The 70 Best Quotes About Money and Success

10 Year Target
8 min readJun 14, 2019

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We are told to listen to wise people. I actually often find a lot of inspiration in quotes. Not of the “live laugh love” nonsense that seems to only exist so someone can put it on a pillow. I talk about the great quotes that are actual advises from people who know what they are talking about. You can learn a lot from this. You can learn from the wisdom they bring and you can learn how the masters formulates their words so one sentence can hold so much value. If you follow me on Twitter you may have seen me share some of these every now and then. Here I have collected my favourites so you can see them all in one place. So here I present the best quotes about money and investing that I have found. And in the future I will keep this updated with more.

Do you have a favourite quote quotes about money and success? Please share it with me. Either in the comment section at the end of the post or by sending it directly to me.

Too many people spend money they buy things they don’t impress people that they don’t like. -Will Rogers

I will tell you the secret to getting rich on Wall Street. You try to be greedy when others are fearful. And you try to be fearful when others are greedy. — Warren Buffett

Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. — Jim Rohn

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

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

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

I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. — Thomas Jefferson

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

Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs. — Zig Ziglar

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

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. — Thomas A. Edison

The habit of saving is itself an education; it fosters every virtue, teaches self-denial, cultivates the sense of order, trains to forethought, and so broadens the mind. — T.T. Munger

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing — that’s why we recommend it daily. — Zig Ziglar

The stock market is a device for transferring money from the impatient to the patient. — Warren Buffett

When buying shares, ask yourself, would you buy the whole company? — Rene Rivkin

If you have trouble imagining a 20% loss in the stock market, you shouldn’t be in stocks. — John Bogle

If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed. — Edmund Burke

My formula for success is rise early, work late and strike oil. — JP Getty

You get recession, you have stock market declines. If you don’t understand that’s going to happen, then you’re not ready, you won’t do well in the markets. — Peter Lynch

We don’t have to be smarter than the rest, we have to be more disciplined than the rest. — Warren Buffett

Wall Street makes its money on activity, you make your money on inactivity. — Warren Buffett

Value stocks are about as exciting as watching grass grow, but have you ever noticed just how much your grass grows in a week? — Christopher Browne

When purchasing depressed stock in troubled companies, seek out the ones with the superior financial positions and avoid the ones with loads of bank debt. — Peter Lynch

Learn everyday, but especially from the experiences of others. It’s cheaper! — John Bogle

It’s only when the tide goes out that you learn who’s been swimming naked — Warren Buffett

Rule Number One: Never lose money. Rule Number Two: Never forget Rule Number One. — Warren Buffett

Most people get interested in stocks when everyone else is. The time to get interested is when no one else is. You can’t buy what is popular and do well. — Warren Buffett

If you don’t feel comfortable owning something for 10 years, then don’t own it for 10 minutes. — Warren Buffett

Success in investing doesn’t correlate with I.Q. Once you have ordinary intelligence, what you need is the temperament to control the urges that get other people into trouble in investing. — Warren Buffett

Save your credit, for that is better than money. — Warren Buffett

Price is what you pay, value is what you get. — Warren Buffett

A horse that can count to ten is a remarkable horse — not a remarkable mathematician. — Warren Buffett

No man can arrive at a full measure of success until he hath completely crushed the spirit of procrastination within him — George S. Clason

Men of action are favored by the Goddess of Good Luck — Geroge S. Clason

There is a difference between being poor and being broke. Broke is temporary. Poor is eternal. — Robert T. Kiyosaki

It’s not how much money you make. It’s how much money you keep. — Robert T. Kiyosaki

The best investment you will ever make is in yourself. — Grant Cardone

It’s pretty easy to get well-to-do slowly. But it’s not easy to get rich quick. — Warren Buffet

To succeed you have to believe in something with such a passion that it becomes a reality. — Anita Roddick

If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse — Jim Rohn

Rich people are committed to being rich. Poor people want to be rich. — T. Harv Eker

My philosophy is that if I have any money I invest it in new ventures and not have it sitting around. — Richard Branson

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment — Jim Rohn

Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day. — Jim Rohn

If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planed for you? Not much. — Jim Rohn

Patience is a key element of success. — Bill Gates

This is the process by which wealth is accumulated; first in small sums, then in larger ones as a man learns and becomes more capable.” — George S. Clason

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 Larimer

There is a gigantic difference between earning a great deal of money and being rich. — Marlene Dietrich

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

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Wealth is the product of man’s capacity to think. — Ayn Rand

A simple fact that is hard to learn is that the time to save money is when you have some. — Joe Moore

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

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

Business is the art of extracting money from another man’s pocket without resorting to violence. — Max Amsterdam

One penny may seem to you a very insignificant thing, but it is the small seed from which fortunes spring. — Orison Swett Marden

Making money is a hobby that will complement any other hobbies you have, beautifully. — Scott Alexander

It’s not your salary that makes you rich, it’s your spending habits. — Charles Jaffe

There is only one class in the community that thinks more about money than the rich, and that is the poor. The poor can think of nothing else. — Oscar Wilde

Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game. — Donald Trump

Financial peace isn’t the acquisition of stuff. It’s learning to live on less than you make, so you can give money back and have money to invest. You can’t win until you do this. — Dave Ramsey

Wealth is the ability to fully experience life. — Henry David Thoreau

The habit of saving is itself an education; it fosters every virtue, teaches self-denial, cultivates the sense of order, trains to forethought, and so broadens the mind. — T.T. Munger

Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it; he who doesn’t, pays it. — Albert Einstein

If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher’s stone. — Benjamin Franklin

Dogs have no money. Isn’t that amazing? They’re broke their entire lives. But they get through. You know why dogs have no money? No Pockets. — Jerry Seinfeld

Beware of small expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship. — Benjamin Franklin

The more you learn, the more you earn. — Frank Clark

To get rich, you have to be making money while you’re asleep. — David Bailey

The Best Way to teach your kids about taxes is by eating 30% of their ice cream. — Bill Murray

Do you have any favourite quotes that are not in the list?

Please tell me in the comments or by contacting me directly. I would love to expand this list.



10 Year Target

Investor in my early 30’s determined to generate enough assets in the next 10 years so my ROI matches my expenses. Twitter: @10yeartarget