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Money Quotes

58 of the best book quotes about money
  1. #1
    “Then he pulls up the pail, makes a most careful count to see if you’ve paid him the proper amount.”
    author
    Dr. Seuss
    book
    The Lorax
    concept
    Money
  2. #2
    “He is not to them what he is to me,” I thought: “he is not of their kind. I believe he is of mine- I am sure he is- I feel akin to him- I understand the language of his countenance and movements: though rank and wealth sever us widely, I have something in my brain and heart, in my blood and nerves, that assimilates me mentally to him.”
  3. #3
    “Nothing is any fun if you can get as much of it as you want. Especially money.”
  4. #4
    Nothing makes a man so adventurous as an empty pocket.
  5. #5
    “There’s nothing in the world so demoralizing as money.”
    author
    Sophocles
    book
    Antigone
    character
    Creon
    concept
    Money
  6. #6
    “And, perhaps, among us may be found generous spirits, who do not estimate honour and justice by dollars and cents.”
  7. #7
    “I went right on biggering . . . selling more Thneeds. And I biggered my money, which everyone needs.”
    author
    Dr. Seuss
    book
    The Lorax
    concepts
    SizeMoney
  8. #8
    “On the end of a rope
    he lets down a tin pail
    and you have to toss in fifteen cents
    and a nail
    and the shell of a great-great-great-
    grandfather snail.”
  9. #9
    For I consider brains far superior to money in every way. You may have noticed that if one has money without brains, he cannot use it to his advantage; but if one has brains without money, they will enable him to live comfortably to the end of his days.
  10. #10
    “The stars are a free show; it don’t cost anything to use your eyes”
  11. #11
    I have always heard it said that money is the rarest service, but the easiest to render. The remark struck me; I like to cite remarks that strike me.
  1. #12
    “It occurred to me that the reason my parents had no money was me. I’d sapped the family savings with Phalanxifor copays, and Mom couldn’t work because she had taken on the full-time profession of Hovering Over Me.”
  2. #13
    ″‘Just pay me your money, then hop right aboard!’ So they clambered inside. Then the big machine roared.”
  3. #14
    “Wealth is the product of man’s capacity to think.”
  4. #15
    “If you set yourself to it, you can live the same life, rich or poor. You can keep on with your books and your ideas. You just got to say to yourself, “I’m a free man in here” - he tapped his forehead - “and you’re all right.”
  5. #16
    “Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.”
  6. #17
    “Then you will have money and you will be happy.”
  7. #18
    ″‘I am too big to climb and play,’ said the boy. ‘I want to buy things and have fun. I want some money. Can you give me some money?‘”
  8. #19
    “Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! - I have as much soul as you, - and full as much heart! And if God had gifted me with some beauty and much wealth, I should have made it as hard for you to leave me, as it is now for me to leave you!”
  9. #20
    “I’ll make you, again, the best Sneetches on beaches and all it will cost you is ten dollars eaches.”
  10. #21
    “He’ll tell you, perhaps . . . if you’re willing to pay.”
  11. #22
    “There are a lot of people who will give money or materials, but very few who will give time and affection.”
  1. #23
    “I call people rich when they are able to gratify their imagination.”
  2. #24
    “Yes, we are overcharged for everything nowadays. I should fancy that the real tragedy of the poor is that they can afford nothing but self-denial. Beautiful sins, like beautiful things, are the privilege of the rich.”
  3. #25
    Money can only give happiness where there is nothing else to give it.
  4. #26
    “Money is a needful and precious thing,—and, when well used, a noble thing,—but I never want you to think it is the first or only prize to strive for. I’d rather see you poor men’s wives, if you were happy, beloved, contented, than queens on thrones, without self- respect and peace.”
  5. #27
    “The revenue arising from his school was small, and would have been scarcely sufficient to furnish him with daily bread, for he was a huge feeder, and, though lank, had the dilating powers of an anaconda; but to help out his maintenance, he was, according to country custom in those parts, boarded and lodged at the houses of the farmers whose children he instructed.”
  6. #28
    “I began to experience the most powerful advantage of money: the ability to think of things besides money.”
  7. #29
    He reached for his pocket, and found there, only reality.
  8. #30
    Unchain yourself, my son, escape its hold!
    How long will you remain a slave of gold?
    author
    Rumi
    book
    Masnavi
    concept
    Money
  9. #31
    “I had a wholesome dread of the consequences of running in debt.”
  10. #32
    “Then, when every last cent of their money was spent, the Fix-it-Up Chappie packed up and he went.”
  11. #33
    “And, you remember our original intent was to use the emerging technology of genetic engineering to make money. A lot of money.”
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  1. #34
    “This is Singapore, and the idle rich spend all their time gossiping about other people’s money. Who’s worth how much, who inherited how much, who sold their house for how much.”
  2. #35
    “He was satisfied with his wealth, but not proud of it; and piqued himself upon the hearty abundance, rather than the style in which he lived.”
  3. #36
    I say no wealth is worth my life!
    author
    Homer
    book
    The Iliad
    character
    Achilles
    concepts
    WorthMoneyLife
  4. #37
    “Those friends who knew, laughed to scorn the idea that Marguerite St. Just had married a fool for the sake of the worldly advantages with which he might endow her. They knew, as a matter of fact, that Marguerite St. Just cared nothing about money, and still less about a title.”
  5. #38
    “Money and titles may be hereditary,” she would say, “but brains are not.”
  6. #39
    “And there is nothing wastes so rapidly as liberality, for even whilst you exercise it you lose the power to do so.”
  7. #40
    A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.
  8. #41
    “I called all my brothers and uncles and aunts and I said, ‘Listen here! Here’s a wonderful chance for the whole Once-ler Family to get mighty rich.‘”
  9. #42
    One dollar and eighty-seven cents. That was all. And sixty cents of it was in pennies. Pennies saved one and two at a time by bulldozing the grocer and the vegetable man and the butcher until one’s cheeks burned with the silent imputation of parsimony that such close dealing implied. Three times Della counted it. One dollar and eighty-seven cents. And the next day would be Christmas.
  10. #43
    “You fear the world too much,” she answered, gently. “All your other hopes have merged into the hope of being beyond the chance of its sordid reproach. I have seen your nobler aspirations fall off one by one, until the master-passion, Gain, engrosses you. Have I not?”
  11. #44
    “If he needs a million acres to make him feel rich, seems to me he needs it ‘cause he feels awful poor inside hisself, and if he’s poor in hisself, there ain’t no million acres gonna make him feel rich, an’ maybe he’s disappointed that nothin’ he can do ‘ll make him feel rich.”
  1. #45
    “Curiosity is a luxury reserved for the financially secure...”
  2. #46
    “Be careful with your money.”
  3. #47
    “It is curious how people take it for granted that they have a right to preach at you and pray over you as soon as your income falls below a certain level.”
  4. #48
    “You will observe that the stories told are all about money-seekers, not about money-finders.”
  5. #49
    “She had given it up, consoling herself with the vow that when she grew up, she would work hard, save money and buy every single book that she liked.”
  6. #50
    “‘There are many things from which I might have derived good, by which I have not profited, I dare say,’ returned the nephew. ‘Christmas among the rest. . . . And therefore, uncle, though it has never put a scrap of gold or silver in my pocket, I believe that it has done me good, and will do me good; and I say, God bless it!‘”
  7. #51
    “Of my creation and creator I was absolutely ignorant, but I knew that I possessed no money, no friends, no kind of property. I was, besides, endued with a figure hideously deformed and loathsome; I was not even of the same nature as man. I was more agile than they and could subsist upon coarser diet; I bore the extremes of heat and cold with less injury to my frame; my stature far exceeded theirs. When I looked around I saw and heard of none like me. Was I, then, a monster, a blot upon the earth, from which all men fled and whom all men disowned?”
  8. #52
    “Remember, this is Asia, and first impressions can be deceiving. You know how most Asians hoard their money. The rich are even more extreme. Many of the wealthiest people here make an effort not to stand out, and most of the time, you would never know you were standing next to a billionaire.”
  9. #53
    “Potential ideas are in your mind. By releasing and developing these ideas you can solve your financial problem, your business situation, you can care for yourself and your family, and attain success in your ventures.”
  10. #54
    She had drawn her little feet under her, but she could not keep off the cold; and she dared not go home, for she had sold no matches, and could not take home even a penny of money.
  11. #55
    “Within thirty seconds of learning their name and where they lived, she would implement her social algorithm and calculate precisely where they stood in her constellation based on who their family was, who else they were related to, what their approximate net worth might be, how the fortune was derived, and what family scandals might have occurred within the past fifty years.”
  12. #56
    “They were careless people, Tom and Daisy—they smashed up things and . . . then retreated back into their money . . . and let other people clean up the mess they had made.”
  13. #57
    “A poor excuse for picking a man’s pocket every twenty-fifth of December!” said Scrooge, buttoning his great-coat to the chin. “But I suppose you must have the whole day. Be here all the earlier next morning.”
  14. #58
    “I’m not ambitious for a splendid fortune, but I know, by experience, how much genuine happiness can be had in a plain little house, where the daily bead is earned, and some privations give sweetness to the few pleasures. I am content to see Meg begin humbly, for if I am not mistaken, she will be rich in the possession of a good man’s heart, and that is better than a fortune.”
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