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Money, money, money! You can tell how important something is to a society by how many synonyms or slang words it has for a term -- like how they say Eskimo's have a lot of words for snow.

A quick search and we found 111 synonyms and/slang terms for money... the list below, for fun... hmm, what does that say?

List of 111 Other Words for Money

bacon, bands, bank, banknote, bankroll, bankrolls, bar, benjamins, big bucks, bills, biscuits, bisquick, blue cheddar, blue cheese, bones, bread, brick, broccoli, buckaroos, bucks, c-notes, cabbage, cake, capital, cash, cash money, check, cheddar, cheese, chips, chits, chump change, clam, clams, coin, coinage, commas, cream, dead presidents, dime, dinero, dollars, dosh, doubloons, dough, ducats, fetti, filthy lucre, finances, five-spot, fivers, folding stuff, frog, frog skins, frogskins, funds, gold, grand, gravy, green, greenbacks, guac, guineas, gwop, half-yard, honk, hundies, jacksons, knots, lampshade, large, lincolns, lolly, long green, loot, lucci, mazuma, milk, monkey, moola, moola/moolah, notes, nugget, paper, payola, pesos, plunder, quid, rack, readies, resources, rhino, riches, rock, roll, sawbucks, scratch, scrilla, shekels, shillings, silver, smackers, specie, stacks, ten-spot, tenners, treasure, turkey, wad, wonga, and yard.

(Thanks to, WikiPedia, and for the terms.)

Herein we present a slew of great quotes about money for you to ponder and share. Enjoy!

We wish you a most prosperous day!

Try not to be a man or woman of success, but rather a man or woman of inspiration. If you're successful, they will flock to you for money or fame, but if you're inspirational, they will flock to you because they love your soul and how you change theirs.

--Shannon L. Alder

Money isn't the solution to your problems. It only lets you carry your unhappiness around in style.

--Shannon L. Alder

Boasting about wealth is an open invitation to others to divest you of it.

--Stewart Stafford

We spend money we don't have, on things we don't need, to make impressions that don't matter.

--Tim Jackson

Money never prevented anyone from being happy or unhappy.

--Eddie Barclay

Money isn't everything... but it ranks right up there with oxygen.

--Rita Davenport

A penny saved is still just a fucking penny.

--Dan Lok

Money has a way of trumping even the gravest of enemies over time.

--Jim Oberweis

With money, who needs friends?

--Frank Gorshin

All money is a matter of belief.

--Adam Smith

There was a time when a fool and his money were soon parted, but now it happens to everybody.

--Adlai E. Stevenson

What good is money if it can't buy happiness?

--Agatha Christie

Where large sums of money are concerned, it is advisable to trust nobody.

--Agatha Christie

Real riches are the riches possessed inside.

--B.C. Forbes

To me, money is a commodity that a person must have to function, not a goal in itself.

--Buzz Aldrin

To despise money, one must have plenty of it.

--Cesare Pavese

Wealth is not about having a lot of money; it's about having a lot of options.

--Chris Rock

The only way not to think about money is to have a great deal of it.

--Edith Wharton

Money is only the root of all evil when it gets in the wrong hand.

--Edmond Mbiaka

Saving money Today secures, eases, and beautifies Tomorrow.

--Ehsan Sehgal

Money is the wise man's religion.


Capitalism is using its money; we socialists throw it away.

--Fidel Castro

You aren't wealthy until you have something money can't buy.

--Garth Brooks

If you make meaning, you'll make money.

--Guy Kawasaki

If you make money, you might not make meaning.

--Guy Kawasaki

No matter how hard you hug your money, it never hugs back.

--H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Measure your wealth by what you'd have left if you lost all your money.

--H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

If you're planning only to make money and nothing else, you'll be broke.

--Haile Gebrselassie

Thought, not money, is the real business capital.

--Harvey S. Firestone

Make money your god and it will plague you like the devil.

--Henry Fielding

The more your money works for you, the less you have to work for money.

--Idowu Koyenikan

Many people make the mistake of saving money by wasting time.

--J.R. Rim

The creditor hath a better memory than the debtor.

--James Howell

You can put a new shirt on your back, slide a fresh chain around your neck, and accumulate all the money and power in the world, but at the end of the day those are just layers. Money and power don't change you, they just further expose your true self.


The money you have gives you freedom; the money you pursue enslaves you.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Success and money can really be quite blinding.

--Jim Harrison

No man's credit is as good as his money.

--John Dewey

And plenty makes us poor.

--John Dryden

Most men love money and security more, and creation and construction less, as they get older.

--John Maynard Keynes

Spend not where you may save; spare not where you must spend.

--John Ray

Money is like water in a leaky bucket: no sooner there, it begins to drip.

--John Updike

A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.

--Jonathan Swift

The rule is not to talk about money with people who have much more or much less than you.

--Katharine Whitehorn

Money equals freedom.

--Kevin O'Leary

Money has no grey areas. You either make it or you lose it.

--Kevin O'Leary

Don't cry about money, it never cries for you.

--Kevin O'Leary

Don't cry for money. It never cries for you.

--Kevin O'Leary

Money is the great tool through whose means labor and skill become universally co-operative.

--Leland Stanford

Having money is rather like being a blond. It is more fun but not vital.

--Mary Quant

Money: power at its most liquid.

--Mason Cooley

Money is to my social existence what health is to my body.

--Mason Cooley

Money talks, but power shouts.

--Matshona Dhliwayo

The say money talks, but I've seen it sing, and even seen it dance.

--Matshona Dhliwayo

Save your money. You're going to need twice as much money in your old age as you think.

--Michael Caine

Wealth does not make people happy, but positive increases in wealth may.

--Nassim Nicholas Taleb

A man is usually more careful of his money than of his principles.

--Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

Money won is twice as sweet as money earned.

--Paul Newman

You must spend money to make money.


Fortune is like glass -- the brighter the glitter, the more easily broken.

--Publilius Syrus

Money alone sets all the world in motion.

--Publilius Syrus

Be your money's master, not its slave.

--Publilius Syrus

A good reputation is more valuable than money.

--Publilius Syrus

Look at what caused people to make a lot of money and you will see that usually it is in proportion to their production of what the society wanted.

--Ray Dalio

The true currency of life is time, not money, and we've all got a limited stock of that.

--Robert Harris

Who covets more is evermore a slave.

--Robert Herrick

The want of money is the root of all evil.

--Samuel Butler

The best way to make happy money is to make money your hobby and not your god.

--Scott Alexander

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

--Scott Alexander

And it turns out that tribes, not money, not factories, that can change our world, that can change politics, that can align large numbers of people. Not because you force them to do something against their will. But because they wanted to connect.

--Seth Godin

Money can't buy friends, but you can get a better class of enemy.

--Spike Milligan

Money couldn't buy friends, but you got a better class of enemy.

--Spike Milligan

Not everything is about money.

--Suze Orman

The key to making money is to stay invested.

--Suze Orman

Remember what I always say: people first, then money, then things.

--Suze Orman

You can be young without money, but you can't be old without it.

--Tennessee Williams

Nothing that is God's is obtainable by money.


Chase the vision, not the money. The money will end up following you.

--Tony Hsieh

The thing about using other people's money is they're going to set the rules.

--Tyler Perry

Money is the string with which a sardonic destiny directs the motions of its puppets.

--William Somerset Maugham

Money is a kind of poetry.

--Wallace Stevens

The greatest power is not money power, but political power.

--Walter Annenberg

When you hit the big time, big money, big egos, people don't talk. You have no friends.

--Willard Scott

Money speaks, but it speaks with a male voice.

--Andrea Dworkin

After the first million, money isn't important.

--Larry Flynt

Weapons are like money; no one knows the meaning of enough.

--Martin Amis

Powerful to alleviate, to delay, to camouflage, though money is, in the end it lets us down.

--Caryll Houselander

Money makes your life easier. If you're lucky to have it, you're lucky.

--Al Pacino

Sensitivity and money are like parallel lines. They don't meet.

--Ang Lee

Money has no moral opinions.

--Abraham Polonsky

Money talks -- but credit has an echo.

--Bob Thaves

I would borrow money all day long, if the cost of borrowing is less than the expected return.

--Brad Schneider

How much do I owe you?

--Chevy Chase

Money can't buy love, but it improves your bargaining position.

--Christopher Marlowe

Money Talks. Chocolate Sings.

--David Bautista

Balancing your money is the key to having enough.

--Elizabeth Warren

Anybody who thinks money will make you happy, hasn't got money.

--David Geffen

Money is not wealth. Money is a claim on wealth.

--David Korten

Money is a mechanism for control.

--David Korten

When you borrow money, you should always think how you're going to pay it back.

--Dmitry Medvedev
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