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81 Inspiring Quotes about Money and Happiness



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Although money can’t buy everything, it plays an important role in our daily lives. Here is a list of hand-picked quotes about money that will change your perception and relationship with money. Here are 81 wise and powerful quotes about money and happiness to inspire you and attract more money.

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Quotes about Money and Happiness

1. “If you want to feel rich, just count the things you have that money can’t buy.” – Proverb

2. “Money can’t buy you happiness, but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.” – Spike Milligan

3. “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

4. “Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.” – Henry Ford

5. “A man wants to earn money in order to be happy, and his whole effort and the best of a life are devoted to the earning of that money. Happiness is forgotten; the means are taken for the end.” – Albert Camus

6. “Don’t let making a living prevent you from making a life.” – John Wooden

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

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8. “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

9. “Money does not buy you happiness, but lack of money certainly buys you misery.” – Daniel Kahneman

10. “A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.” – Jonathan Swift

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

12. “Money is good for nothing unless you know the value of it by experience.” – P.T Barnum

13. “Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.” – Benjamin Franklin

14. “Money may not buy happiness, but I’d rather cry in a Jaguar than on a bus.” – Françoise Sagan

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15. “A penny saved is a penny earned.” – Benjamin Franklin

16. “Lack of money is the root of all evil.” – George Bernard Shaw

17. “I’d like to live as a poor man with lots of money.” – Pablo Picasso

18. “Money is a terrible master but an excellent servant.” – P.T. Barnum

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

20. “A fool and his money are soon parted.” – Thomas Tusser

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

22. “Fortune sides with him who dares.” – Virgil

23. “Money is a good servant, but a bad master.” – Franscis Bacon

24.  “The more you learn, the more you earn.” – Warren Buffett

25. “Money grows on the tree of persistence.” – Japanese proverb

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

27. “Money equals freedom.” – Kevin O’Leary

28. “Money is usually attracted, no pursued.” – Jim Rohn

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

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

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31. “People who don’t respect money, don’t have any.” – J. Paul Getty

32. “Don’t just make money, make a difference.” – Grant Cardone

33. “A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money.” – W. C. Fields

34. “Money makes a good servant but a bad master.” – French Proverb

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

36. “Money is like an arm or leg – use it or lose it.” – Henry Ford

37. “If you can count your money, you don’t have a billion dollars.” – J. Paul Getty

38. “Your income can grow only to the extent you do.” – T. Harv Eker

39. “Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.” – Woody Allen

40. “Money is like manure. You have to spread it around or it smells.” – J. Paul Getty

41. “There is no shortage of money in this world. Start hustling.” – Grant Cardone

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

43. “Money will only make you more of what you already are.” – T. Harv Eker

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44. “To get rich, you have to be making money while you’re asleep.” – David Bailey

45. “Money was made for the free-hearted and generous.” – John Ray

46. “If you want to earn more, learn more.” – Zig Ziglar

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

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

49. “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

50. “When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is.” – Oscar Wilde

51. “Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.” – Jim Rohn

52. “Money isn’t the most important thing in life, but it’s reasonably close to oxygen on the ‘gotta have it’ scale.” – Zig Ziglar

53. “People who say that money isn’t the most important thing in the world are usually broke.” – Malcolm Forbes

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

55. “Money is not the goal. Money has no value. The value comes from the dreams money helps achieve.” – Robert Kiyosaki

56. “Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.” – Zig Ziglar

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

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58. “Never depend on single income. Make investments to create a second source.” – Warren Buffett

59. “The rich invest their money and spend what is left; the poor spend their money and invest what is left.” – Jim Rohn

60. “The only difference between a rich person and a poor person is how they use their time.” – Robert Kiyosaki

61. “We buy things we don’t need with money we don’t have to impress people we don’t like.” – Tyler Durden

62. “Rich people are committed to being rich. Poor people want to be rich.” – T. Harv Eker

63. “If you cannot control your emotions, you cannot control your money.” – Warren Buffett

64. “If you don’t get serious about your money you will never have serious money.” – Grant Cardone

65. “Money isn’t everything…but it ranks right up there with oxygen.” – Rita Davenport

66. “You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.” – Maya Angelou

67. “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

68. “Success is not the result of making money; earning money is the result of success – and success is in direct proportion to our service.” – Earl Nightingale

69. “Spend your money on the things money can buy. Spend your time on the things money can’t buy.” – Haruki Murakami

70. “You don’t have time and money because you don’t invest time and money.” – Grant Cardone

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

72. “Stop buying things you don’t need, to impress people you don’t even like.” – Suze Orman

73. “It’s easy to say you don’t care about money when you have plenty of it.” – Ransom Riggs

74. “Money and success demand attention. Ignore either and you will have neither.” – Grant Cardone

75. “Money and success don’t change people. They merely amplify what is already there” – Will Smith

76. “If you don’t find a way to make money while you sleep, you will work until you die” – Warren Buffet

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

78. “Earning a lot of money is not the key to prosperity. How you handle it is.” – Dave Ramsey

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

80. “Make your goal more than money. Make it about helping people and creating a better future.” – Maxime Lagace

81. “You must gain control over your money or the lack of it will forever control you.” – Dave Ramsey

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