Pengar- “Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game.”


The love of money is the root of all evil.

Bible (1 Timothy, 6.10)

Lack of money is the root of all evil.

George Bernard Shaw

The value of money is that with it we can tell any man to go to the devil. It is the sixth sense which enable you to enjoy the other five.

Somerset Maugham

There is no monopoly on becoming a millionaire. If you’re jealous of those with more money, don’t just sit there and complain. Do something to make more money yourself – spend less time drinking or smoking and socialising and more time working. Become one of those people who work hard, invest and build and at the same time create employment and opportunities for others.

Gina Rinehart

Unfortunately most ways of making big money take a long time. By the time one has made the money one is too old to enjoy it.

Ian Fleming

I spent a lot of money of booze, birds, and fast cars. The rest I just squandered.

George Best

Take every piece of advice you get from an investment advisor with a barrel of salt. Most are trying to sell you things that you probably don´t need or want. Think for yourself.

Peter Navarro

Never spend your money before you have it.

Thomas Jefferson

High achievers spot rich opportunities swiftly, make big decisions quickly and move into action immediately. Follow these principles and you can make your dreams come true.

Robert H. Schuller

The man who does more than he is paid for will soon be paid for more than he does.

Napoleon Hill

Money can’t buy happiness but it can buy a huge yacht that sails right next to it.

David Lee Roth

I have a problem with too much money. I can’t reinvest it fast enough, and because I reinvest it, more money comes in. Yes, the rich do get richer.

Robert Kiyosaki

Be afraid when people are greedy, and greedy when people are afraid. It´s basically, “Buy low and sell high”. In general I´ve been doing better than the market averages when I´ve been handling my investments. I´ve basically done that by being conservative when the market is frothing and aggressive when the market is down.

Gary Belsky

A woman’s best protection is a little money of her own.

Clare Boothe Luce

People who say that money can’t buy happiness just don’t know where to shop.

Kathy Lette

Inherited wealth is a big handicap to happiness. It is as certain death to ambition as cocaine is to morality

William Vanderbilt

Kill all the prisoners, because they’re costing us too much money. Wait! No, kill all the politicians, because they’re spending too much money.

Jarod Kintz

No one is rich whose expenditures exceed his means, and no one is poor whose incomings exceed his outgoings.

Thomas Chandler Haliburton

Money can’t buy happiness, but neither can poverty.

Leo Rosten

Americans used to be ‘citizens.’ Now we are ‘consumers.

Vicki Robin

I’d like to live as a poor man with lots of money.

Pablo Picasso

Money is a great servant but a bad master.

Francis Bacon

When it is a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.


The shortest road to wealth lies in the contempt of wealth.


If you’d know the power of money, go and borrow some.

Ben Franklin

Money isn’t everything–but it’s a long way ahead of what comes next.

Edmund Stockdale

Never invest your money in anything that eats or needs repairing.

Billy Rose

The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.

Albert Einstein

Money often costs too much.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

While money can’t buy happiness, it certainly lets you choose your own form of misery.

Groucho Marx

Money is the wise man’s religion.


Beauty is a whore, I like money better.

Michael Cunningham

Money can’t buy you happiness but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.

Spike Milligan

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 have about concluded that wealth is a state of mind, and that anyone can acquire a wealthy state of mind by thinking rich thoughts.

Andrew Young

I enjoy my money, and I’m not ashamed to admit it. I’d certainly rather be rich than poor.

Christine McVie

Money speaks sense in a language all nations understand.

Aphra Behn

Money couldn’t buy friends, but you got a better class of enemy.

Spike Milligan

What good is money if it can’t buy happiness?

Agatha Christie

There is a noble manner of being poor, and who does not know it will never be rich.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Making money isn’t hard in itself… What’s hard is to earn it doing something worth devoting one’s life to.

Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Get money or Get nothing.

Lil Wayne

Having money isn’t everything, not having it is.

Kanye West

If money is the bond binding me to human life, binding society to me, binding me and nature and man, is not money the bond of all bonds? Can it not dissolve and bind all ties? Is it not, therefore, the universal agent of separation?

Karl Marx

Taxation is robbery based on monopoly of weapons.

Robert Anton Wilson

I am opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me the position.

Mark Twain

Too many people spend money they buy things they don’t impress people that they don’t like.

Will Rogers

Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.

Napoleon Bomaparte

My friends and I have been coddled long enough by a billionaire friendly Congress.

Warren Buffet

Money is only a human invention.

Vanna Bonta

Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I’m not there, I go to work.

Robert Orben

No one can earn a million dollars honestly.

William Jennings Bryan

Do not work primarily for money; do your duty to patients first and let the money follow; our life is short, we don’t live twice; the whirlwind will pick up the leaves and spin them, but then it will drop them and they will form a pile.

John Hersey

Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go.

Mother Teresa

The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it in your back pocket.

Will Rogers

It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.

Albert Camus

That money talks, I’ll not deny, I heard it once: it said, “goodbye”.

Richard Armour

Time is a waste of money.

Oscar Wilde

In this country, you gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get the women.

Tony Montana (Scarface)

Remember that credit is money

Benjamin Franklin

Men are apt to prefer a prosperous error to an afflicted truth.

Jeremy Taylor

All sins are forgiven once you start making a lot of money.


The hand that gives is among the hand that takes. Money has no fatherland, financiers are without patriotism and without decency, their sole object is gain.

Napoleon Bonaparte

It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed.

Kin Hubbard

I would rather carry around a plastic bag with five thousand Euro inside, than carry around a Louis Vuitton/Gucci/Prada bag with only one hundred Euro inside!

C Joybell C

Dont think money does everything or you are going to end up doing everything for money.


Don’t stay in bed, unless you can make money in bed.

George Burns

Nobody was ever meant to remember or invent what he did with every cent.

Robert Frost

Money is like manure; it’s not worth a thing unless it’s spread around encouraging young things to grow.

Thornton Wilder

It’s amazing. The moment you show cash, everyone knows your language.

Aravind Adiga

The modern banking system manufactures money out of nothing. The process is perhaps the most astounding piece of sleight-of-hand that was ever invented. Banking was conceived in inequity and born in sin… But if you want to continue to be slaves of the bankers and pay the cost of your own slavery, then let the bankers continue to create money and control credit.

Josiah Charles Stamp

No woman marries for money; they are all clever enough, before marrying a millionaire, to fall in love with him first.

Cesare Pavese

Until and unless you discover that money is the root of all good, you ask for your own destruction. When money ceases to become the means by which men deal with one another, then men become the tools of other men. Blood, whips and guns–or dollars. Take your choice–there is no other.

Ayn Rand

Time is money.

Benjamin Franklin

Money does not buy you happiness, but lack of money certainly buys you misery.

Daniel Kahneman

Class is an aura of confidence that is being sure without being cocky. Class has nothing to do with money. Class never runs scared. It is self-discipline and self-knowledge. It’s the sure-footedness that comes with having proved you can meet life.

Ann Landers

I guess money can’t buy happiness if you shop in the wrong places.

Nora Roberts

And no bathroom on earth will make up for marrying a bearded man you hate.

Dodie Smith

No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.

Holy Bible

All progress is based upon a universal, innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.

Samuel Butler

The ideas of debtor and creditor as to what constitutes a good time never coincide.

P.G. Wodehouse

He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.

Benjamin Franklin

Economy is half the battle of life; it is not so hard to earn money as to spend it well.

C.H. Spurgeon

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

Benjamin Franklin

Business, you know, may bring money, but friendship hardly ever does.

Jane Austen

Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.

Benjamin Franklin

I don’t like money, actually, but it quiets my nerves.

Joe Lewis

Finance is the art of passing money from hand to hand until it finally disappears.

Robert W Sarnoff

Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. There is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of its filling a vacuum, it makes one.

Benjamin Franklin

I had no idea that being your authentic self could make me as rich as I’ve become. If I had, I’d have done it a lot earlier.

Oprah Winfrey

A man wants to earn money in order to be happy, and his whole effort and the best of a life are devoted to the earning of that money. Happiness is forgotten; the means are taken for the end.

Albert Camus

Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair.

Sam Ewing

Money may not buy happiness, but I’d rather cry in a Jaguar than on a bus.

Francoise Sagan

Cash may be the ultimate in capital preservation but it earns you nothing. In a zero return environment – notwithstanding all the financial, economic and geopolitical uncertainties – cash is not king. What is king, however, is cash flow.

David Rosenberg

No, not rich. I am a poor man with money, which is not the same thing.

Gabriel Garcia Márquez

A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.

Virgina Woolf

All wars are sacred,to those who have to fight them. If the people who started wars didn’t make them sacred, who would be foolish enough to fight? But, no matter what rallying cries the orators give to the idiots who fight, no matter what noble purposes they assign to wars, there is never but one reason for a war. And that is money. All wars are in reality money squabbles. But so few people ever realize it. Their ears are too full of bugles and drums and the fine words from stay-at-home orators. Sometimes the rallying cry is ’save the Tomb of Christ from the Heathen!’ Sometimes it’s ’down with Popery!’ and sometimes ‘Liberty!’ and sometimes ‘Cotton, Slavery and States’ Rights!

Margaret Mitchell

Money is seen as a great evil. But I’ve never seen a pile of cash stab someone.

Jarod Kintz

Money does not change the sickness, only the symptoms.

John Steinbeck

Angel says that rich people don’t like to tolerate much. Money gives you permission to just walk away from everything that isn’t pretty and perfect. You can’t put up with anything less than lovely. You spend your life running, avoiding, escaping.

Chuck Palahniuk

You can be young without money, but you can’t be old without it.

Tennessee Williams

Getting money is not all a man’s business: to cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life.

Samuel Johnson

Money is the root of all evil.’ Then we hear, ‘A fool and his money are soon parted.’ What are they talking about? If money is so evil, shouldn’t it be, ‘A wise man and his money are soon parted’? And another thing, how does a fool get money in the first place? I know some fools who have a lot of money, but they won’t tell me how they got it, and I won’t tell them.

George Burns

There’s no way that Michael Jackson or whoever Jackson should have a million thousand droople billion dollars and then there’s people starving. There’s no way! There’s no way that these people should own planes and there people don’t have houses. Apartments. Shacks. Drawers. Pants! I know you’re rich. I know you got 40 billion dollars, but can you just keep it to one house? You only need ONE house. And if you only got two kids, can you just keep it to two rooms? I mean why have 52 rooms and you know there’s somebody with no room?! It just don’t make sense to me. It don’t.

Tupac Shakur

I have no taste for either poverty or honest labor, so writing is the only recourse left for me.

Hunter S Thompson

The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

For I consider brains far superior to money in every way. You may have noticed that if one has money without brains, he cannot use it to his advantage; but if one has brains without money, they will enable him to live comfortably to the end of his days.

L. Frank Baum

You will observe that the stories told are all about money-seekers, not about money-finders.

Edgar Allan Poe

If money’s the god people worship, I’d rather go worship the devil instead.

Jess C Scott

Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game.

Donald Trump

It’s a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose your own.

Harry S. Truman

The two most beautiful words in the English language are ‘cheque enclosed.

Dorothy Parker

Make money, money by fair means if you can, if not, but any means money.


I love money. I love everything about it. I bought some pretty good stuff. Got me a $300 pair of socks. Got a fur sink. An electric dog polisher. A gasoline powered turtleneck sweater. And, of course, I bought some dumb stuff, too.

Steve Martin

Poverty frees them from ordinary standards of behaviour, just as money frees people from work.

George Orwell

Buffett does enjoy being a billionaire, but in offbeat ways. As he put it, though money cannot change your health or how many people love you, it lets you be in ‘more interesting environments.

Roger Lowenstein

There is only one class in the community that thinks more about money than the rich, and that is the poor.

Oscar Wilde

A penny saved is a penny earned.

Benjamin Franklin

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

P.T. Barnum

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

Ayn Rand

Gold conjures up a mist about a man, more destructive of all his old senses and lulling to his feelings than the fumes of charcoal.

Charles Dickens

Money isn’t everything…but it ranks right up there with oxygen.

Rita Davenport

Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.

Charles Dickens (David Copperfield)

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

Chris Rock

I wonder if there isn’t a catch about having plenty of money? Does it eventually take the pleasure out of things?

Dodie Smith

Make money, money by fair means if you can, if not, but any means money.


Money is like a child—rarely unaccompanied. When it disappears, look to those who were supposed to be keeping an eye on it while you were at the grocery store. You might also look for someone who has a lot of extra children sitting around, with long, suspicious explanations for how they got there.

Lemony Snicket

The more I see of the moneyed classes, the more I understand the guillotine.

George Bernard Shaw

He had heard people speak contemptuously of money: he wondered if they had ever tried to do without it.

W Somerset Maugham

Money frees you from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy.

Groucho Marx

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


Economic power is exercised by means of a positive, by offering men a reward, an incentive, a payment, a value; political power is exercised by means of a negative, by the threat of punishment, injury, imprisonment, destruction. The businessman’s tool is values; the bureaucrat’s tool is fear.

Ayn Rand

Within certain limits, it is actually true that the less money you have, the less you worry.

George Orwell

If you want to know what a man is really like, take notice of how he acts when he loses money.

Simone Weil

Its easier to feel a little more spiritual with a couple of bucks in your pocket.

Craig Ferguson

Money cannot buy health, but I’d settle for a diamond-studded

Dorothy Parker

Rich or poor, it’s good to have money.

Sid Lance

Because of my wealth thinkest thow I may gratify every desire? ‘Tis a false idea. There are limits to my time. There are limits to my strength. There are limits to the distance I may travel. There are limits to what I may eat. There are limits to the zest with which I may enjoy.

George S. Clason

If you wrote something for which someone sent you a cheque, if you cashed the cheque and it didn’t bounce, and if you then paid the light bill with the money, I consider you talented.

Stephen King

The rich control our politics to a huge extend. In return they get tax cuts and deregulation. It’s been and is an amazing ride for the rich.

Jeffrey D. Sachs

Well, I guess in all honesty I would have to say that I never knew nor did I ever hear of anybody that money didnt change.

Cormac McCarthy

The first rule in making money is not to lose it.

Steven J. Lee

Finance is the art of passing money from hand to hand until it finally disappears.

Robert W. Sarnoff

Someday I want to be rich. Some people get so rich they lose all respect for humanity. That’s how rich I want to be.

Rita Rudner

He who knows how to be poor knows everything.


Fidelity purchased with money, money can destroy.


How can a world be good in which Money is the moving power, and Self-interest the guiding star?

H. Rider Haggard

People who want to make a million borrow a million first.

Sophie Kinsella

The man with toothache thinks everyone happy whose teeth are sound. The poverty stricken man makes the same mistake about the rich man.

George Bernard Shaw

A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.

Jonathan Swift

The easiest way for your children to learn about money is for you not to have any.

Katharine Whitehorn

Lack of money is no obstacle. Lack of an idea is an obstacle.

Ken Hakuta

Make money your god and it will plague you like the devil.

Henry Fielding

Money won’t buy happiness, but it will pay the salaries of a huge research staff to study the problem.

Bill Vaughan

If you can count your money, you don’t have a billion dollars.

Paul Getty

Save a little money each month and at the end of the year you’ll be surprised at how little you have.

Ernest Haskins

I have enough money to last me the rest of my life, unless I buy something.

Jackie Mason

Money follows art. Money wants what it can’t buy. Class and talent. And remember while there’s a talent for making money, it takes real talent to know how to spend it.

Candace Bushnell

When I was young I used to think that money was the most important thing in life. Now that I am old, I know it is.

Oscar Wilde

My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income.

Errol Flynn

The only way not to think about money is to have a great deal of it.

Edith Wharton

Financial demands, of all the rough winds that blow upon our love, (are) quite the coldest and the most biting.

Gustave Flaubert

Be rich to yourself and poor to your friends.


If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.

Dorothy Parker

Money doesn’t talk, it swears.

Bob Dylan

Money is a poor man’s credit card.

Marshal McLuhan

On savings: A dollar here, a dollar there. Over time, it adds up to two dollars.

Jarod Kintz

Money can’t buy love, but it improves your bargaining position.

Christopher Marlowe

A fool and his money are easily parted.


Don’t stay in bed, unless you can make money in bed.

George Burns

Endless money forms the sinews of war.


The safest way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket.

Kin Hubbard

You can be happy with money and you can be wretched with it. It depends on what kind of person you are.

Taylor Caldwell

It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating.

Oscar Wilde

There’s nothing in the world so demoralizing as money.


Lottery: A tax on people who are bad at math.

Ambrose Bierce

No matter how rich you become, how famous or powerful, when you die the size of your funeral will still pretty much depend on the weather.

Michael Pritchard

Buffett does enjoy being a billionaire, but in offbeat ways. As he put it, though money cannot change your health or how many people love you, it lets you be in more interesting environments.

Roger Lowenstein

What are the odds that people will make smart decisions about money if they don’t need to make smart decisions—if they can get rich making dumb decisions?

Michael Lewis

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

Oscar Wilde

Seven Deadly Sins:
1 Wealth without work
2 Pleasure without conscience
3 Science without humanity
4 Knowledge without character
5 Politics without principle
6 Commerce without morality
7 Worship without sacrifice.

Mahatma Gandhi

If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.

Dorothy Parker

Young people, nowadays, imagine that money is everything. Yes, murmured Lord Henry, settling his button-hole in his coat; and when they grow older they know it.

Oscar Wilde

A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned.

Benjamin Franklin

Got no checkbooks, got no banks. Still I’d like to express my thanks – I’ve got the sun in the mornin’ and the moon at night.

Irving Berlin

In regards to the price of commodities, the rise of wages operates as simple interest does, the rise of profit operates like compound interest. Our merchants and masters complain much of the bad effects of high wages in raising the price and lessening the sale of goods. They say nothing concerning the bad effects of high profits. They are silent with regard to the pernicious effects of their own gains. They complain only of those of other people.

Adam Smith

That is one of the bitter curses of poverty; it leaves no right to be generous.

George R. Kissing

Money and time are the heaviest burdens of life . . . the unhappiest of all mortals are those who have more of either than they know how to use.

Samuel Johnson

I think the key indicator for wealth is not good grades, work ethic, or IQ. I believe it’s relationships. Ask yourself two questions: How many people do I know, and how much ransom money could I get for each one?

Jarod Kintz

Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction.

Erich Fromm

Everyone wants to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.

Oprah Winfrey

As much money and life as you could want! The two things most human beings would choose above all – the trouble is, humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them.


Money is time. With money I buy for cheerful use the hours which otherwise would not in any sense be mine; nay, which would make me their miserable bondsman.

George R. Gissing

I’ve made all my money on my own without my family and I work very hard.

Paris Hilton

The way taxes are, you might as well marry for love.

Joe E. Lewis

With all the money my uncle embezzled over the years, it’s no surprise he lives in a gated community. But what is amazing, however, is that he somehow managed to get his own cell.

Jarod Kintz

She planted that terror of debt so deeply in her children that even now, in a changed economic pattern where indebtedness is a part of living, I become restless when a bill is two days overdue. Olive never accepted the time-payment plan when it became popular. A thing bought on time was a thing you did not own and for which you were in debt. She saved for things she wanted, and this meant that the neighbours had new gadgets as much as two years before we did.

John Steinbeck

Money can’t buy happiness, but it certainly is a stress reliever.

Besa Kosova

Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries.

Anne Herbert

Let me ask you one question
Is your money that good
Will it buy you forgiveness
Do you think that it could
I think you will find
When your death takes its toll
All the money you made
Will never buy back your soul.

Bob Dylan

You’re broke, eh?”
I been shaking two nickels together for a month, trying to get them to mate.

Raymond Chandler

It is easier to tell our therapist about our sex life than it is to tell our accountant about our finances.

Vicki Robin

I have a renewed commitment to elegance, she said, in case you think I’m just spending money for the fun of it.

Brian Andreas

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

Frank Howard Clark

It is a waste of money to help those who show no desire to help themselves.

Taylor Caldwell

You’d be surprised what people will do for money that they wouldn’t do for

Rachel Caine

What is most vile and despicable about money is that it even confers talent. And it will do so until the end of the world.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

This planet has – or rather had – a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movement of small green pieces of paper, which was odd because on the whole it wasn’t the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy.

Douglas Adams

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

If you think Hollywood is depressing and corrupt, politics is really depressing and corrupt — and fueled even more than Hollywood by money — if that’s possible.

Ben Affleck

Simple, genuine goodness is the best capital to found the business of this life upon. It lasts when fame and money fail, and is the only riches we can take out of this world with us.

Louisa May Alcott

In a society in which nearly everybody is dominated by somebody else’s mind or by a disembodied mind, it becomes increasingly difficult to learn the truth about the activities of governments and corporations, about the quality or value of products, or about the health of one’s own place and economy.
In such a society, also, our private economies will depend less and less upon the private ownership of real, usable property, and more and more upon property that is institutional and abstract, beyond individual control, such as money, insurance policies, certificates of deposit, stocks, and shares. And as our private economies become more abstract, the mutual, free helps and pleasures of family and community life will be supplanted by a kind of displaced or placeless citizenship and by commerce with impersonal and self-interested suppliers…
Thus, although we are not slaves in name, and cannot be carried to market and sold as somebody else’s legal chattels, we are free only within narrow limits. For all our talk about liberation and personal autonomy, there are few choices that we are free to make. What would be the point, for example, if a majority of our people decided to be self-employed?
The great enemy of freedom is the alignment of political power with wealth. This alignment destroys the commonwealth – that is, the natural wealth of localities and the local economies of household, neighborhood, and community – and so destroys democracy, of which the commonwealth is the foundation and practical means.

Wendell Berry

The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it.

Ayn Rand

Under capitalism each individual engages in economic planning.

George Reisman

It is the mind that maketh good of ill, that maketh wretch or happy, rich or poor.

Edmund Spenser

You can never become rich unless you like rich people.

Doug Coupland

As humanity perfects itself, man becomes degraded. When everything is reduced to the mere counter-balancing of economic interests, what room will there be for virtue? When Nature has been so subjugated that she has lost all her original forms, where will that leave the plastic arts? And so on. In the mean time, things are going to get very murky.

Gustave Flaubert

It is incumbent upon each of us to improve spending and savings practices to ensure our own individual financial security and preserve the collective economic well-being of our great society.

Ron Lewis

Credit is a system whereby a person who can’t pay, gets another person who can’t pay, to guarantee that he can pay.

Charles Dickens

If you live for having it all, what you have is never enough.

Vicki Robin

America does not know the difference between money and sex. It treats sex like money because it treats sex as a medium of exchange, and it treats money like sex because it expects its money to get pregnant and reproduce.

Peter Kreeft

The philosopher Diogenes was eating bread and lentils for supper. He was seen by the philosopher Aristippus, who lived comfortably by flattering the king. Said Aristippus, “If you would learn to be subservient to the king you would not have to live on lentils.” Said Diogenes, “Learn to live on lentils and you will not have to be subservient to the king.”

Anthony de Mello

No man should receive a dollar unless that dollar has been fairly earned.

Theodore Roosevelt

Often people attempt to live their lives backwards, they try to have more things or more money in order to do more of what they want so that they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are then do what you need to do in order to have what you want.

Margaret Young

Youth is the best time to be rich, and the best time to be poor.


There is thy gold, worse poison to men’s souls,
Doing more murders in this loathsome world,
Than these poor compounds that thou mayst not sell.
I sell thee poison; thou hast sold me none.
Farewell: buy food, and get thyself in flesh.
Come, cordial and not poison, go with me
To Juliet’s grave; for there must I use thee.

William Shakespeare (Romeo & Juliet)

The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.

Andrew Carnegie