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Value Quotes and Proverbs – About the True Value of Money

What is the true value of the money in your pockets? Indeed, what is ‘value’ and what does investment value or value in business really mean?

To answer these questions we have sourced 50 intelligent quotes, sayings and proverbs about the measurement of value and the value of money.

The following value quotes and proverbs have been sorted chronologically by birth year of the author to let you see how man’s perspective on value has changed over the centuries.

It is noteworthy that many of the more ancient sayings remain valid today. Enjoy!

Better a diamond
with a flaw
than a pebble without.


(c.551 BC – c.479 BC, Chinese teacher, editor,
politician and philosopher)

Value Quote: Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing - Oscar Wilde

Haggling over every ounce
in purchasing
may not reduce
one’s cost of capital.

Tao Zhu Gong

(c.500 BC, Assistant to the Emperor of Yue,
9th Business Principle)

A person is born
with a liking for profit.


(c.312 BC – c.230 BC, Chinese Confucian philosopher)

Riches get their value
from the mind
of the possessor;
they are blessings
to those
who know how to use them,
and curses to those who do not.


(c.170 – 160 BC, playwright of the Roman Republic)

Everything is worth
what its purchaser
will pay for it.

Publilius Syrus

(1st century BC, Latin writer of maxims)

Men do not value
a good deed
it brings a reward.


(43 BC – 18 AD, Roman Poet)

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

Although gold dust is precious,
when it gets in your eyes
it obstructs your vision.

Hsi-Tang Chih Tsang

(735 – 814, Chinese Zen master)

Those things
that are dearest to us
have cost us the most.

Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

(1533 – 1592, writer of the French Renaissance)

which costs little
is less valued.

Miguel De Cervantes

(1547 – 1616, Spanish novelist,
poet and playwright)

Fortune is like the market,
where, many times,
if you can stay a little,
the price will fall.

Francis Bacon

(1561 – 1626, English philosopher,
statesman, scientist, jurist and author)

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