20 quotes on money

Making it, losing it - we're betting you'll be talking about it even through the season of goodwill. See what the great and the good said about wealth.

There's nothing like an inspirational quote, or one that makes you LOL, for that matter. From the depths of the Internet, our sister title Wealth Professional Canada has collected a wide-variety of thoughts on money from some influential, comedic and idolized people.

”Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game.” – Donald Trump

“In investing, what is comfortable is rarely profitable.” – Robert Arnott

“Only buy something that you’d be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for 10 years.” – Warren Buffett

“A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don’t need it.” – Bob Hope

“I’d like to live as a poor man with lots of money.” – Pablo Picasso

"The economy depends about as much on economists as the weather does on weather forecasters." – Jean-Paul Kauffmann

“October: This is one of the particularly dangerous months to invest in stocks. Other dangerous months are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August and February.” – Mark Twain

”Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.” – Benjamin Franklin

“For I don’t care too much for money, for money can’t buy me love.” – The Beatles

If you lend someone $20, and never see that person again, it was probably worth it. – Author Unknown

“The trick is to stop thinking of it as ‘your’ money.” – Tax auditor

“I made my money the old-fashioned way. I was very nice to a wealthy relative right before he died” – Malcolm Forbes

"Money won't create success, the freedom to make it will". - Nelson Mandela

“Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.” – Oscar Wilde

“Money often costs too much.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.” – Will Smith

“It doesn’t matter about money; having it, not having it. Or having clothes, or not having them. You’re still left alone with yourself in the end.”– Billy Idol

“He who loses money, loses much; He who loses a friend, loses much more; He who loses faith, loses all.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Money can’t buy happiness, but it will certainly get you a better class of memories.” – Ronald Reagan

“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.” – Maya Angelou