Two Sides of the Same Coin: 23 Quotes on the Value and Danger of Money

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Ask any two people what they think about money and wealth, and you'll likely get two very different answers.

Wealth may not be all that it's cracked up to be, but at the same time, who doesn't want a few extra dollars in their pocket?

We've gathered 23 quotes from some of the world's most famous authors, speakers, philosophers, comedians, and leaders; and no, they don't all agree about money. Still, there's wisdom to be gleaned, and you may find your own thoughts about money being challenged in the process.

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Two Sides of the Same Coin: 23 Quotes on the Value and Danger of Money

  1. 1. Two Sides o f t h e Same Coin 23 qu o t e s a b o u t t h e v a l u e & danger of money
  2. 2. “ I f y o u w i s h t o ge t r i c h , save what you get. A fo o l c a n ear n money; b u t i t t a ke s a wise man to save a n d d i s p o s e o f i t t o h i s own advantage . ” ― Brigham Young
  3. 3. ! “ M o n e y i s a t o o l . Used properly it make s something beautiful; used wrong, it make s a m e s s ! ” ― Bradley Vinson
  4. 4. “ B a l a n c i n g y o u r m o n e y i s t h e ke y t o hav i n g e n o u g h . ” ― Elizabeth Warren
  5. 5. “Rich people have small T V s a n d b i g l i b r a r i e s , and poor people have s m a l l l i b r a r i e s a n d b i g T V s . ” ― Z i g Z i g lar Photo: Zoolander (2001 ) / Paramount Pictures
  6. 6. “We a l t h c o n s i s t s n o t i n h aving g r e a t p o s s e s s i o n s , b u t i n hav i n g few wants.” ― Epictetus
  7. 7. “ I f y o u ' ve g o t a d o l l a r and you spend 29 cents o n a l o a f o f b r e a d , you've g o t 71 c e n t s l e f t . ! B u t i f y o u ' ve g o t seventeen g rand and you spend 29 cents o n a l o a f o f b r e a d , y o u ' v e s t i l l g o t seventeen grand. T h e r e ' s a m a t h l e s s o n fo r y o u . ” ― Steve Mar tin
  8. 8. “For t u n e s i d e s w i t h h i m w h o d a r e s . ” ― Vi rg i l
  9. 9. “Everyday i s a b a n k a c c o u n t , and time i s o u r currency. No one i s r i c h , no one i s p o o r, we've got 24 hours each . ” ― Christopher Rice
  10. 10. “Money is only a t o o l . I t w i l l t a ke y o u whereve r y o u w i s h , b u t i t w i l l n o t r e p l a c e y o u a s t h e d r i ver. ” ― Ayn Rand
  11. 11. “We a l t h i s t h e s l ave o f a w i s e m a n . T h e m a s t e r o f a fo o l . ” ― Seneca
  12. 12. " E a r ly t o b e d and early t o r i s e , Makes a man healthy weal thy and wise. ” — Benjamin Franklin
  13. 13. “Hold material goods and we a l t h o n a f l a t p a l m a n d n o t i n a clench e d f i s t . ” ― Alistair Begg
  14. 14. “Wealth, my son, should neve r b e y o u r g o a l i n l i fe . Your words are eloquent but they are mere words. True wealth is of the hear t , n o t o f t h e p u r s e . ” ― Og Mandino
  15. 15. “While money can't buy happiness, i t c e r t a i n ly l e t s y o u choose your own form of mi sery. ” ― Groucho Marx
  16. 16. “You can be young without money, but you c a n ' t b e o l d w i t h o u t i t . ” ― Tennessee Williams
  17. 17. “We a l t h i s n o t a b o u t h av i n g a l o t o f m o n e y ; i t ' s a b o u t h av i n g a l o t o f o p t i o n s . ” ― Chris Rock
  18. 18. “ I f wealth was t h e i n e v i t a b l e r e s u l t o f h a r d work and e n t e r p r i s e , every woman i n A f r i c a would be a m i l l i o n a i r e . ” ― George Monbiot
  19. 19. “Don't think money does ever y t h i n g o r y o u a r e going to end up doing ever y t h i n g for money. ” ― Voltaire
  20. 20. “ I t ’ s a recession w h e n y o u r n e i g h b o r l o s e s h i s j o b ; i t ’ s a depression when you lose your ow n . ” ― Har r y S . T ruman
  21. 21. “Business, you know, may bring money, b u t f r i e n d s h i p hardly eve r d o e s . ” ― Jane Austen
  22. 22. “Rule #1: Never lose money. ! Rule #2: Never forget Rule #1. ” ― War ren Buf fe t t
  23. 23. I t h i n k y o u w i l l f i n d When your death take s i t s t o l l All the money you made Will never buy back y o u r s o u l ” ― Bob Dylan
  24. 24. “The qu i ckest way t o d o u b l e y o u r m o n e y i s t o fo l d i t i n h a l f a n d p u t i t i n y o u r b a ck pocke t . ” ― Will Rogers

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