99+ Best Financial Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Inspirational financial quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

Famous Financial Quotes

Too many people spend money they earn to buy things they don’t want to impress people that they don’t like.  Will Rogers

Being rich is having money; being wealthy is having time. Margaret Bonanno

A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart. Jonathan Swift

A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. Colin Powell

Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants. Epictetus

A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. Colin Powell

Money often costs too much. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Money, like emotions, is something you must control to keep your life on the right track. Natasha Munson

Everyday is a bank account, and time is our currency. No one is rich, no one is poor, we’ve got 24 hours each. Christopher Rice

A formal education will make you a living; self education will make you a fortune. Jim Rohn

It’s how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success. David Feherty

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

Frugality includes all the other virtues. Cicero

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

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. Benjamin Franklin

Patience and diligence, like faith, remove mountains. William Penn

I will tell you the secret to getting rich on Wall Street. You try to be greedy when others are fearful. And you try to be fearful when others are greedy. Warren Buffett

The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work. Harry Golden

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

Don’t live the same day over and over again and call that a life. Life is about evolving mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. Germany Kent

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. Thomas Edison

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

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

Financial freedom is available to those who learn about it and work for it. Robert Kiyosaki

I never attempt to make money on the stock market. I buy on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for ten years. Warren Buffett

Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach. Tony Robbins

A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore. Yogi Berra

We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self discipline, and effort. Jesse Owens

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

Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. Gloria Steinem

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

If you want to be financially free, you need to become a different person than you are today and let go of whatever has held you back in the past. Robert Kiyosaki

Formal education will make you a living; self education will make you a fortune. Jim Rohn

It’s not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor. Seneca

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

Do one thing every day that scares you. Eleanor Roosevelt

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

All successful people men and women, are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose. Brian Tracy

It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor. Seneca

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret to getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks and then starting on the first one. Mark Twain

It’s not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It’s the customer who pays the wages. Henry Ford

Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success. Pablo Picasso

He who loses money, loses much; He who loses a friend, loses much more; He who loses faith, loses all. Eleanor Roosevelt

It’s better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret. Jackie Joyner Kersee

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

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

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

Before you can become a millionaire, you must learn to think like one. You must learn how to motivate yourself to counter fear with courage. Thomas J. Stanley

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 Lorimer

Be bold enough to use your voice, brave enough to listen to your heart, and strong enough to live the life you have always imagined.

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

Knowledge is power: you hear it all the time but knowledge is not power. It’s only potential power. It only becomes power when we apply it and use it. Somebody who reads a book and doesn’t apply it, they’re at no advantage over someone who’s illiterate. None of it works unless you work. We have to do our part. If knowing is half the battle, action is the second half of the battle. Jim Kwik

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. J. Paul Getty

Belief in oneself and knowing who you are that’s the foundation for everything great. Jay Z

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

Spending money is much more difficult than making money. Jack Ma

If all the economists were laid end to end, they’d never reach a conclusion. George Bernard Shaw

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

How many millionaires do you know who have become wealthy by investing in savings accounts? I rest my case. Robert G. Allen

Diligence is the mother of good luck. Benjamin Franklin

I made my money the old fashioned way. I was very nice to a wealthy relative right before he died. Malcolm Forbes

The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark. Michelangelo

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. Steve Jobs

Don’t look for the needle in the haystack. Just buy the haystack. Jack Bogle

The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth if you lost all your money.

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. Abraham Lincoln

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

If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed. Edmund Burke

Try to save something while your salary is small; it’s impossible to save after you begin to earn more. Jack Benny

Follow your passion; it will lead you to your purpose. Oprah Winfrey

Wealth is the ability to fully experience life. Henry David Thoreau

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. Lao Tzu

The individual investor should act consistently as an investor and not as a speculator. Ben Graham

No one has ever become poor by giving. Anne Frank

I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. Thomas Jefferson

Everything is negotiable. Whether or not the negotiation is easy is another thing. Carrie Fisher

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

Yesterday ended last night. Today is a brand new day. Zig Ziglar

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

Buy land. They’re not making it anymore. Mark Twain

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

Don’t wait to buy real estate. Buy real estate and wait. Will Rogers

Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs. Zig Ziglar

Wealth is largely the result of habit. John Jacob Astor

Never spend your money before you have it. Thomas Jefferson

Buying real estate is not only the best way, the quickest way, the safest way, but the only way to become wealthy. Marshall Field

The stock market is filled with individuals who know the price of everything, but the value of nothing. Phillip Fisher

The stock market is designed to transfer money from the active to the patient. Warren Buffett

Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it. Benjamin Franklin

If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. Steve Jobs

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

Do what you love. When you love your work, you become the best worker in the world. Uri Geller

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. Thomas A. Edison

We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation. Thomas A. Edison

If you don’t value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents. Value what you know & start charging for it. Kim Garst

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things. Albert Einstein

Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do. Steve Jobs

The key to making money is to stay invested. Suze Orman