25 Quotes on Avoiding Money Mistakes

What Does Being Financially Secure Mean to You?

“What does wealth mean to you?”

Does money mean freedom from ever worrying about money again?  Does money mean the ability to do things you want to do when you want to do them?  Does money mean being able to comfortably provide for your family and loved ones, or the power to create a legacy of which you can always be proud? Below are 25 great quotes that can help you see that getting money is a mental and emotional state. Feel free to leave your comments. Let me know what you think.

  1. “Happiness is part of who we are. Joy is the feeling” Tony DeLiso, Legacy: The Power Within

  2. “I have no taste for either poverty or honest labor, so writing is the only recourse left for me.”

    Hunter S. Thompson, The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967

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  3. “Money cannot buy health, but I'd settle for a diamond-studded wheelchair.” Dorothy Parker

  4. “There's nothing in the world so demoralizing as money.” Sophocles, Antigone

  5. “Simple, genuine goodness is the best capital to found the business of this life upon. It lasts when fame and money fail, and is the only riches we can take out of this world with us.” Louisa May Alcott, Little Men

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  6. “Money is a great servant but a bad master.” Francis Bacon

  7. “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

  8. “Got no checkbooks, got no banks. Still I'd like to express my thanks - I've got the sun in the mornin' and the moon at night.” Irving Berlin

  9.  “The man who does more than he is paid for will soon be paid for more than he does.” Napoleon Hill

  10. “I love money. I love everything about it. I bought some pretty good stuff. Got me a $300 pair of socks. Got a fur sink. An electric dog polisher. A gasoline powered turtleneck sweater. And, of course, I bought some dumb stuff, too.” Steve Martin

  11. “Money isn't everything...but it ranks right up there with oxygen.” Rita Davenport

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  12. “The two most beautiful words in the English language are 'cheque enclosed.” Dorothy Parker

  13. “It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.” Albert Camus

  14.  “Young people, nowadays, imagine that money is everything. Yes, murmured Lord Henry, settling his button-hole in his coat; and when they grow older they know it.” Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings

  15. “The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it.” Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

  16. “The biggest challenge after success is shutting up about it.” Criss Jami

  17. “Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.” William Butler Yeats, The Wind Among the Reeds

  18. “While money can't buy happiness, it certainly lets you choose your own form of misery.” Groucho Marx

  19. “Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people that they don't like.” Will Rogers

  20. “It does not matter how long you are spending on the earth, how much money you have gathered or how much attention you have received. It is the amount of positive vibration you have radiated in life that matters,” Amit Ray, Meditation: Insights and Inspirations

  21. “Making money isn't hard in itself... What's hard is to earn it doing something worth devoting one’s life to.” Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

  22. “There’s no way that Michael Jackson or whoever Jackson should have a million thousand droople billion dollars and then there’s people starving. There’s no way! There’s no way that these people should own planes and there people don’t have houses. Apartments. Shacks. Drawers. Pants! I know you’re rich. I know you got 40 billion dollars, but can you just keep it to one house? You only need ONE house. And if you only got two kids, can you just keep it to two rooms? I mean why have 52 rooms and you know there’s somebody with no room?! It just don’t make sense to me. It don’t.” Tupac Shakur

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  23. “The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.” Franklin D. Roosevelt

  24. “Money may not buy happiness, but I'd rather cry in a Jaguar than on a bus.” Françoise Sagan

  25. “You can be young without money, but you can't be old without it.” Tennessee Williams