68+ Best Budget Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational budget quotes will fire up your brain and encourage you to look at life differently while making you laugh.

Famous Budget Quotes

Got a budget for the lawyer though. – Rick Ross

We didn’t actually overspend our budget. The allocation simply fell short of our expenditure. – Keith Davis

Waste your money and you’re only out of money, but waste your time and you’ve lost a part of your life. – Michael Leboeuf

Money is like water: in sufficient volume, it erodes the bedrock of principle, and cuts its own channel. – Dr. Idel Dreimer

Change! If you keep doing what you’re doing, you’ll keep getting what you’re getting.

Teach your kids early on how to save up for purchases. If they learn how (and why) to save up for a Barbie today, they’ll know how (and why) to save up for a car or house tomorrow with no debt. – Dave Ramsey

Winning at money is percent behavior and percent head knowledge. Dave Ramsey

Your crummy money habits are your problem. – Dave Ramsey

The problem with your money is not mathematics. The problem is the idiot I shave with every morning. If I can get that guy to behave, he can be skinny and rich. You’ve just got to think differently. We need to modify behavior more than we need to modify mathematics. – Dave Ramsey

Parents who let teens run around with unearned adult freedoms are naive and stupid. – Dave Ramsey

Rich people and smart people would be in the line if the Lotto was a real wealth-building tool, but the truth is that the Lotto is a rip-off instituted by our government. – Dave Ramsey

Your income is your responsibility. If you get to retirement with a mountain of debt and nothing to live on, it’s no one else’s fault. – Dave Ramsey

Discipline is hard, it hurts, and it requires sacrifice. Personally, I don’t like discipline but I love what discipline produces. – Dave Ramsey

A budget is more than just a series of numbers on a page; it is an embodiment of our values. – Barack Obama

If you don’t make a plan for your money, someone else will. – Dave Ramsey

If you make some sacrifices, inject some discipline, and get intentional about winning with money, the future is wide open. – Dave Ramsey

Money comes from work, not from other people, the government, or dumb luck. From an early age, your kids need to feel that emotional connection between work and money. – Dave Ramsey

It is human nature to want it and want it now; it is also a sign of immaturity. Being willing to delay pleasure for a greater result is a sign of maturity. – Dave Ramsey

Find something to do and do that with vigor until it is complete; then and only then do you move to the next step. – Dave Ramsey

Without a mission statement, you may get to the top of the ladder and then realize it was leaning against the wrong building! – Dave Ramsey

A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week. – General George S. Patton

You must gain control of your money, or the lack of it will forever control you. – Dave Ramsey

Poor is a state of mind. Broke is I’m just passing through. – Dave Ramsey

If you make financial decisions with immaturity, you will be broke your whole life. – Dave Ramsey

One reason people resist change is because they focus on what they have to give up, instead of what they have to gain. – Rick Godwin

Every time you borrow money, you’re robbing your future self. – Nathan W Morris

Everyone must choose one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment. – Jim Rohn

If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much. – Jim Rohn

You drown not by falling into a river, but by staying submerged in it. – Paulo Coelho

Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. Barack Obama

You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine. – John C. Maxwell

Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip-toe if you must, but take the step. – Naeem Callaway

A goal without a plan is just a wish. – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Don’t think about what can happen in a month. Don’t think about what can happen in a year. Just focus on the next hours in front of you and do what you can to get closer to where you want to be. – Eric Thomas

The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging. – Warren Buffett

Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. – Warren Buffett

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

You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone. – Roy T. Bennett

Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t. – Steve Maraboli

This is the beginning of anything you want. – Unknown

Falling down is an accident. Staying down is a choice. – Unknown

The budget doesn’t have much control over the government. Then again, the government doesn’t have much control over the budget. – P. J. O’Rourke

The budget is a mythical bean bag. Congress votes mythical beans into it, and then tries to reach in and pull real beans out. – Will Rogers

A budget takes the fun out of money. – Mason Cooley

The safe way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket. – Frank Hubbard

The budget evolved from a management tool into an obstacle to management. – Frank Carlucci

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

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

There are a handful of people whom money won’t spoil, and we count ourselves among them. – Mignon McLaughlin

A budget tells us what we can’t afford, but it doesn’t keep us from buying it. – William Feather

Budgets are blueprints and priorities. – Kevin McCarthy

Budget affects everything. – James Pearse Connelly

The budget should be balanced not by more taxes, but by reduction of follies. – Herbert Hoover

The budget is not just a collection of numbers, but an expression of our values and aspirations. – Jacob Lew

Manage your spending by creating and sticking to a budget. – Alexa Von Tobel

Just because you can afford it doesn’t mean you should buy it. – Suze Orman

We can’t do everything with a budget, but we can put the country on much sounder financial footing. – Jeff Sessions

Budgets are not merely affairs of arithmetic, but in a thousand ways go to the root of prosperity of individuals, the relation of classes and the strength of kingdoms. – William E. Gladstone

Doing a budget means learning an ancient and powerful word: NO. – Dave Ramsey

A budget should reflect the values and priorities of our nation and its people. – Mary Landrieu

Budgets are nothing if not statements of priorities. – Jeff Merkley

It’s clearly a budget. It’s got a lot of numbers in it. – George W. Bush

As long as you keep your budgets small, there’s a way of making films. – Andrea Arnold

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

When completed, the budget must provide the services we have promised to our constituents. – Jane D. Hull

Men who make money rarely saunter; men who save money rarely swagger. – Edward Bulwer-Lytton

A big budget studio film is slower, they’ve got so much to create around you. Everything is more complicated. – Iain Glen

There are people who have money and people who are rich. – Coco Chanel

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