There isn’t one quote answering straight to the question, “Does money make you happy?”
But don’t despair.
Below 31 money quotes are the closest answers you’ll ever need.
They’ll help you make up your mind about it.
Putting aside a happiness “issue” though, there is no denying that money can buy us two most important things we all want: choice and freedom.
And that’s where we’ll likely find happiness.
And I know one thing about money.
When you don’t have money, money is all you think about.
Just like if you’re hungry, you can’t think about anything else but food.
That’s exactly why in the Auschwitz concentration camp, food was the most popular topic amongst the holocaust victims, according to an Austrian psychologist and a Holocaust survivor, Viktor Frankl in his Man’s Search for Meaning.
Zig Ziglar said there is no denying that money is close to oxygen to navigate this world.
Also check out my other post, “the best debt quotes I wish I’d known in my early 20s”.
1. The Lack of Money …
The lack of money is the root of all evil.
– Mark Twain
2. When I was Young …
When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is.
– Oscar Wilde
3. Whoever Said Money …
Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping.
– Gertrude Stein
4. I’d Rather Have …
I’d rather have money and be broken-hearted than be broke and broken-hearted.
– Cardi B
5. A Successful Man …
A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man.
6. There is No …
There is no monopoly on becoming a millionaire. If you’re jealous of those with more money, don’t just sit there and complain – do something to make more money yourself.
– Gina Rinehart
7. Money is Usually …
Money is usually attracted, not pursued.
– Jim Rohn
8. Making Money is …
Making money is a hobby that will complement any other hobbies you have, beautifully.
– Scott Alexander
9. The Highest Use …
The highest use of capital is not to make more money, but to make money do more for the betterment of life.
– Henry Ford
10. Making Money is …
Making money is a happiness. And that’s a great incentive. Making other people happy is a super-happiness.
– Muhammad Yunus
11. Happiness is Not …
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
12. All Money Means …
All money means to me is a pride in accomplishment.
– Ray Kroc
13. Money isn’t the …
Money isn’t the most important thing in life, but it’s reasonably close to oxygen on the ‘gotta have it’ scale.
– Zig Ziglar
14. It’s Not How Much …
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
15. Don’t Tell Me …
Don’t tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you value.
– Joe Biden
16. Never Spend …
Never spend your money before you have it.
– Thomas Jefferson
17. Wealth is Not …
Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.
– Benjamin Franklin
18. Every Time You …
Every time you borrow money, you’re robbing your future self.
– Nathan W. Morris
19. Investing should be …
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
20. You must Gain …
You must gain control over your money or the lack of it will forever control you.
– Dave Ramsey
21. Rich People Have …
Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.
– Zig Ziglar
22. Too Many People …
Too many people spend money they earned..to buy things they don’t want..to impress people that they don’t like.
– Will Rogers
23. Try to Save …
Try to save something while your salary is small; it’s impossible to save after you begin to earn more.
– Jack Benny
24. You can’t be …
You can be young without money but you can’t be old without it.
– Tennessee Williams
25. Money is a …
Money is a terrible master but an excellent servant.
– P.T. Barnum
26. Many Folks Think …
Many folks think they aren’t good at earning money, when what they don’t know is how to use it.
– Frank A. Clark
27. Time Well-Spent …
Time well-spent results in more money to spend, more money to save, and more time to vacation.
– Zig Ziglar
28. A Bank is …
A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.
– Robert Frost
29. The Time Making …
The time making money should be greater than the time that you are spending money.
– Sophia Amoruso
30. Don’t Stay In …
Don’t stay in bed, unless you can make money in bed.
– George Burns
31. Everyday is a …
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
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