23 Quotes on the Value and Danger of Money

23 Quotes on the Value and Danger of Money

Ask ten people their thoughts on money and wealth, and you’ll get varying answers.

Wealth may not be all it’s cracked up to be, but who doesn’t want some extra dollars?

Here are 23 quotes from famous authors, speakers, philosophers, comedians, and leaders. They don’t all agree on the role of money in life, but there’s wisdom to be found.

Quotes about money and wealth:

1. "Save what you get. A fool earns money; but it takes a wise man to save and use it to his advantage." — Brigham Young

2. "Money is a tool. Used properly, it brings beauty; used wrongly, it makes a mess!" — Bradley Vinson

3. "Balancing your money is key to having enough." — Elizabeth Warren

4. "Rich people have small TVs and big libraries; poor people have small libraries and big TVs." — Zig Ziglar

5. "Wealth isn’t about having great possessions, but about having few wants." — Epictetus

6. "If you spend 29 cents on bread with a dollar, you’ll have 71 cents left. But if you spend 29 cents on bread with seventeen grand, you’ll still have seventeen grand. A math lesson for you." — Steven Martin

7. "Fortune favors the daring." — Virgil

8. "Every day is a bank account, and time is our currency. We all have 24 hours." — Christopher Rice

9. "Money is just a tool. It can take you where you want, but it can’t replace you as the driver." — Ayn Rand

10. "Wealth serves a wise man; it masters a fool." — Seneca

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11. "Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise." — Benjamin Franklin

12. "Hold material goods and wealth on a flat palm, not in a clenched fist." — Alistair Begg

13. "True wealth is of the heart, not the purse. Your words are eloquent, but they are only words." — Og Mandino

14. "While money can’t buy happiness, it lets you choose your form of misery." — Groucho Marx

15. "You can be young without money, but you can’t be old without it." — Tennessee Williams

16. "Wealth isn’t about having a lot of money; it’s about having many options." — Chris Rock

17. "If wealth came from hard work and enterprise, every African woman would be a millionaire." — George Monbiot

18. "Money doesn’t do everything; don’t do everything for money." — Voltaire

19. "A recession is when your neighbor loses their job; a depression is when you lose yours." — Harry S. Truman

20. "Business may bring money, but friendship rarely does." — Jane Austen

21. "Rule No. 1: Never lose money. Rule No. 2: Never forget Rule No. 1." — Warren Buffett

22. "When death takes its toll, all the money you made won’t buy back your soul." — Bob Dylan

23. "The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it in your back pocket." — Will Rogers

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