Fifty inspirational money quotes you need in your life


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Need some motivation when it comes to money? We've gathered 50 money quotes from poets, politicians and personal finance gurus as inspiration.

1. "I can understand wanting to have millions of dollars... but once you get much beyond that, I have to tell you, it's the same hamburger." - Bill Gates

2. "Do not save what is left after spending, but spend what is left after saving." - Warren Buffett

"Wealth is not about having a lot of money; it's about having a lot of options." - Chris Rock top 50 money quotes

3. "The big money is not in the buying and selling, but in the waiting." - Charles Munger

4. "An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." - Benjamin Franklin

5. "A budget is telling your money where to go instead of wondering where it went." - Dave Ramsey

6. "Wealth is not about having a lot of money; it's about having a lot of options." - Chris Rock

7. "Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit." - George Carlin

8. "If investing is entertaining, if you're having fun, you're probably not making any money. Good investing is boring." - George Soros

9. "If you cannot control your emotions, you cannot control your money." - Warren Buffett

10. "If you look at what you have in life, you'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, you'll never have enough." - Oprah

11. "You can be young without money, but you can't be old without it." - Tennessee Williams

12. "You must gain control over your money or the lack of it will forever control you." - Dave Ramsey

13. "If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments." - Earl Wilson

14. "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

15. "Don't tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I'll tell you what you value." - Joe Biden

16. "Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination." - Oscar Wilde

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Former US vice-president Joe Biden. Photo: Bigstock

17. "One of the funny things about the stock market is that every time one person buys, another sells, and both think they are astute." - William Feather

18. "Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship." - Benjamin Franklin

19. "Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs." - Farrah Gray

20. "Spend each day trying to be a little wiser than you were when you woke up." - Charles Munger

21. "The more your money works for you, the less you have to work for money." - Idowu Koyenikan

22. "Invest in yourself. Your career is the engine of your wealth." - Paul Clitheroe

23. "It's not your salary that makes you rich it's your spending habits." - Charles A. Jaffe

24. "Instead of spending money, I earned it." - PT Barnum

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American finance author Suze Orman. Photo: Bigstock

25. "You can't fix a financial problem with money. You can only fix a financial problem by fixing yourself." - Suze Orman

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

27. "It'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

28. "I just want to make enough money for a girl to love me for who I am." - Bill Beteet

29. "Debt is the worst poverty." - Thomas Fuller

30. "I'm only rich because I know when I'm wrong...I basically have survived by recognising my mistakes." - George Soros

31. "My formula for success is rise early, work late and strike oil." - JP Getty

32. "Every time you spend money you are casting a vote for the kind of world you want." - Anna Lappe

33. "Success is having to worry about every damn thing in the world, except money." - Johnny Cash

34. "Wanting less stuff is an age-old recipe for having a much better life." - Mr Money Mustache

35. "Money won't create success; the freedom to make it will." - Nelson Mandela

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Money magazine chairman and chief commentator Paul Clitheroe. Photo: Money magazine

36. "I want all of us to forget retirement and focus on financial independence." - Paul Clitheroe

37. "Rich people plan for three generations, poor people plan for Saturday night." - Gloria Steinman

38. "Money looks better in the bank than on your feet." - Sophia Amoruso

39. "A budget tells us what we can't afford, but it doesn't keep us from buying it." - William Feather

40. "The quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back in your pocket." - Will Rogers

41. "Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons." - Woody Allen

42. "I've never been a millionaire but I just know I'd be darling at it." - Dorothy Parker

43. "I have enough money to last me the rest of my life, unless I buy something." - Jackie Mason

44. "Parents who want less entitled kids have to be less entitled themselves." - Kristen Welch

45. "Remember, in the end, nobody wins unless everybody wins." - Bruce Springsteen

46. "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

American actress and comedian Joan Rivers died in 2014. Photo: Bigstock

47. "If you are not generous when it's difficult, you will not be generous when it's easy. Generosity is a function of the heart, not the wallet." - Wayne Dyer

48. "The four most expensive words in the English language are, 'This time it's different'." - Sir John Templeton

49. "Every time you borrow money, you're robbing your future self." - Nathan W. Morris

50. "Cocaine is God's way of saying you're making too much money." - Robin Williams

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