You will find people represented below from many times, places, and viewpoints. Some of them will be people who believe in or stood for things you don’t agree with. Some of them are people who believe in or stood for things I don’t agree with either.
But what I also don’t believe in, is some puritanical idea of a person’s whole value and wisdom being tainted by their upsetting beliefs in one area, no matter how impactful those errors were. Follow that path to it’s end and it is the same as saying that if a person disagrees with you on anything you consider important enough, that person loses their humanity and their right to speak.
Instead, I believe wisdom can come from many places, and considering the source shouldn’t be the same as throwing the baby out with the bathwater. We are all fighting to live a human life. And many people who aren’t perfect have something profound to say.
Every time you borrow money, you’re robbing your future self.
― Nathan W. Morris
The truly wealthy don’t often pursue status. They don’t need to. They have already made it. The pursuit of Rolex watches and $100,000 vehicles is for wannabes like you and me. Why pursue status when you’ve already achieved it?
― Erik Wecks,
Financial stability is much more about doing the best with what you have and not about achieving a certain level of income.
― Erik Wecks
Put time on your side. Start saving early and save regularly. Live modestly and don’t touch the money that’s been set aside.
― Burton G. Malkiel
Experts tout many positive reasons to save money, including being able to afford things like a home, car or holiday, becoming financially independent and being prepared for unforeseen expenses or emergencies. Ultimately, putting money aside for a rainy day will make you feel less stressed, more in control of your finances and all-around happier. Now that’s worth saving for!
― Niki Brantmark
Finding Money Maturity means resolving your inner conflicts around money. It really comes down to discovering a sense of ease around money.
― George Kinder
A personal budget is a manifestation of your decision to grab your finances by the balls.
― Money Tree Man
Stop making debt and going broke and calling that “living”. That’s not living, it’s lying.
― Michelle Walker-Wade
Cultivate an environment fertile for good habits to flourish
― Money Tree Man
When you know the impact of little expenses, you will realize that there is nothing little in this world.
― Manoj Arora
We tend to compartmentalize our debt: categorizing our mortgage debt as one kind of debt, installment loans as another, and credit cards as still another. Most treat all personal (consumer) debt separately from mortgage debt. The fact is that debt is debt. All of it is owed and has to be paid back!
― Dale Vermillion
Debt is a dream killer.
― Kerry Hannon
Budgeting has only one rule: Do not go over budget.
― Leslie Tayne
You do pay a price for your Financial Freedom, but it is far lesser than what you pay for a Lifetime Slavery.
― Manoj Arora
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
Many will want what you have, but few will do what you do.
― David W. Robbins,
A new car can be driven for 10 years or more if it’s properly maintained. Heck, drive that sucker into the ground before you replace it!
― Ian Lamont
Thanks to relentless media exposure and little-understood financing and sales practices, not to mention the perception of autos as important status indicators, most people replace their cars on a regular basis.
― Ian Lamont
Too many people spend money they earned..to buy things they don’t want..to impress people that they don’t like. –Will Rogers
A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart. –Jonathan Swift
Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants. –Epictetus
Money often costs too much. –-Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
It’s how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success. –David Feherty
Frugality includes all the other virtues. –-Cicero
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
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. –Benjamin Franklin
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
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
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. –Thomas Edison
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
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
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
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
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. –Jim Rohn
Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver. –Ayn Rand
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
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor. –Seneca
He who loses money, loses much; He who loses a friend, loses much more; He who loses faith, loses all. –-Eleanor Roosevelt
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
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that. –-Norman Vincent Peale
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
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
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
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
If all the economists were laid end to end, they’d never reach a conclusion. –-George Bernard Shaw
How many millionaires do you know who have become wealthy by investing in savings accounts? I rest my case. –Robert G. Allen
The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth if you lost all your money. –Anonymous
Money is a terrible master but an excellent servant. ––P.T. Barnum
Try to save something while your salary is small; it’s impossible to save after you begin to earn more. –Jack Benny
Wealth is the ability to fully experience life. –-Henry David Thoreau
The individual investor should act consistently as an investor and not as a speculator. –Ben Graham
I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. —Thomas Jefferson
You must gain control over your money or the lack of it will forever control you. —Dave Ramsey
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
Every time you borrow money, you’re robbing your future self. –Nathan W. Morris
Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs. –-Zig Ziglar
Never spend your money before you have it. ––Thomas Jefferson
The stock market is filled with individuals who know the price of everything, but the value of nothing. –-Phillip Fisher
Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it. –Benjamin Franklin
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
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
The habit of saving is itself an education; it fosters every virtue, teaches self-denial, cultivates the sense of order, trains to forethought, and so broadens the mind. –-T.T. Munger
Don’t tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you value. –-Joe Biden
If you live for having it all, what you have is never enough. –Vicki Robin
Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you invest, investigate. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. Before you retire, save. Before you die, give. —William A. Ward
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. —Winston Churchill
Wealth after all is a relative thing since he that has little and wants less is richer than he that has much and wants more. –Charles Caleb Colton
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. –-Albert Einstein
The Stock Market is designed to transfer money from the Active to the Patient. –Warren Buffett
I’m only rich because I know when I’m wrong…I basically have survived by recognizing my mistakes. –-George Soros
If you have trouble imagining a 20% loss in the stock market, you shouldn’t be in stocks. –John Bogle
I’d like to live as a poor man with lots of money. –Pablo Picasso
Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; and the same is true of fame. –-Arthur Schopenhauer
If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed. –Edmund Burke
No wealth can ever make a bad man at peace with himself. –Plato
The best thing money can buy is financial freedom. –Rob Berger