Sometimes it only takes a line or two to capture a big idea. A good quote can inspire us, motivate us and encourage us to think about money in a positive way. Here are some of my favourites.

“Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.”
Albert Einstein

“I made my money the old fashioned way. I was very nice to a wealthy relative right before he died.”
Malcolm Forbes

“Many folks think they aren’t good at earning money, when what they don’t know is how to use it.”
Frank A. Clark

“Money is a terrible master but an excellent servant.”
P.T. Barnum

“I pity that man who wants a coat so cheap that the man or woman who produces the cloth shall starve in the process.”
Benjamin Harrison

“The stock market is designed to transfer money from the active to the patient.”
Warren Buffett

“The easiest way for your children to learn about money is for you not to have any.”
Katharine Whitehorn

“Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.”
Norman Vincent Peale

“Money never made a man happy, nor will it. There is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one.”
Benjamin Franklin

“A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don’t need it.”
Bob Hope

“Don’t tell me where your priorities are. Show me where you spend your money and I’ll tell you what they are.”
James W. Frick

“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

“All I ask is the chance to prove that money can’t make me happy.”
Spike Milligan

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

“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

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
Benjamin Franklin

“When I look at my savings account, I don’t see pounds and pence, I see freedom.”
Merryn Somerset Webb

“Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you invest, investigate. Before you criticise, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. Before you retire, save. Before you die, give.”
William A. Ward

“If you owe the bank $100 that’s your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that’s the bank’s problem.”
John Paul Getty

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

“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

“A bargain is something you can’t use at a price you can’t resist.”
Franklin Jones

“I have enough money to last me the rest of my life, unless I buy something.”
Jackie Mason