I made some pretty substantial changes to my spending habits this year.
I’ve read a lot of personal finance material from other bloggers and books from the guys who’ve gone out there and reached financial independence.
Over this last year I’ve read many money quotes from MANY great minds.
Below are my favourite twenty, I hope you enjoy them and find them as inspirational as I did.
My top 20 money quotes
Too many people spend money they earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people that they don’t like. – Will Rogers
Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants. – Epictetus
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest – Benjamin Franklin
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. Thomas Edison
What we really want to do is what we are really meant to do. When we do what we are meant to do, money comes to us, doors open for us, we feel useful, and the work we do feels like play to us. – Julia Cameron
Many people take no care of their money until they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. – Jim Rohn
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and hearts can do that. – Norman Vincent Peale
How many millionaires do you know who have become wealthy by investing in savings accounts? I rest my case. – Robert G. Allen
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
It’s not how much money you make, but how much you keep, how hard it works for you, and how many generations you keep it for. – Robert Kiyosaki
I’ve not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. – Thomas A. Edison
Don’t tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you value. – Joe Biden
We make a living by what we get, but make a life by what we give. – Winston Churchill
A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. – David Brinkley
The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus. – Bruce Lee
If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to meet it. – Jonathan Winters
The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. – Vidal Sassoon
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. – Lao Tzu
It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan. – Eleanor Roosevelt
We all see plenty of quotes flying about social media.
Obviously being a personal finance blogger the money quotes stand out to me the most.
Reading them is one thing, implementing them is another.
What’s holding you back?
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