A little bit of a change-up here for you all! I’ve gathered up 42 personal finance quotes to ponder on.
I hope you enjoy these and make sure to let me know what your favorite personal finance quotes were in the comments below!
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons. – Woody Allen
Money is a good servant but a bad master. – Sir Francis Bacon
Riches are not an end of life, but an instrument of life. – Henry Ward Beecher
You can be young without money, but you can’t be old without it. – Tennessee Williams
Remember the golden rule: he who has the gold makes the rules. – Unknown
Money isn’t everything, but it’s right up there with oxygen. – Zig Ziglar
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
Wealth is the ability to fully experience life. – Henry David Thoreau
Money can’t buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you’re being miserable. – Clare Boothe Luce
The question isn’t at what age I want to retire, it’s at what income. – George Foreman
A penny saved is a penny earned. – Ben Franklin
If you can count your money, you don’t have a billion dollars.-J. Paul Getty
Save a part of your income and begin now, for the man with a surplus controls circumstances and the man without a surplus is controlled by circumstances – Henry H. Buckley
Prosperity is the fruit of labor. It begins with saving money – Abraham Lincoln
Save money and money will save you. – Unknown
Do not save what is left after spending, but spend what is left after saving. – Warren Buffett
Save your money. you’re going to need twice as much money in your old age as you think – Michael Caine
All days are not the same. Save for a rainy day. When you don’t work, savings will work for you. – Unknown
If saving money is wrong, I don’t want to be right! – William Shatner
The goal of the nonprofessional should not be to pick winners – neither he nor his “helpers” can do that – but should rather be to own a cross section of businesses that in aggregate are bound to do well. A low-cost S&P 500 index fund will achieve this goal. – Warren Buffett
When you look at the results on an after-fee, after-tax basis, over reasonably long periods of time, there’s almost no chance that you end up beating the index fund. – David Swensen
Surprise, the returns reported by mutual funds aren’t actually earned by investors. – Jack Bogle
An investment operation is one which, upon thorough analysis, promises safety of principal and an adequate return. Operations not meeting these requirements are speculative. – Benjamin Graham
Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing. – Warren Buffett
Far more money has been lost by investors preparing for corrections, or trying to anticipate corrections, than has been lost in corrections themselves. – Peter Lynch
Personal Finance and Motivation Quotes
Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. – Napoleon Hill
Those who have a “why” to live, can bear with almost any “how”. – Victor Frankl
The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. – Amelia Earhart
The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there. – Vince Lombardi
A journey of a thousand miles beings with a single step. – Lao-Tzu
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to. It is the means that determines the end. – Henry Emerson Fosdick
Your choices are made in a moment, but their consequences will transcend a lifetime. – MJ DeMarco
The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender. – Proverbs 22:7
Good times are when people make debts to pay in bad times. – Robert Quinlin
What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience? – Adam Smith
When you get in debt you become a slave. – Andrew Jackson
Christmas is the season when you buy this year’s gifts with next year’s money. – Unknown
Running into debt isn’t so bad. It’s running into creditors that hurts. – Unknown
Rather go to bed supperless, than rise in debt. – Benjamin Franklin
Never spend money before you have it – Thomas Jefferson
If I owe you a pound, I have a problem; but if I owe you a million, the problem is yours. – John Maynard Keynes
If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of car payments. – Earl Wilson
There you have it! 42 personal finance quotes. Personally, my favorite (and one I laughed at when compiling this list). was Christmas is the season when you buy this year’s gifts with next year’s money. That’s bad, but it’s a little bit sad because it’s true. People will go into credit card debt because they don’t have the cash to buy gifts for whatever reason.
I also really liked the quote, All days are not the same. Save for a rainy day. When you don’t work, savings will work for you. This quote is about the concept of passive income – if you and I can build up passive income streams, then we won’t have to work for our money.
Thanks for reading – I enjoyed putting this list together! 🙂
Readers, how did I do? Was your favorite personal finance quote in here? What is your favorite personal finance quote?
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