Top 100 Inspiring Money Quotes To Motivate You

Top 100 Inspiring Money Quotes To Motivate You

In this article, you’ll find 100 money quotes that encapsulate inspiring ideas in a few words and leave you in a positive state of mind to battle the war of financial stability.

Money is what makes the world go around.

Without it, there would be little financial meaning in the commercial world.

However, making money is not exactly easy and yet not difficult.

Judging from the majority population, one could conclude that making money is quite a difficult task.

In contrast to the world population, the few billionaires in the world (2,755) attest to these facts.

Despite how challenging it is to hit financial freedom, it is reassuring to acknowledge that it is not impossible.

Key Takeaways

  • Vision first, money second
  • Wise investments guarantee fortunes
  • Earn before you spend
  • Unique ideas breed wealth

Money Quotes That Will Make You Wiser

1. “The rich invest in time, the poor invest in money.”

—Warren Buffett

2. “Rich people believe “I create my life”. Poor people believe “Life happens to me”.”

—T. Harv Eker

3. “Seek wealth, not money or status. Wealth is having assets that earn while you sleep. Money is how we transfer time and wealth. Status is your place in the social hierarchy.”

—Naval Ravikant

4. “If you can get paid for doing what you love, every paycheck is a bonus.”

—Oprah Winfrey

5. “The rich cannot accumulate wealth without the co-operation of the poor in society.”

—Mahatma Gandhi

6. “My formula for success is rise early, work late and strike oil.”

—J. Paul Getty

7. “It does not take money to make money.”

—Robert T. Kiyosaki

8. “Life is a game. Money is how we keep score.”

—Ted Turner

9. “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 T. Kiyosaki

10. “Rich people act in spite of fear. Poor people let fear stop them.” 

—T. Harv Eker

11. “Rich people choose to get paid based on results. Poor people choose to get paid based on time.”

—T. Harv Eker

12. “The goal isn’t more money. The goal is living life on your terms.”

—Chris Brogan

13. “Men are like bank accounts. Without a lot of money they don’t generate a lot of interest.”


14. “You don’t get rich by spending your time to save money. You get rich by saving your time to make money.”

—Naval Ravikant 

15. “Success is not the result of making money; earning money is the result of success – and success is in direct proportion to our service.”

—Earl Nightingale

16. “The way to become rich is to make money, not to save it.”

—Kate Chopin

17. “Chase the vision, not the money. The money will end up following you.”

—Tony Hsieh 

18. “I started Dell with $1000 dollars. Now it’s a billion dollar company. Impossible is nothing.”

—Michael Dell

19. “If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting.”

—Ben Franklin

20. “Don’t stay in bed unless you can make money in bed.” 

—George Burns

Money Quotes About Financial Freedom

21. “The more you learn, the more you earn.”

—Warren Buffett

22. “There are people who have money and people who are rich.”

—Coco Chanel

23. “The money you have gives you freedom; the money you pursue enslaves you.” 

—Jean-Jacques Rousseau

24. “There are a great many people accumulating what they think is vast wealth, but it’s only money.”

—Alan Watts

25. “Wealth is not about having a lot of money; it’s about having a lot of options.”

—Chris Rock

26. “Formal education will make you a living. Self-education will make you a fortune.”

—Jim Rohn 

27. “The best way to become a billionaire is to help a billion people.” 

—Peter Diamandis

28. “Don’t let making a living prevent you from making a life.”

—John Wooden

29. “Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will.”

—Nelson Mandela

30. “Rich people are committed to being rich. Poor people want to be rich.”

—T. Harv Eker

31. “Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.”

—Oscar Wilde

32. “Money is a way of measuring wealth but is not wealth in itself.”

—Alan Watts

33. “Rich people think big. Poor people think small.”

—T. Harv Eker

34. “If you don’t find a way to make money while you sleep, you will work until you die.” 

—Warren Buffett

35. “Money is multiplied in practical value depending on the number of W’s you control in your life: what you do, when you do it, where you do it, and with whom you do it.”

—Tim Ferriss

36. “If you want to get rich, remember that the way to do it is via equity, not salary.”

—Sam Altman

37. “A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart.”

—Jonathan Swift

38. “Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn.”

—Miguel de Cervantes

39. “Wealth is more often the result of a lifestyle of hard work, perseverance, planning, and, most of all, self-discipline.

—Thomas J. Stanley

40. “Dream audaciously. Have the courage to fail forward. Act with urgency.”

—Phil Knight

41. “The reason I’ve been able to be so financially successful is my focus has never, ever for one minute been money.”

—Oprah Winfrey

42. “Earn with your mind, not your time.”

—Naval Ravikant

43. “It’s easy to say you don’t care about money when you have plenty of it.”

—Ransom Riggs

44. “Today the greatest single source of wealth is between your ears.”

—Brian Tracy

Money Quotes About Investing

45. “If you make meaning, you’ll make money.”

—Guy Kawasaki

46. “Earn with your mind, not your time.”

—Naval Ravikant

47. “Trade money for time, not time for money. You’re going to run out of time first.”

—Naval Ravikant

48. “Invest in as much of yourself as you can, you are your own biggest asset by far.”

—Warren Buffett

49. “The rich invest their money and spend what is left; the poor spend their money and invest what is left.”

—Jim Rohn

50. “There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.”

—Sam Walton (Walmart)

51. “Rich people focus on opportunities. Poor people focus on obstacles.”

—T. Harv Eker

52. “Rich people play the money game to win. Poor people play the money game to not lose.”

—T. Harv Eker

53. “There is gold everywhere. Most people are not trained to see it.”

—Robert T. Kiyosaki

54. “If you don’t get serious about your money you will never have serious money.”

—Grant Cardone

55. “The supreme commandment of the rich is ‘Invest! The supreme commandment of the rest of us is ‘Buy!’.”

—Yuval Noah Harari

56. “Making money is not a thing that you do – it’s a skill that you learn.”

—Naval Ravikant

57. “If you want to get rich, stop focusing on what you want, focus on what people want.”


58. “The companies that are successful, they start out to make meaning, not to make money.”

—Guy Kawasaki

59. “Profit or perish… There are only two ways to make money: increase sales and decrease costs.”

—Fred DeLuca

60. “You get rich connecting with opportunities that can produce and multiply money. You don’t get rich saving money… Missing opportunities is what costs people money.”

—Grant Cardone

61. “Starting and growing a business is as much about the innovation, drive, and determination of the people who do it as it is about the product they sell.”

—Elon Musk

62. “Invest now, before it’s too late. The train is about to leave the station.”

—Aliko Dangote

63. “Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.”

—Zig Ziglar

64. “It’s not your salary that makes you rich, it’s your spending habits.”

—Charles A. Jaffe

Money Quotes About Prudent Spending

65. “Stop buying things you don’t need, to impress people you don’t even like.”

—Suze Orman

66. “I make myself rich by making my wants few.”

—David Thoreau

67. “Money is a great servant but a bad master.”

—Francis Bacon

68. “That man is richest whose pleasures are cheapest.”

—Henry David Thoreau

69. “If you cannot control your emotions, you cannot control your money.”

—Warren Buffett

70. “Women and wine, game and deceit, make the wealth small and the wants great.”

—Benjamin Franklin

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

—Ayn Rand

72. “The way to stop financial joyriding is to arrest the chauffeur, not the automobile.”

—Woodrow Wilson

73. “Many folks think they aren’t good at earning money, when what they don’t know is how to use it.”

—Frank A. Clark

74. “Just because you can afford it doesn’t mean you should buy it.”

—Suze Orman

75. “Do not spend what is left after spending, but spend what is left after saving.”

—Warren Buffett

76. “Without wisdom, gold is quickly lost by those who have it.”

—George S. Clason

77. “You will either tell your money what to do, or the lack of it will always manage you.”

—Dave Ramsey

78. “Money without brains is always dangerous.”

—Napoleon Hill

79. “If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.”

—Edmund Burke

80. “The person who doesn’t know where his next dollar is coming from usually doesn’t know where his last dollar went.”


81. “A simple fact that is hard to learn is that the time to save money is when you have some.”

—Joe Moore

82. “One penny may seem to you a very insignificant thing, but it is the small seed from which fortunes spring.” 

—Orison Swett Marden

Money Quotes About Financial Discipline

83. “Money moves from those who do not manage it to those who do.”

—Dave Ramsey

84. “Whoever loves money will never have enough.”

—Ecclesiastes 5:10

85. “Be your money’s master, not its slave.”

—Publius Syrus

86. “Money may be spent but never squandered.”

—Li Ka Shing

87. “A man in debt is so far a slave.”

—Ralph Waldo Emerson

88. “Money is like manure. You have to spread it around or it smells.”

—J. Paul Getty

89. “Money grows on the tree of persistence.”

—Japanese proverb 

90. “It’s simple arithmetic: “Your income can grow only to the extent you do.”

—T. Harv Eker

91. “Making money is a common sense. It’s not rocket science. But unfortunately, when it comes to money, common sense is uncommon.”

—Robert T. Kiyosaki

92. “Rich people stay rich by living like they are broke. Broke people stay broke by living like they are rich.”


93. “To acquire money requires valor, to keep money requires prudence, and to spend money well is an art.”

—Berthold Auerbach

94. “When a fellow says it ain’t the money but the principle of the thing, it’s the money.”

—Artemus Ward

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


96. “Money is good for nothing unless you know the value of it by experience.”

—P.T Barnum

97. “Never spend your money before you have earned it.”

—Thomas Jefferson

98. “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

99. “Time is money.”

—Benjamin Franklin

100. “The way to wealth depends on just two words, industry and frugality.”

—Benjamin Franklin

Final Thoughts

Money is very much valuable, and not a day goes by without the need for it.

It is a part of living and a necessity to survive.

Hopefully, these money quotes change your perspective about money and how to earn it for the better.

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