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Powerful quotes about money to help you think about your relationship with money and wealth.

Wise Money Quotes That Will Make You Wealthier

Money is arguably the most divisive thing in the world simply because it is a medium of exchange that not only makes trade efficient due to its transferability and divisibility, but also enables hoarding, thereby making portions of the society rich and others poor. Before such mediums were developed, people had to barter for things they needed with things they had in store to offer. It was not only difficult to find reasonable deals, but the goods were also less flexible for trade. Today, most materials can be purchased with money, and it is possible to save money for future needs. And yet, money cannot buy everything and being rich does not guarantee happiness. Here are some inspirational quotes from famous businessmen, authors, philosophers, statesmen and motivational speakers to help you realize that while money helps in unlocking more opportunities, it is not the be-all and end-all of existence.

Neither a borrower nor a lender be.

William Shakespeare

My pride fell with my fortunes.

William Shakespeare

When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.

Desiderius Erasmus

For I can raise no money by vile means.

William Shakespeare

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.

Henry David Thoreau

Money can't buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you're being miserable.

Clare Boothe Luce

Writing is like sex. First you do it for love, then you do it for your friends, and then you do it for money.

Virginia Woolf

I think I’m greedy, but I’m not greedy for money - I think that can be a burden - I’m greedy for an exciting life.

David Hockney

I'm not interested in money, I just want to be wonderful.

Marilyn Monroe

I don't like begging money from producers.

David Byrne

Success is having to worry about every damn thing in the world, except money.

Johnny Cash

I've made money, and I've been ripped off. I've had creative freedom, and I've been pressured to make hits. I have dealt with diva behavior from crazy musicians, and I have seen genius records by wonderful artists get completely ignored. I love music. I always will.

David Byrne

I believe that sex is one of the most beautiful, natural, wholesome things that money can buy.

Steve Martin

I can live without money, but I cannot live without love.

Judy Garland

A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.

Virginia Woolf

'Winning' in Hollywood means not just power, money, and complimentary smoked-salmon pizza, but also that everyone around you fails just as you are peaking.

Roseanne Barr

Anything that just costs money is cheap.

John Steinbeck

Because television doesn't offer the kind of budget that a movie offers, you've got to be a little more careful where you spend the money to put the fiction in science.

Steven Spielberg

Spend your money on the things money can buy. Spend your time on the things money can’t buy.

Haruki Murakami

The class distinctions proper to a democratic society are not those of rank or money, still less, as is apt to happen when these are abandoned, of race, but of age.

W. H. Auden

Judaism is one of the last of the world's matrilineal philosophies. Matriarchies are always the cultures that patriarchy attacks and decimates, because they don't spend all their money on the military like patriarchy does. They are easy prey.

Roseanne Barr

Being rich is not about how much money you have or how many homes you own; it's the freedom to buy any book you want without looking at the price and wondering if you can afford it.

John Waters

They Have Money For War But Can't Feed The Poor.

Tupac Shakur

Within one's own family, money is not the measure of things, unless the person is an absolute Scrooge. Only the most extreme kind of monster would put a price on everything.

Margaret Atwood

I'm not really interested in making money.

Steven Spielberg

The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.

Margaret Thatcher

Money to me is not a factor in my life.

Steven Spielberg

Let me give you a tip on a clue to men's characters: the man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it.

Ayn Rand

Goddam money. It always ends up making you blue as hell.

J. D. Salinger

Money doesn’t just buy you a better life, better food, better cars, better pussy — it also makes you a better person.

Jordan Belfort

The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.

Alexis de Tocqueville

I'm concerned about heart disease. I've raised money to fight heart disease; my dad died of it.

Anderson Cooper

I have not lived as a woman. I have lived as a man. I've just done what I damn well wanted to, and I've made enough money to support myself, and ain't afraid of being alone.

Katharine Hepburn

Wake up, you idiots! Whatever made you think that money was so valuable?

Kurt Vonnegut

America...just a nation of two hundred million used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns and no qualms about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable

Hunter S. Thompson

Hussein has chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies.

Madeleine Albright

Love is not patronizing and charity isn't about pity, it is about love. Charity and love are the same -- with charity you give love, so don't just give money but reach out your hand instead.

Mother Teresa

The lawyer with the briefcase can steal more money than the man with the gun.

Mario Puzo

When we think of the state of the economy, we are not thinking in terms of money flow. We are thinking in terms of the effect on everyday lives of people.

Aung San Suu Kyi

The real measure of your wealth is how much you'd be worth if you lost all your money.

Bernard Meltzer

Who's, like, inherited a lot of money that has gone on to do things in our lives?

Anderson Cooper

We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness. We are monkeys with money and guns.

Tom Waits

What does it mean when people applaud? Should I give 'em money? Say thank you? Lift my dress? The lack of applause - that I can respond to.

Barbra Streisand

One of the first things I bought when I made 'Roseanne Show' money was a farm in Iowa.

Roseanne Barr

It certainly should not surprise us that a young person without any real stake in a legitimate occupation or career may get into trouble more easily. Such persons readily accept the idea that they have been unjustly deprived of money, status, and opportunity.

Robert F. Kennedy

They have worries, they're counting the miles, they're thinking about where to sleep tonight, how much money for gas, the weather, how they'll get there - and all the time they'll get there anyway, you see.

Jack Kerouac

My mother had a marvelous talent for mishandling money - mine.

Judy Garland

I thought making speeches for money was a much better thing than getting connected with any one group or company, as so many people who leave public life do.

Hillary Clinton

I have never understood why it is "greed" to want to keep the money you have earned but not greed to want to take somebody else's money.

Thomas Sowell

I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money.

Pablo Picasso

Run for your life from any man who tells you that money is evil. That sentence is the leper's bell of an approaching looter.

Ayn Rand

Don't think money does everything or you are going to end up doing everything for money.


If we fix it so's you can't make money on war, we'll all forget what we're killing folks for.

Woody Guthrie

Your pictures would have been finished a long time ago if I were not forced every day to do something to earn money.

Edgar Degas

I am losing precious days. I am degenerating into a machine for making money. I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men. I must break away and get out into the mountains to learn the news

John Muir

You can be young without money, but you can't be old without it.

Tennessee Williams

I have respect for Senator McCain. I used to like him a lot. I supported him. I raised a lot of money for his campaign against President Obama.

Donald Trump

It costs a hell of a lot more money to put somebody in jail than send them to the University of Virginia.

Bernie Sanders

The point is change can come about, but it only comes about when millions of people are actively involved in political struggle, the billionaires may have the money, but we have the people.

Bernie Sanders

Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.

George Carlin

It's a great thing when you can show that you've been successful and that you've made a lot of money and that you've employed a lot of people.

Donald Trump

It's a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practicing it.

W. H. Auden

You think in a different way when you don't have any money. The joy of poverty is that you use your imagination to come up with stuff.

Amy Sedaris

Great Britain provided time; the United States provided money and Soviet Russia provided blood.

Joseph Stalin

I deal with foreign countries. I made a lot of money dealing against China. I've made a lot of money dealing against many other countries.

Donald Trump

It takes no compromise to give people their takes no money to respect the individual. It takes no political deal to give people freedom. It takes no survey to remove repression.

Harvey Milk

I don't understand the whole dating thing. I know right off the bat if I'm interested in someone, and I don't want them to waste their money on me and take me out to eat if I know I'm not interested in that person.

Britney Spears

Ziggy, when you go up bring me up and when you go down don't let me down. Stephen, Money can't buy you life.

Bob Marley

One day a guy tried to rob me on the street, and I had no money. So I charged him.

Steven Alexander Wright

He who gives money gives some, he who gives time gives more, and he who gives of himself gives all.

Thomas S. Monson

Simplicity, good taste and grooming are the three fundamentals of good dressing and these do not cost money.

Christian Dior

I've seen the ticket, and I still can't believe it. When I see the money, I hope I don't hit the floor.

Judy Garland

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

Ayn Rand

Words are the money of fools.

Thomas Hobbes

You may never get to that perfect world that you're waiting for where everything's going to be perfect and you got that much money and your house paid off.

Joel Osteen

The big money goes to kids and young men - big tent-pole movies, which are expensive but have a great return.

Goldie Hawn

Simple, genuine goodness is the best capital to found the business of this life upon. It lasts when fame and money fail, and is the only riches we can take out of this world with us.

Louisa May Alcott

There's nothing in the world so demoralizing as money.


Money may not buy happiness, but it can damn well give it!

Freddie Mercury

Love, it turns out, is as undemocratic as money, so it accumulates around people who have plenty of it already: the sane, the healthy, the lovable.

Nick Hornby

It's amazing how people will give when you don't ask. Many of them send money because they believe in the message.

Joel Osteen

A corporation, essentially, is a pile of money to which a number of persons have sold their moral allegiance.

Wendell Berry

It's not how much money we make that ultimately makes us happy between nine and five. It's whether or not our work fulfills us. Being a teacher is meaningful.

Malcolm Gladwell

Money can't buy you life

Bob Marley

Money and muscle, that's what I want; to be able to do any damned thing I want and get away with it. Money won't do that altogether, because if a man is a weakling, all the money in the world won't enable him to soak an enemy himself; on the other hand, unless he has money he may not be able to get away with it.

Robert E. Howard

Don't give your money to the church. They should be giving their money to you.

George Carlin

If you can't categorize a film for a studio, it's really difficult for them to wrap their heads around it and give you the money.

Sandra Bullock

I talk to nurses and programmers, salespeople and firefighters - people who bust their tails every day. Not one of them - not one - stashes their money in the Cayman Islands to avoid paying their fair share of taxes.

Elizabeth Warren

It is not money that makes you well dressed: it is understanding.

Christian Dior

It doesn't matter who you are, or where you come from, or how much money you've got in your pocket. You have your own destiny and your own life ahead of you.

Lady Gaga

I don't know what to do with it. I'm very fortunate to have it, and it gives you room to maneuver. But the main thing about having money is it means you don't have to worry about it. And that for me is a lovely thing. It's not for fast cars and hookers.

Daniel Radcliffe

Money is a great servant but a bad master.

Francis Bacon

A marriage ends up being a business deal: no matter how long or short it is, somebody owes somebody money.

Goldie Hawn

A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money

W. C. Fields

A fool and his money are lucky enough to get together in the first place.

Michael Douglas

I've never preached one sermon on money, on just finances. I want to stay away from it.

Joel Osteen

It's ridiculous to have to base your relationship on money.

Goldie Hawn

Paper money has had the effect in your state that it will ever have, to ruin commerce, oppress the honest, and open the door to every species of fraud and injustice.

George Washington

What's worth doing is worth doing for money.

Michael Douglas

Money can destroy people. It really can.

Goldie Hawn

It's nice for a woman to go out and have her own money and her own ability to do what she wants.

Goldie Hawn

The people who are filing for bankruptcy in increasing numbers every year, it's not the poorest. It's not the people at the economic fringes. It's people who worked hard and played by the rules.

Elizabeth Warren

We believe that every single child has boundless promise, no matter who they are, where they come from, or how much money their parents have. We've got to remember that. We believe that each of these young people is a vital part of the great American story.

Michelle Obama