” – Chris Rock

#106 “Christmas is the season when you buy this year’s gifts with next year’s money.” – Unknown

#107 “Many folks think they aren’t good at earning money when what they don’t know is how to use it.” – Frank A. Clark

#108 “It’s not the situation, but whether we react (negative) or respond (positive) to the situation that’s important.” – Zig Ziglar

#109 “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

#110 “No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.” – Matthew 6:24

#111 “If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of car payments.” – Earl Wilson

#112 “There is a gigantic difference between earning a great deal of money and being rich.” – Marlene Dietrich

#113 “Money is power, freedom, a cushion, the root of all evil, the sum of blessings.” – Carl Sandburg

#114 “Never spend your money before you have earned it.” – Thomas Jefferson

#115 “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

#116 “Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will.” – Nelson Mandela

#117 “People say that money is not the key to happiness, but I always figured if you have enough money, you can have a key made.” – Joan Rivers


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