Quotes About Money  - My Top 12 Favourites 

5 seconds to name a quote about money! What ya got? Let's look at interesting things people have said about money through quotes about money.

Quotes About Money  - My Top 12 Favourites

What did you come up with? Here are two common quotes about money:

"A penny saved is a penny earned."

"Time is money."

Maybe you thought of one of those... or perhaps you have your own mental treasure trove of more unusual quotes about money. Anywho...

Today I'm sharing some quotes about money that I find particularly interesting. Some of them can be considered more serious, life-changing sort of quotes, while others are just amusing. 

FYI -  earlier I was doing a google search of quotes about money when I discovered some pretty awesome, long lists of quotes, but I was surprised to notice that half-way through the page they also featured a lot of quotes that weren't actually about money. Lol.

Anyway, here are my "handpicked" top quotes about money, in no particular order, actually. Comment down below letting me know which ones were your favourites. 

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1. "If you think nobody cares if you're alive, trying missing a couple of car payments."

- Earl Wilson

Wow. There's a quote about money for you.

2. "I have a fantastic relationship with money. I use it to buy my freedom."
- Gianni Versace 

This quote makes me feel happy inside. To me, it represents a healthy view of money. We all have a relationship with money - the attitudes and beliefs that fuel the way we interact with it. Money is a tool that can be used to create freedom - for example, allowing you to save some time and then divert that time to more valuable pursuits. It all depends on what you choose to prioritise. Amazing things happen when you take control of your money mindset.  

 3. "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

I like this quote because it's a reminder than you get further in life by treating people well. It goes round full circle. If you want to treat your employees badly, you won't do anywhere as well as those who value their people, whether it's their employees or customers. 

4. "Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that."

- Norman Vincent Peale

This is such a calming quote, that, in my mind, puts us all on an equal playing field. If you have money, cool. But even if you don't, it's good to remember that what is in your heart matters more than what is in your pocket. We all have the chance to live spectacular lives by being good and kind people. When your heart  is gold, the material things that you lack can never detract from that. 

5. "Money is a terrible master but an excellent servant."
- P.T. Barnum

This is a nice quote that helps us keep the proper perspective about money. It's the idea of having control over your money rather than letting your money control you. There are just too many sad stories of people who waste their life away because they choose to allow money to become their master. 

6. "It's a common misconception that money is every entrepreneur's metric for success. It's not, and nor should it be."
- Richard Branson

This is so true. Many entrepreneurs genuinely value things like bringing about social change much more than the money they personally earn. Money is not always the top concern of all entrepreneurs.  And that's not to say that even those people all value the same things. Some want to increase their control and influence while others primarily seek to be revolutionary, and that's all that matters to them. Whether motives are good or bad, it's interesting to remember that money is not always the measure of success.

7. "Never confuse the size of your paycheck with the size of your talent."

- Marlon Brando

Just like the "empty pockets" quote. This quote reminded me of a post I wrote about why your job doesn't necessarily define you. If you feel like your paycheck doesn't truly reflect your potential, like most of us do, it's nice to have a reminder like this. Money seems to be the defining point for so many things today, but you are worth so much more than the  wage someone decides to give you each month. 

8. "If you are willing to do more than you are paid to do, eventually you will be paid to do more than you do. "
- Anonymous 

Through hard work and perseverance you can change things around. This quote helps to show the value of a strong work ethic. When you put your heart and mind into what you do, you will create value.

You will then get recognition or be able to create a real impact in another person's life. That's when money starts to enter the picture. In some situations you will put in effort and hard work for a long time without getting paid at all, and then you will start reaping great rewards. Things turn around. But you can't get to the stage of reaping without first going through the sowing stage. 

9. "A simple fact that is hard to learn is that the time to save money is when you have some."
- Joe Moore

Absolutely. Make saving a choice, rather than just a consequence of being broke. Many people seem to only actually be interested saving money when they've come to the point where they have no choice and can only go down the "cheaper options" route. You don't have to have ALL the money to start saving. It's more about the getting into the good habit of regularly saving some of what you earn rather than being eager to spend it all. 

10. "A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart."
- Jonathan Swift

Right. Money in the head isn't bad. In fact, I admire people who think of inventive ways of making money. Man, I too want to be resourceful and alert for good opportunities.

We've all got to pay the bills and be smart about money, but a line needs to be drawn. The phrase "your relationship with money" again comes to mind. We should all analyse our lives to see if the love of money has taken root in our heart, just as the bible wisely advises we do.

Head and heart. One location is helpful, the other is harmful. 

11. "A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don't need it."
- Bob Hope

This one made me laugh. Pretty self explanatory. 

12. "Don't trade away your happiness now to earn money in hopes that if you make enough you'll be able to buy it back later. You can't."

- Unknown

A particularly sweet yet solemn quote to end this post. The biggest trap with money is relying on it to bring you something elusive. You end up discovering that everything you ever really needed to be happy was right in front of you in the first place.

You cannot bring back the times you spent chasing money. Humans were not designed to derive satisfaction from making money and riches a goal. Those who keep it simple know the secret sauce. They let money do it's stuff on the side while focusing on the experiences that really count.

Thanks for reading! If you enjoyed this post, I have a feeling you'd also like this one.

What's your favourite quote about money? 

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