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15 Inspiring & Life-Changing Quotes On Money

Nikhila Sastry

10 Sept 2020



Here is a list of hand-picked quotes that will not only leave you inspired but will also change your perception and relationship with money.

There you go!

Quote #1:

"All money is a matter of belief" - Adam Smith

Your reality is a reflection of your strongest belief. It holds good in all areas and all aspects of life at all times.

What do you believe money is? What's your premise concerning your financial life?

Your financial life is a mere reflection of your belief system about money.

Quote #2:

"Lack of money is the source of all evil" - George Bernard Shaw

Think about it. Lack of money is the root cause of crime, poverty, disease, depression, stress, anxiety, and ill-health in the world.

"Love of money is the root cause of all evil"; this is what we have been taught about money. Greed and mad obsession are pitifully mistaken as love in this context, thereby tainting the very desire and pursuit of wealth creation.

In reality, it is an insatiable thirst to acquire and accumulate it by any corrupt, unethical means that is the true source of evil but not the love of it.

Isn't love a good thing? (Not the obsessive, crazy kind but the beautiful, pleasant kind of love) If yes, then so is the love of money. The more you love money, the more it flows to you & the more it grows for you.

Quote #3:

"Money is Freedom" - Horace Wallpole

Money determines the quality of your life; your home, your car, your child's future, your dream vacation, experiences with family & friends, life after retirement, and so on.

Literally, every big goal in your bucket list is ticked off with your money.

Money allows you to do more fun things and create more beautiful life experiences. Money gives you the freedom to live your life to the fullest.

Quote #4:

"Your income can grow only to the extent that you do" - T. Harv Eker

You earn in proportion to the value you create for others. The more valuable you become, the more you will earn.

It's simple arithmetic. Your growth is directly proportional to your income. Money is a reward for your contribution to others.

Quote #5:

"Money and Success don't change people. They merely amplify what is already there" - Will Smith

Money is a mirror. It shows you a magnified image of who you are within. If you are good, it makes you better. If you're not, it makes you worse.

There are many philanthropist millionaires. There are also a few stingy billionaires. Now you know why!

Quote #6:

"Money is a good servant, but a bad master" - Franscis Bacon

Money is meant to work for you and serve you to your goals. However, we invite trouble when we let it rule us instead and become its slave.

Quote #7:

"People who don't respect money, don't have any" - J. Paul Getty

Money is loyal and just. The more you revere it, the more it reveres you back. The more you protect it, the more it protects you back.

You respect money and it respects you too in return. Money is a mirror, after all.

Quote #8:

"When I was young I used to think money was the most important thing in life. Now that I'm old, I know that it is." - Oscar Wilde

Money is incredibly important in determining the quality of our life. Nothing in our life is untouched by money from your birth to death. Absolutely nothing.

Money gives you the power to excel in life and be the best version of yourself. The sooner you realize this, the better it is.

Quote #9:

"If you don't find a way to make money while you sleep, you will work until you die" - Warren Buffet

If the richest and the most successful investor in the world is telling you this, you should probably pay heed to it and start investing early!

Quote #10:

"A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart" - Jonathan Swift

Money is the most useful thing in our lives. But it wreaks havoc when we let it take the wrong place in life.

Making money is a wonderful thing. It's best to stay logical and pragmatic with regard to your money and finances. However, we are calling for trouble if we let it dictate our emotions.

It is unwise to develop an excessive emotional attachment with money lest it might throw our life out of balance. Check this blog to know the common mistakes that people make while managing money.

Quote #11:

"Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you want but it won't replace you as the driver." - Ayn Rand

Money is simply a tool of the trade. It is merely a medium of exchange. It is up to YOU and you alone to decide how to make use of this incredibly valuable tool.

It can make you prosperous, it can make you a philanthropist, it can make you extremely happy. It can also make you sad, vicious, or miserly if you let it.

It steers your life in the direction that you drive it in. It is a vehicle that can take you places but it's you who has to drive.

Quote #12:

"Money was made for the free-hearted and generous" - John Ray

We often hear advice on saving and accumulating as much wealth as we can. While saving is essential for building wealth, one must know when to let go and spend money.

In his book "Who will cry when you die?" Robin Sharma says that we must bless our money.

Money was not made only for saving and accumulating, it was made for sharing and spreading joy.

Anything becomes a burden when you cannot get yourself to share it or spend it. Even money for that matter!

Quote #13:

"Many folks think they aren't good at earning money when what they don't know is how to use it" - Frank A. Clark

We believe that all are born with the same capacity to earn money.

Quote #14:

"Nothing but money is sweeter than honey" - Benjamin Franklin

Ah, well! Who doesn't enjoy the taste of honey? Who doesn't want a little more money?

Take a bow, Benjamin Franklin!

Quote #15:

What if we were taught from a very early age that wealth, progress, and prosperity are what eliminate poverty and human suffering and that making money is not some form of a spiritual defect but the highest form of contribution? - John Butcher

We've saved the best for the last.

Quest for wealth has been perceived as the antonym of spirituality for ages. Funnily, we all want more money yet perceive it as tainted and all things dirty.

Money is not the villain but the savior. It is money that eliminates poverty and suffering. It creates opportunities and possibilities for everyone.

The equation has always been simple. We create value for others and we make money. It is in fact the highest form of contribution we make to society and ourselves.

Couldn't agree more with John Butcher on this one, innit?


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Disclaimer: The interpretations of the quotes can be varied and we do NOT claim that our interpretation is the gospel or the most accurate. You are free to choose what you like and what you don't. You may or may not agree with us and that's absolutely fine. We appreciate and accept different perspectives with open arms.


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