Wise Quotes about Money

November 19th, 2012 - Posted by in Blog, Saving Money


Not all humans are created equally. Some are wiser and have greater insight than others. We can improve ourselves by learning from the best and brightest of mankind. Quotes are a great way to learn, they’re short and easy to remember. Below are some of my favourite quotes which can really help you understand money and become savvier.

Live within your means:

Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen [pounds] nineteen [shillings] and six [pence], result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.” (Basically spend less than you make) Charles Dickens


“The art of living easily as to money is to pitch your scale of living one degree below your means.” Sir Henry Taylor


“Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.” Will Smith


“That man is richest whose pleasures are cheapest.” Henry David Thoreau


Saving money:

A penny saved is a penny earned” Benjamin Franklin


Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it … he who doesn’t … pays it.” Albert Einstein


Money is not the be all and end all

“Money will buy you a pretty good dog, but it won’t buy the wag of his tail.” Henry Wheeler Shaw


“A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.” Jonathan Swift


“Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money.” Cree Indian Proverb


“Giving your child a skill is better than giving him one thousand pieces of gold” Chinese proverb



“Rule No. 1 : Never lose money. Rule No. 2 : Never forget Rule No. 1.” Warren Buffett


“Investing without research is like playing stud poker and never looking at the cards.” Peter Lynch


“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


“The safest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it in your pocket.” (Basically, save don’t spend and avoid investment schemes that offer to double your money) Kin Hubbard


Finally remember that…”The best things in life are free”

Here is a just a tiny selection of the things you can enjoy for free.

  • Friends
  • Family
  • Children
  • Hugs
  • Sex
  • Laughter
  • Love
  • Compassion
  • Sunshine
  • Exercise
  • Walking
  • Reading a good book
  • Listening to music
  • Dreaming
  • Birdsong
  • Conversations
  • Rainbows
  • Games
If you dont believe me read the five common regrets that Bronnie Ware, a palliative care nurse, learned from people on their death beds. None of the regrets were related to money or the lack of it. Here are the most common regrets:
  1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself
  2. I wish I didn’t work as hard
  3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings
  4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends
  5. I wish that I had let myself be happier

What are your best things things / experiences in life?


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