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Rather go to bed supperless, than rise in debt.

--Benjamin Franklin
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Live within your means, never be in debt, and by husbanding your money you can always lay it out well.

--Andrew Jackson

Longer Version:

Live within your means, never be in debt, and by husbanding your money you can always lay it out well. But when you get in debt you become a slave. Therefore I say to you never involve yourself in debt, and become no man's surety.


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Who goeth a borrowing. Goeth a sorrowing.

--Thomas Tusser
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There is an excellent correlation between giving society what it wants and making money, and almost no correlation between the desire to make money and how much money one makes.

--Ray Dalio
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Making money is no fun. Contributing to and changing the world is a lot more fun.

--Muhammad Yunus
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The companies that are successful, they start out to make meaning, not to make money.

--Guy Kawasaki
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The way to become rich is to make money, not to save it.

--Kate Chopin
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Making money is not a thing that you do -- it's a skill that you learn.

--Naval Ravikant
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A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart.

--Jonathan Swift
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By sowing frugality we reap liberty, a golden harvest.

--Agesilaus

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To acquire money requires valor, to keep money requires prudence, and to spend money well is an art.

--Berthold Auerbach
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He that wants money, means, and content is without three good friends.

--William Shakespeare
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Money is the alienated essence of man's work and existence; this essence dominates him and he worships it.

--Karl Marx
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Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.

--Zig Ziglar
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The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it in your back pocket.

--Will Rogers
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If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.

--Dorothy Parker
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Lottery: A tax on people who are bad at math.

--Ambrose Bierce
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To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy.

--Bette Davis
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Money grows on the tree of persistence.

--Japanese Proverb
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Money is the best deodorant.

--Elizabeth Taylor
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Money is a way of measuring wealth but is not wealth in itself.

--Alan Watts
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Money doesn't buy happiness -- it buys freedom.

--Naval Ravikant
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Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. And it will leave you unfulfilled.

--Barack Obama

Longer Version:

Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential.


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I don't want to make money. I just want to be wonderful.

--Marilyn Monroe
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Spend your money on the things money can buy. Spend your time on the things money can't buy.

--Haruki Murakami
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Money is a great servant but a bad master.

--Sir Francis Bacon
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I make myself rich by making my wants few.

--Henry David Thoreau
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Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.

--Norman Vincent Peale
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When a fellow says, It ain't the money but the principle of the thing, it's the money.

--Kin Hubbard
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Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.

--Erich Fromm
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I never lost money by turning a profit.

--Bernard M. Baruch
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Success to me does not mean money.

--Ziggy Marley
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Time well spent results in more money to spend, more money to save, and more time to vacation.

--Zig Ziglar
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Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.

--Woody Allen
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A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money.

--W. C. Fields
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You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity.

--Thomas Wolfe
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Money, not morality, is the principle commerce of civilized nations.

--Thomas Jefferson
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Life is a game. Money is how we keep score.

--Ted Turner
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Words are the money of fools.

--Thomas Hobbes

Longer Version:

Words are the counters of wise men, and the money of fools.


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It's our money, and we're free to spend it any way we please.

--Rose Kennedy
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Recession is when a neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours.

--Ronald Reagan
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Money and investing can be complex, confusing, and often boring subjects.

--Robert Kiyosaki
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Money has a language of its own.

--Robert Kiyosaki
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In the world of money and investing, you must learn to control your emotions.

--Robert Kiyosaki
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I'd learned how much happiness money can bring you. Very little.

--Rick Pitino
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It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating.

--Oscar Wilde
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Family is the most important thing in the world.

--Princess Diana
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Money has to serve, not to rule.

--Pope Francis
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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
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Money without brains is always dangerous.

--Napoleon Hill
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Human beings are much bigger than just making money.

--Muhammad Yunus
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Kindness eases everything almost as much as money does.

--Mason Cooley
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It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake.

--Margaret Thatcher
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Pennies do not come from heaven. They have to be earned here on earth.

--Margaret Thatcher
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Capital as such is not evil; it is its wrong use that is evil. Capital in some form or other will always be needed.

--Mahatma Gandhi
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A sustainable world means working together to create prosperity for all.

--Jacqueline Novogratz
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Money will buy a pretty good dog, but it won't buy the wag of his tail.

--Josh Billings
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A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.

--John Ruskin
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Time is more valuable than money, because time is irreplaceable.

--John C. Maxwell

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The circulation of confidence is better than the circulation of money.

--James Madison
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Money can't buy happiness.

--Howard Hughes

Longer Version:

Money can't buy happiness, but it certainly is a stress reliever.


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I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas.

--Hillary Clinton

Longer Version:

I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas, but what I decided to do was to fulfill my profession, which I entered before my husband was in public life.


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It is not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It is the customer who pays the wages.

--Henry Ford
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To have done anything just for money is to have been truly idle.

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

--Henry David Thoreau
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Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.

--George Carlin
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True charity is the desire to be useful to others with no thought of recompense.

--Emanuel Swedenborg
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When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.

--Desiderius Erasmus
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The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.

--Confucius
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Money doesn't talk, it swears.

--Bob Dylan
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If you would know the value of money, go and try to borrow some.

--Benjamin Franklin
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The use of money is all the advantage there is in having it.

--Benjamin Franklin
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A penny saved is a penny earned.

--Benjamin Franklin
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Remember that credit is money.

--Benjamin Franklin
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Creditors have better memories than debtors.

--Benjamin Franklin
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Money is the barometer of a society's virtue.

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

--Ayn Rand
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Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; and the same is true of fame.

--Arthur Schopenhauer
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There is no class so pitiably wretched as that which possesses money and nothing else.

--Andrew Carnegie
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Debt, n. An ingenious substitute for the chain and whip of the slavedriver.

--Ambrose Bierce
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