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Quotes for money. Paying bills, learning to budget, understanding the stock market, investing wisely--these are important lessons to learn and to teach. Sometimes your kid--or even your spouse--may resist. So may your boss. Find a quote to make it fun, inspiring, or at least palatable.

When it comes to finances, remember that there are no withholding taxes on the wages of sin.

No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he only had good intentions. He had money as well.
Put not your trust in money, but put your money in trust.
You can be young without money but you can't be old without it.
No, not rich. I am a poor man with money, which is not the same thing.
I do want to get rich but I never want to do what there is to do to get rich.
Corporation, n. An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility.
The IRS sent back my tax return saying I owed $800. I said, “If you’ll notice, I sent a paper clip with my return. Given what you’ve been paying for things lately, that should more than make up the difference.”
Money speaks sense in a language all nations understand.
A fool and her money are soon courted.
You don’t seem to realize that a poor person who is unhappy is in a better position than a rich person who is unhappy. Because the poor person has hope. He thinks money would help.
Prosperity is the best protector of principle.
It is better to live rich, than to die rich.
He must have killed a lot of men to have made so much money.
Success in investing doesn’t correlate with I.Q. once you’re above the level of 25. Once you have ordinary intelligence, what you need is the temperament to control the urges that get other people into trouble in investing.
Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.
Man was lost if he went to a usurer, for the interest ran faster than a tiger upon him.
Beautiful credit! The foundation of modern society. Who shall say that this is not the golden age of mutual trust, of unlimited reliance upon human promises? That is a peculiar condition of society which enables a whole nation to instantly recognize point and meaning in the familiar newspaper anecdote, which puts into the mouth of a distinguished speculator in lands and mines this remark: -- I wasn't worth a cent two years ago, and now I owe two millions of dollars.
What most people don’t seem to realize is that there is just as much money to be made out of the wreckage of a civilization as from the upbuilding of one.
What's breaking into a bank compared with founding a bank?
Could we have the vision of doing away in this great country with poverty? … That would be one of the very best arguments against Communism that we could possibly have.
I am for lifting everyone off the social bottom. In fact, I am for doing away with the social bottom altogether.
The secret point of money and power in America is neither the things that money can buy nor power for power's sake... but absolute personal freedom, mobility, privacy. It is the instinct which drove America to the Pacific, all through the nineteenth century, the desire to be able to find a restaurant open in case you want a sandwich, to be a free agent, live by one's own rules.
Thinking to get at once all the gold the goose could give, he killed it and opened it only to find—nothing.
Maybe wealth begins the day you are finally able to want what you have.
Life is a game. Money is how we keep score.
The only value of stock forecasters is to make fortune tellers look good.
When you’re poor, you grow up fast.
Come away! Poverty’s catching.
Another good thing about being poor is that when you are seventy your children will not have declared you legally insane in order to gain control of your estate.
Until we end the masculinization of wealth, we will not end the feminization of poverty.
Money is like manure; it’s not worth a thing unless it’s spread around encouraging young things to grow.
It is very difficult for the prosperous to be humble.
… the impassable gulf that lies between riches and poverty.
Choosing wealth as a goal requires facing everything about your money bravely, honestly, with courage—which is a very, very hard thing for most of us to do.
I’ve made it my business to make business my business.
Most of the rich people I’ve known have been fairly miserable.
It’s my absolute opinion that in our complex industrial society, no business enterprise can succeed without sharing the burden of the problems of other enterprises.
New rule: If churches don’t have to pay taxes, they also can’t call the fire department when they catch fire. Sorry reverend, that’s one of those services that goes along with paying in. I’ll use the fire department I pay for. You can pray for rain.
President Bush says he now wants to simplify the tax code. Only those in the blue states will pay.
I’m a middle-bracket person with a middle-bracket spouse / And we live together gaily in a middle-bracket house. / We’ve a fair-to-middlin’ family; we take the middle view; / So we’re manna sent from heaven to internal revenue.
Keeping accounts, Sir, is of no use when a man is spending his own money, and has nobody to whom he is to account. You won’t eat less beef today, because you have written down what it cost yesterday.
The average family exists only on paper and its average budget is a fiction, invented by statisticians for the convenience of statisticians.
Money only appeals to selfishness and always tempts its owners irresistibly to abuse it. // Can anyone imagine Moses, Jesus, or Gandhi armed with the money-bags of Carnegie?
The banks have a new image. Now you have “a friend,” your friendly bank. If the banks are so friendly, how come they chain down the pens?
The state of the union is that money talks and public policy is sold to the highest bidder.
Let’s kill two birds with one loan!
Neither a borrower nor a lender be: / For loan oft loses both itself and friend.
The stock market is a no-called-strike game. You don’t have to swing at everything—you can wait for your pitch. The problem when you’re a money manager is that your fans keep yelling, “Swing, you bum!”
Our economic dependence depended on individual initiative. It depended on a belief in the free market; but it has also depended on our sense of mutual regard for each other, the idea that everybody has a stake in the country, that we’re all in it together and everybody’s got a shot at opportunity.
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.
… money … is really the difference between men and animals, most of the things men feel animals feel and vice versa, but animals do not know about money, money is a purely human conception and that is very important to know very very important.
There are two times in a man’s life when he should not speculate: when he can’t afford it, and when he can.
To those peoples in the huts and villages of half the globe struggling to break the bonds of mass misery, we pledge our best efforts to help them help themselves, for whatever period is requirednot because the communists may be doing it, not because we seek their votes, but because it is right. If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
I knew so little about money I used to sign my check, “Love, Rita.”
Hollywood money isn’t money. It’s congealed snow, melts in your hand, and there you are.
Now he disliked talking business with her as much as he had enjoyed it before they were married.
Rich people plan for four generations. Poor people plan for Saturday night.
Without frugality none can be rich, and with it very few would be poor.
I do not value wealth or riches, / Wherefore I shall be ever more content / To bring more richness to my mind / And not to keep my mind on riches.
… a Man that wants Money thinks none can be unhappy that has it ….
I have only one thing to say to the tax increasers: Go ahead, make my day!
You see those charts that say if you put away $500 a year starting at age 20, by the time you’re 50, you’d have a gazillion dollars? It just makes you ill that you didn’t do it.
The way to become rich is to make money, my dear Edna, not to save it ….
Money doesn’t bring courage, I learned. It’s the other way around.