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127 Inspiring Quotes About Money and Happiness

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When it comes to money and happiness, a lot of people say that money doesn’t buy happiness, but often they end up spending their lives running after it.

The following 127 quotes about money and happiness come from various authors like Mark Twain, Warren Buffett, Eleanor Roosevelt, and more. Take your time to read them and see what each of the quotes has to say.

Remember: you don’t need to take all of them literally, but instead think about what they mean in your life.

The earlier you start thinking about money and happiness, the better off you will be when it comes to having a successful financial future.

As Jim Rohn once said: “If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way; if you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.

So, enjoy the full list of inspirational quotes about money and happiness below. And if you want to read more articles like this one, make sure to subscribe to my email list down below!

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Great Quotes About Money

1. “Never spend your money before you have earned it.” – Thomas Jefferson

2. “A good reputation is more valuable than money.” – Publilius Syrus

3. “If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free; if our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.” – Edmund Burke

4. “I’d like to live as a poor man with lots of money.” – Pablo Picasso

5. “Where large sums of money are concerned, it is advisable to trust nobody.” – Agatha Christie

6. “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

7. “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” – Milton Friedman

8. “Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will.” – Nelson Mandela

9. “Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.” – Benjamin Franklin

10. “Never confuse the size of your paycheck with the size of your talent.” – Marlon Brando

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11. “Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

12. “A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.” – Jonathan Swift

13. “There is a gigantic difference between earning a great deal of money and being rich.” – Marlene Dietrich

14. “Do what you love and the money will follow.” – Marsha Sinetar

15. “Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.” – Ayn Rand

16. “Wealth flows from energy and ideas.” – William Feather

17. “Money cannot buy peace of mind. It cannot heal ruptured relationships, or build meaning into a life that has none.” – Richard M. DeVos

18. “Don’t let making a living prevent you from making a life.” – John Wooden

19. “Money does not make you happy but it quiets the nerves.” – Sean O’Casey

20. “Anybody who thinks money will make you happy, hasn’t got money.” – David Geffen

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

22. “Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.” – Henry David Thoreau

23. “All my life I knew that there was all the money you could want out there. All you have to do is go after it.” – Curtis Carlson

24. “It is a waste of money to help those who show no desire to help themselves.” – Taylor Caldwell

25. “Wealth and want equally harden the human heart.” – Theodore Parker

26. “We go to school to learn to work hard for money. I write books and create products that teach people how to have money work hard for them.” – Robert Kiyosaki

27. “Poverty breeds lack of self-reliance.” – Daniel De Leon

28. “Nothing is more dangerous to men than a sudden change of fortune.” – Quintilian

29. “Sometimes your best investments are the ones you don’t make.” – Donald Trump

30. “You are your greatest asset. Put your time, effort, and money into training, grooming, and encouraging your greatest asset.” – Tom Hopkins

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127 Inspiring Quotes About Money and Happiness

31. “Don’t worry about being famous or making money; the most important thing is being the best. You have to become a master of your craft, and everything else will come.” – Anastasia Soare

32. “Money is not the only answer, but it makes a difference.” – Barack Obama

33. “Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.” – Will Smith

34. “To get rich, you have to be making money while you’re asleep.” – David Bailey

35. “The real key to making money in stocks is not to get scared out of them.” – Peter Lynch

36. “Money can’t buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you’re being miserable.” – Clare Boothe Luce

37. “Money doesn’t mean anything to me. I’ve made a lot of money, but I want to enjoy life and not stress myself building my bank account. I give lots away and live simply, mostly out of a suitcase in hotels. We all know that good health is much more important.” – Keanu Reeves

38. “When I get a little money I buy books, and if any is left I buy food and clothes.” – Desiderius Erasmus

39. “If you stop at general math, you’re only going to make general math money.” – Snoop Dogg

40. “Rule No.1: Never lose money. Rule No.2: Never forget rule No.1.” – Warren Buffett

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41. “Being real is what keeps me humble. It doesn’t matter how much money I make or how much I accomplish. What’s critical is staying real to myself and keeping my feet on the ground. That’s what helps keep me going.” – Anuel AA

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

43. “Waste your money and you’re only out of money, but waste your time and you’ve lost a part of your life.” – Michael LeBoeuf

44. “Don’t stay in bed, unless you can make money in bed.” – George Burns

45. “For me, money is not my definition of success. Inspiring people is a definition of success.” – Kanye West

46. “If you don’t have integrity, you have nothing. You can’t buy it. You can have all the money in the world, but if you are not a moral and ethical person, you really have nothing.” – Henry Kravis

47. “Good grooming is integral and impeccable style is a must. If you don’t look the part, no one will want to give you time or money.” – Daymond John

48. “Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.” – George Carlin

49. “You never know what a person is going through, regardless of how much money they make or however great a life you think they’re living.” – Terrell Owens

50. “I always liked having my own money and buying my own stuff. I didn’t want to depend on somebody to do it for me.” – Blac Chyna

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51. “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 Horace Lorimer

52. “Money can’t buy you happiness, but it helps you look for it in a lot more places.” – Milton Berle

53. “Success is not just making money. Success is happiness. Success is fulfillment; it’s the ability to give.” – Adam Neumann

54. “You don’t need money to be creative. The ghetto builds champions every day.” – DJ Snake

55. “People say that money is not the key to happiness, but I always figured if you have enough money, you can have a key made.” – Joan Rivers

56. “Making money is easy. It is. The difficult thing in life is not making it, it’s keeping it.” – John McAfee

57. “I try to treat all the money I’m making like it’s the last time I’m going to make it.” – Eminem

58. “That should be the measure of success for everyone. It’s not money, it’s not fame, it’s not celebrity; my index of success is happiness.” – Lupe Fiasco

59. “If you don’t want to work you have to work to earn enough money so that you won’t have to work.” – Ogden Nash

60. “People are chasing cash, not happiness. When you chase money, you’re going to lose. You’re just going to. Even if you get the money, you’re not going to be happy.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

61. “Focus on solving real problems and not on making money. There will be enough takers for your solutions. You will help make the lives of some people better, and money will follow.” – Bhavish Aggarwal

62. “If you don’t have your friends and your family, what do you really have? You can have all the money in the world, but with no friends and no family, it’s no good.” – Meek Mill

63. “You’ve got to tell your money what to do or it will leave.” – Dave Ramsey

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Best Quotes About Happiness

64. “You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” – George Lorimer

65. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry ford

66. “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” – Oprah Winfrey

67. “Don’t let someone who gave up on their dreams talk you out of going after yours.” – Zig Ziglar

68. “Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don’t take yourself so seriously.” – Norman Vincent Peale

69. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

70. “There are people who have money and people who are rich.” – Coco Chanel

71. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

72. “A happy family is but an earlier heaven.” – George Bernard Shaw

73. “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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74. “I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun.” – Thomas Edison

75. “They say money can’t buy happiness. But it can sure as hell solve a lot of problems!” – Robert Rolih

76. “If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.” – Margaret Thatcher

77. “I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.” – Winston Churchill

78. “There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so, but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.” – Francis Bacon

79. “Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.” – Albert Camus

80. “The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.” – Marcus Aurelius

81. “Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama

82. “The happiest people seem to be those who have no particular cause for being happy except that they are so.” – William Inge

83. “Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” – Abraham Lincoln

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84. “True happiness is… to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

85. “The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.” – Henry Ward Beecher

86. “It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” – Charles Spurgeon

87. “Happiness isn’t something you experience; it’s something you remember.” – Oscar Levant

88. “There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.” – Epictetus

89. “Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.” – Benjamin Disraeli

90. “Happiness is dependent on self-discipline. We are the biggest obstacles to our own happiness. It is much easier to do battle with society and with others than to fight our own nature.” – Dennis Prager

91. “Try to make at least one person happy every day. If you cannot do a kind deed, speak a kind word. If you cannot speak a kind word, think a kind thought. Count up, if you can, the treasure of happiness that you would dispense in a week, in a year, in a lifetime!” – Lawrence G. Lovasik

92. “If you want to be happy, be.” – Leo Tolstoy

93. “The most worthwhile thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.” – Robert Baden-Powell

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94. “Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won’t have to hunt for happiness.” – William E. Gladstone

95. “The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.” – Ashley Montagu

96. “Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.” – Robert Frost

97. “Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

98. “Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind and has given up worrying once and for all. – Ovid

99. “I am a kind of paranoid in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.” – J. D. Salinger

100. “Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it.” – William Feather

101. “The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.” – Carl Sandburg

102. “Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels.” – Bertolt Brecht

103. “Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude.” – Joseph Wood Krutch

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104. “We are no longer happy so soon as we wish to be happier.” – Walter Savage Landor

105. “A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else.” – Bette Davis

106. “The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

107. “One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.” – Rita Mae Brown

108. “Happiness can only be found if you can free yourself of all other distractions.” – Saul Bellow

109. “The happiness of most people is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things.” – Ernest Dimnet

110. “If you wait for the perfect moment when all is safe and assured, it may never arrive. Mountains will not be climbed, races won, or lasting happiness achieved.” – Maurice Chevalier

111. “Kind words produce happiness. How often have we ourselves been made happy by kind words, in a manner and to an extent which we are unable to explain!” – Frederick William Faber

112. “Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.” – Dale Carnegie

113. “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” – Dalai Lama

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114. “Eternal principles that govern happiness apply equally to all.” – Russell M. Nelson

115. “You’ve got to ask! Asking is, in my opinion, the world’s most powerful – and neglected – secret to success and happiness.” – Percy Ross

116. “If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem.” – Richard Bach

117. “Anything you’re good at contributes to happiness.” – Bertrand Russell

118. “People let their own hang-ups become the obstacles between them and personal happiness.” – Lucinda Williams

119. “The secret to happiness is freedom… And the secret to freedom is courage.” – Thucydides

120. “Happiness is an attitude of mind, born of the simple determination to be happy under all outward circumstances.” – J. Donald Walters

121. “Every day is a new day, and you’ll never be able to find happiness if you don’t move on.” – Carrie Underwood

122. “Our daily decisions and habits have a huge impact upon both our levels of happiness and success.” – Shawn Achor

123. “Happiness seems made to be shared.” – Pierre Corneille

124. “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Albert Schweitzer

125. “There is no way to happiness – happiness is the way.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

126. “Life is full of happiness and tears; be strong and have faith.” – Kareena Kapoor Khan

127. “Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.” – Helen Keller


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