Money quote visualisation: A good reputation is more valuable than money - Publilius Syrus

Top 50 Money Quotes to Change the Way You Think

It usually isn’t what you have or don’t have that makes you feel rich or poor. It is about how you think about possessions or the lack of them. Money does not ensure happiness, nor does it guarantee success.

Here are 50 thought-provoking proverbs and quotes about money, success and financial wealth gathered from famous businessmen, great thinkers, and ancient philosophers.

When you seek advice about your finances, it’s often quite inspirational, interesting, and sometimes even humorous to embrace the opinions of other people.

Check out our 50 carefully selected quotes: we hope they will help change your thinking and attitude towards money in a positive way.

You must spend money
to make money.


(ca. 254 – 184 BC, Roman playwright of the Old Latin period)

A good reputation
is more valuable
than money.

Publilius Syrus

(46 – 29 BC, Latin writer of sententiae)

Value Quote: Time is more value than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time - Jim Rohn

What difference does it make
how much you have?
What you do not have
amounts to much more.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca,
often known simply as Seneca

(4 BC – AD 65, Roman philosopher,statesman and dramatist)

Nothing is more dangerous to men
than a sudden change of fortune.

Marcus Fabius Quintilianus

(35 – 100, Roman rhetorician from Hispania )

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


(55 – 135, Greek Stoic philosopher)

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

Miguel de Cervantes

(1547 – 1616, Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright;
His major work, Don Quixote, considered to be the first
modern novel, is regarded amongst the best works
of fiction ever written)

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

Jonathan Swift

(1667 – 1745, Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, poet and cleric)

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

François-Marie Arouet

(1694 – 1778, known by his nom de plume Voltaire,
French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher)

Money has never
made man happy,
nor will it,
there is nothing in its nature
to produce happiness.
The more of it one has
the more one wants.

Benjamin Franklin

(1706 – 1790, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States)

Clock with zip and Dollar notesMoney matters make strangers.
Japanese Proverb

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