Personal finance is something that I enjoy talking about. Money is one of those things that people assume is just too taboo to talk about. In my own opinion it’s something we need to talk about! I believe that couples, families etc. should talk openly with one another about finances because having these open conversations can help to prevent problems later on.
Something that really annoys me is when people feel the need to always say ‘Money isn’t everything‘ while this is somewhat true in the end money still matters. It matters alot! Money might not solve all your problems but having it will give you more freedom from the stressful things you might come across in your everyday life.
In the right hands, money can be a positive tool that you can use to better not only yourself, but the lives of others. That being said, there’s a few things we can learn about money from people who have already achieved financial success.
All that being said, here are 21 quotes about money from self made millionaires and billionaires.
Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.
It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.
Money brings you security and choice. You can make decisions in a different way if you have a lot of money. But when you have nothing, you have a naiveté, and a more fearless attitude because you have nothing to lose.
Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.
After a certain point, money is meaningless. It ceases to be the goal. The game is what counts.
To win big, you sometimes have to take big risks.
“I always try to be smart. I try to treat all the money I’m making like it’s the last time I’m going to make it.”
My philosophy is that if I have any money I invest it in new ventures and not have it sitting around.
The biggest risk is not taking any risk … In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.
No action is too small when it comes to changing the world… I’m inspired every time I meet an entrepreneur who is succeeding against all odds
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.
The business of business should not be about money. It should be about responsibility. It should be about public good, not private greed.
Money frees you from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy.
Of the billionaires I have known, money just brings out the basic traits in them. If they were jerks before they had money, they are simply jerks with a billion dollars.
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
When you live for others’ opinions, you are dead. I don’t want to live thinking about how I’ll be remembered.
I think frugality drives innovation, just like other constraints do. One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out.
Jeff Bezos (founder and CEO of Amazon)
So many people talk about their investments or how much money they have but there’s so many rich people who spend a lot of that trying to buy a piece of happiness.
Taxes are not good things, but if you want services, somebody’s got to pay for them so they’re a necessary evil.
Failure is not the outcome – failure is not trying. Don’t be afraid to fail.
What is your one favorite money quote? I would really like to know if you could share it !