Finance Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old finance quotes, finance sayings, and finance proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery. Charles Dickens
I try not to borrow, first you borrow then you beg. Ernest Hemingway
You don't have to be like most people around you, because most people never become truly rich and wealthy. Manoj Arora
Too many people spend money they earned to buy things they don't want to impress people that they don't like. Will Rogers
A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart. Jonathan Swift
Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one. Benjamin Franklin
Our incomes are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but if too large, they cause us to stumble and to trip. John Locke
The stock market is filled with individuals who know the price of everything, but the value of nothing. Phillip Fisher
Invest in yourself. Your career is the engine of your wealth. Paul Clitheroe
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. Benjamin Franklin
There can be no rise in the value of labour without a fall of profits. David Ricardo
Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones. Benjamin Franklin
What we really want to do is what we are really meant to do. When we do what we are meant to do, money comes to us, doors open for us, we feel useful, and the work we do feels like play to us. Julia Cameron
It's good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it's good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven't lost the things that money can't buy. George Horace Lorimer
You must gain control over your money or the lack of it will forever control you. Dave Ramsey
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that. Norman Vincent Peale
Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants. Epictetus
Try to save something while your salary is small; it's impossible to save after you begin to earn more. Jack Benny
Never spend your money before you have it. Thomas Jefferson
The individual investor should act consistently as an investor and not as a speculator. Ben Graham
A big part of financial freedom is having your heart and mind free from worry about the what-ifs of life. Suze Orman
All money is a matter of belief. Adam Smith
I would not pre-pay. I would invest instead and let the investments cover it. Dave Ramsey
Money is a good servant but a bad master. Francis Bacon
Every once in a while, the market does something so stupid it takes your breath away. Jim Cramer
Finance is critical. If sufficient investment is made in infrastructure and venture capital is made available, there will be a big improvement in the situation. Sanjay Kumar
The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that still carries any reward. John Maynard Keynes
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
I made my money the old-fashioned way. I was very nice to a wealthy relative right before he died. Malcolm Forbes
Personal finances are like people's personal health, crucial and tragic to the sufferer but tedious to the listener. Thomas Keneally
Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship. Benjamin Franklin
I will tell you how to become rich. Close the doors. Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful. Warren Buffett
Financial peace isn't the acquisition of stuff. It's learning to live on less than you make, so you can give money back and have money to invest. You can't win until you do this. Dave Ramsey
Every time you borrow money, you're robbing your future self. Nathan W. Morris
I finally know what distinguishes man from the other beasts: financial worries. Jules Renard
The first rule in making money is not to lose it. Steven J. Lee
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
Wide diversification is only required when investors do not understand what they are doing. Warren Buffett
Price ain't merely about numbers. It's a satisfying sacrifice. Toba Beta
Thou shalt not forget that money is only money and not character or fame. Steven J. Lee
A budget tells us what we can't afford, but it doesn't keep us from buying it. William Feather
In investing, what is comfortable is rarely profitable. Robert Arnott
Money often costs too much. Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is more dementia about finance than there is about sex. Charlie Munger
By and large, I don't think too much of finance professors. It is a field with witchcraft. Charlie Munger
Where you have complexity, by nature you can have fraud and mistakes...This will always be true of financial companies, including ones that run by governments. If you want accurate numbers from financial companies, you're in the wrong world. Charlie Munger
There exists today an overwhelming consensus on the need to wrest from the grip of terrorists the funding they rely upon to finance their violence. Paul Martin
If merely looking up past financial data would tell you what the future holds, The Forbes 400 would consist of librarians. Warren Buffett
If you can actually count your money, then you are not really a rich man. J. Paul Getty
It is wonderful to think how men of very large estates not only spend their yearly income but are often actually in want of money. It is clear, they have not valued for what they spend. Samuel Johnson
When it comes to finances, remember that there are no withholding taxes on the wages of sin. Mae West
Money is a poor man's credit card. Marshall McLuhan
Money-lust has always existed, but not in the history of the world was it ever a craze, a madness, until your time and mine. Mark Twain
A dollar picked up in the road is more satisfaction to you than the ninety-and-nine which you had to work for, and money won at faro or in stock snuggles into your heart in the same way. Mark Twain
A holding company is the people you give your money to while you are being searched. Will Rogers
Profit is part of the mechanism by which society decides what it wants to see produced. Henry C. Wallich
A bank is a financial institution from which you can borrow money as long as you can provide sufficient evidence to show you don't need it. Sally Poplin
If you owe the bank $100, that's your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that's the bank's problem. J. Paul Getty
Money frees you from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy. Groucho Marx
Money is good for bribing yourself through the inconveniences of life. Gottfried Reinhardt
Without money, it is difficult to enjoy your wealth. Remco Campert
The way to become rich is to make money, not to save it. Kate Chopin
If you want to make money, go where the money is. Joseph P. Kennedy
The dollar will never fall as low as some people will do to get it. Alfred E. Neuman
The dollar will never fall as low as some people will do to get it. Alfred E. Neuman
Lack of money is no obstacle, lack of idea is an obstacle. Ken Hakuta
Rich or poor, it's good to have money. Sid Lance
Give a beggar a dime and he'll bless you. Give him a dollar and he'll curse you for withholding the rest of your fortune. Anzia Yezierska
Money will come to you when you are doing the right thing. Michael Philips
Politics don't control the world, money does. Andrew Young
While many believe that only the wealthy have economic power, all of us have the power to spend our money where we choose, whether we're making a million-dollar purchase or buying a box of detergent. Camille Cosby
If possible honestly, if not, somehow make money. Horace
Always try and rub up against money long enough, some of it may rub off on you. Damon Runyon
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons. Woody Alllen