Money quotes and affirmations for a fulfilling financial future

Anna Allgaier

Hey you, ready to be inspired? Of course you are.

I’m feeling all deep and profound today, so in a bid to keep these zen vibes going, I’ve dug through the internet to pull up some pearls of wisdom people have shared about money. I’m talking quotes people.

That’s right. This article is the long form equivalent of all those posts you avoid on Instagram. (It isn’t really) I’m really selling this piece aren’t I?

Anyway, let us begin.

Quote 1: Thou shalt get Wise with your money

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I’ll be honest, there’s a lot of mixed messaging in these quotes, but it’s all about range, you know? Gotta keep it balanced.

“Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery.” - Charles Dickens

Not just a one- trick pony. Charles Dickens did more than just write A Christmas Carol, he also gave sound advice on the importance of budgeting.

“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.” - Jerry Seinfeld

I have nothing of value to add here.

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

Are you an Oscar Wilde, or a Charles Dickens?

“Best revenge is your paper.” - Beyoncé

While I am of the belief that money doesn't buy happiness, I am also of the belief that what Beyoncé says goes. I’m so confused 😞

“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


“Money and power don’t change you, they just further expose your true self.” - Jay Z

Omg, Jay Z and Bey are arguing again. Sad for them, a potential new album for us.

"Early to bed, early to rise, keeps you healthy, wealthy and wise." - Benjamin Franklin

I mean, I sleep 12 hours a night and don’t feel like I have wealth or wisdom. But I work at Wise, does that count?

“Money is My B...” - Nas


“Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time”. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


“I've made all my money on my own without my family and I work very hard. I'm not, like, that smart.” - Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton, proving the “A for effort” award at school wasn’t actually shameful.

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