Money talks, as the saying goes, and it has a lot to say. From ancient texts that previously held a monopoly on wise words to modern-day writings from renowned authors and politicians, money is mentioned again and again.

With over 100 quotes about money from these sources, this collection aims to bring together a range of views from different eras, people, and circumstances to give you some unique insight into the world of money.

Unpack the messages money has for us in this eye-opening collection of quotes.

100+ Quotes & Sayings About Money

  1. If you choose money over love, you will always be poor. -Unkown
  2. I can live without money, but I cannot live without love. –Judy Garland
  3. A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don’t need it. –Bob Hope
  4. Money is like a sixth sense without which you cannot make a complete use of the other five. – W. Somerset Maugham
  5. A simple ‘I love you’ means more than money. –Frank Sinatra
  6. 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
  7. Never spend your money before you have earned it. -Thomas Jefferson
  8. There is a gigantic difference between earning a great deal of money and being rich. -Marlene Dietrich
  9. Conflict becomes the price we pay for a deeper level of intimacy. -Dr. Les Parrott
  10. Money is usually attracted, not pursued. -Jim Rohn
  11. If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed. -Edmund Burke
  12. If you don’t decide what your priorities are in life, everyone else will decide for you. -Christy Wright
  13. Money is not the most important thing in the world. Love is. Fortunately, I love money. – Jackie Mason
  14. There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. -Nelson Mandela
  15. Don’t tell me where your priorities are. Show me where you spend your money, and I’ll tell you what they are. -James W. Frick
  16. We change our behavior when the pain of staying the same becomes greater than the pain of changing. -Dr. Henry Cloud
  17. If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting. -Benjamin Franklin
  18. Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game. –Donald Trump
  19. Many folks think they aren’t good at earning money when what they don’t know is how to use it. -Frank A. Clark
  20. Your decisions from today forward will affect not only your life but also your entire legacy. -Dave Ramsey
  21. Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver. -Ayn Rand
  22. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. -Steve Jobs
  23. Money is a terrible master but an excellent servant. -P.T. Barnum
  24. When you change the way you think and believe, then you change the way you act. -Ken Coleman
  25. You must gain control over your money or the lack of it will forever control you. -Dave Ramsey
  26. The trick is to stop thinking of it as ‘your’ money. –IRS auditor 
  27. I like my money where I can see it, hanging in my closet. –Carrie Bradshaw
  28. Timing, perseverance, and 10 years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success. -Biz Stone
  29. The habit of saving is itself an education; it fosters every virtue, teaches self-denial, cultivates a sense of order, trains forethought, and so broadens the mind. -T.T. Munger
  30. Too many people spend money to buy things they don’t want to impress people they don’t like. –Will Rogers
  31. Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants. –Epictetus
  32. Dogs have no money. Isn’t that amazing? They’re broke their entire lives. But they get through. Do you know why dogs have no money? .. No Pockets. –Jerry Seinfeld
  33. Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people that they don’t like. –Will Rogers
  34. Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs. -Zig Ziglar
  35. It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor. –Seneca
  36. Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. -Jim Rohn
  37. I’d like to live as a poor man with lots of money. –Pablo Picasso
  38. Money is like manure. You have to spread it around or it smells. -JP Getty
  39. Money is not everything, but it is something very important. Beyond the basic needs, money helps us achieve our life’s goals and supports – the things we care about most deeply. – Joe Biden
  40. Money is good for nothing unless you know its value of it by experience. –P. T. Barnum
  41. Money is the best deodorant. –Elizabeth Taylor
  42. 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
  43. The safest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it in your pocket. –Kin Hubbard
  44. 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
  45. All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. -Walt Disney
  46. Money is like an arm or a leg. Use it or lose it. – Henry Ford
  47. For every minute that I spin, there is in me the consciousness that I am adding to the nation’s wealth. – Mohandas Gandhi
  48. He who marries for love without money has good nights and sorry days. –Anonymous
  49. Money is usually attracted, not pursued. –Jim Rohn
  50. Economists report that a college education adds many thousands of dollars to a man’s lifetime income – which he then spends sending his son to college. –Bill Vaughn
  51. Never spend your money before you have earned it. –Thomas Jefferson
  52. Money, like emotions, is something you must control to keep your life on the right track. -Natasha Munson
  53. A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart. –Jonathan Swift
  54. I’m so poor I can’t even pay attention. -Ron Kittle
  55. Fortune sides with him who dares. -Virgil
  56. Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination. –Oscar Wilde
  57. 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
  58. 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.
  59. Money grows on the tree of persistence. -Japanese Proverb
  60. A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work. -Colin Powell
  61. The lack of money is the root of all evil. –Mark Twain
  62. A rich man is one who isn’t afraid to ask the salesperson to show him something cheaper. -Jack Benny
  63. Buy when everyone else is selling and hold until everyone else is buying. That’s not just a catchy slogan. It’s the very essence of successful investing. –JP Getty
  64. Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I’m not there, I go to work. –Robert Orben 
  65. 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
  66. A simple fact that is hard to learn is that the time to save money is when you have some. -Joe Moore
  67. Money is not the key that opens the gates of the market but the bolt that bars them. -Calvin Coolidge
  68. My formula for success is to rise early, work late, and strike oil. –JP Getty
  69. The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything. -Theodore Roosevelt
  70. One penny may seem to you a very insignificant thing, but it is the small seed from which fortunes spring. –Orison Swett Marden
  71. Some couples go over their budgets very carefully every month, others just go over them. –Sally Poplin
  72. More people should learn to tell their dollars where to go instead of asking them where they went. –Roger Babson
  73. Money often costs too much. –Ralph Waldo Emerson 
  74. To get rich, you have to be making money while you’re asleep. -David Bailey
  75. It’s easy to meet expenses, everywhere we go, there they are. -Anonymous
  76. Wealth is largely the result of habit. –John Jacob Astor
  77. The money you save, is the money you earn. – Henry Ford
  78. Being rich is having money; being wealthy is having time. -Margaret Bonanno
  79. Today the greatest single source of wealth is between your ears. -Brian Tracy
  80. Money can feed the body. Love will feed the soul. –Toni Payne
  81. Money will buy you a fine dog, but only love can make it wag its tail. –Richard Friedman
  82. Money can’t buy love because it’s overpriced. –J. Cole
  83. Money is not the most important thing in the world. Love is. Fortunately, I can afford both. – Unknown
  84. To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there. -Kofi Annan
  85. Money is like love; it kills slowly and painfully the one who withholds it and enlivens the other who turns it on his fellow man. –Kahlil Gibran
  86. If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of car payments. –Earl Wilson 
  87. I can exist without love but I cannot exist without money. I can live without money, but I cannot live without love. –Eduardo
  88. Money is like a powerful drug. It can cure all of your problems, but it can also create all of your problems. – Unknown
  89. We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come to reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort. -Jesse Owens
  90. Marriage is a partnership, and couples can’t win with money unless they budget as a team. –Dave Ramsey
  91. There is a very easy way to return from a casino with a small fortune: go there with a large one. -Jack Yelton 
  92. A relationship is like a bank. When you have deposited money, you can make a withdrawal. If you don’t have money, your check will bounce. –Pastor Albert Ocran
  93. Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. -Gloria Steinem
  94. A real woman is not impressed by money because she knows her love is priceless. –Unknown
  95. Car sickness is the feeling you get when the monthly payment is due. -Author Unknown
  96. Do one thing every day that scares you. -Eleanor Roosevelt
  97. Money can’t buy love, but it improves your bargaining position. –Unknown
  98. Business is the art of extracting money from another man’s pocket without resorting to violence. -Max Amsterdam 
  99. Don’t look for a rich husband. Be a rich wife. –Ishita Majumdar
  100. It’s not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor. -Seneca
  101. Don’t marry a rich man. Marry a good man. He will spend his life trying to make you happy. No rich man can buy that. –Staness Jonekos
  102. Learning how to keep your money is as important as learning how to earn it. -Epifania Maphosa
  103. Money is not the only thing, but it makes a difference. – Barack Obama

Money might not buy happiness, but it sure can put a smile on your face. Whether you love money or hate it, you know it’s important in life, and having a positive attitude toward it can make all the difference.

Money is power, so use wisdom and caution when dealing with it, and don’t let anyone blindfold you away from making the best decision for your future when deciding how to spend or save money.

Each of us has our own unique relationship with money, so take inspiration from these quotes to reflect on your own goals and approach to financial success.