Need a little #TuesdayMotivation? Nothing the internet’s best financial freedom quotes can’t solve.
Alright, alright… I’ll admit motivational quotes can be a little cheesy sometimes. That said, even the biggest skeptic has to admit a good quote carries a special magic.
Not only does a good line offer a glimpse into the mind of some of the most brilliant thinkers of all time, but there’s nothing like the power of a big idea presented in a small package.
And since this site is all about the idea of financial freedom, I thought it’d be fun to highlight all the amazing financial freedom quotes (and similar money related quotes) I’ve stockpiled over the years.
Without further ado, here is:
The Money Wizard’s Mega Collection of Financial Freedom Quotes
Most of these have already made appearances on the official Money Wizard twitter page, but I thought it’d be fun to throw them together in one mega reference.
Positive Financial Quotes:
Financial freedom is available to all those who learn about it and work for it.” – Robert Kiyosaki
Financial fitness is not a pipe dream or a state of mind. It’s a reality if you are willing to pursue it and embrace it.” – Will Robinson
At least eighty percent of millionaires are self-made. That is, they started with nothing but ambition and energy, the same way most of us start.” – Brian Tracy
Money can’t buy happiness, but it will certainly get you a better class of memories.” – Ronald Reagan
Money is a guarantee that we may have what we want in the future. Though we need nothing at the moment it ensures the possibility of satisfying a new desire when it arises.” — Aristotle
If you’re saving, you’re succeeding.” ― Steve Burkholder
Quotes about Financial Success:
The philosophy of the rich and the poor is this: the rich invest their money and spend what is left. The poor spend their money and invest what is left.” – Robert Kiyosaki
Investing is not nearly as difficult as it looks. Successful investing involves doing a few things right and avoiding serious mistakes.” – John Bogle
The habit of saving is itself an education; it fosters every virtue, teaches self-denial, cultivates the sense of order, trains to forethought, and so broadens the mind.” – T.T. Munger
Don’t look for the needle in the haystack. Just buy the haystack.” – John Bogle
If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.” – Edmund Burke
Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
The secret to creating lasting financial change is to decide to pay yourself first and then make it automatic.” – David Bach
I remember saying to my mentor, ‘If I had more money, I would have a better plan.’ He quickly responded, ‘I would suggest that if you had a better plan, you would have more money.’ You see, it’s not the amount that counts; it’s the plan that counts.” – Jim Rohn
Time Freedom Quotes:
Everyday is a bank account, and time is our currency. No one is rich, no one is poor, we’ve got 24 hours each. – Christopher Rice
The only difference between a rich person and poor person is how they use their time” – Robert Kiyosaki
‘What do you fear my lady?’
‘A cage. To stay behind bars until use and old age accept them and all chance of valor has gone beyond recall or desire.” -JRR Tolkien
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
Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will.” – Nelson Mandela
My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.” – Steve Jobs
The question you need to answer is what you want to do with your life given that you don’t have the time to do everything? Do you want to spend most of your life paying off the interest of a 30-year mortgage and working so you can fill increasingly bigger houses with increasingly more stuff while being stuck in your daily commute in increasingly nicer cars? Or are you prepared to give up the stuff so that you can do whatever you want, whenever, and wherever, within reason? What will your legacy be–what you owned or who you were?” -Jacob Lund Fisker
A bad day fishing sure beats a good day at work.” – Anonymous
Financial Wisdom Quotes:
Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” -Warren Buffett
Too many people spend money they earned… to buy things they don’t want… to impress people that they don’t like.” -Will Rogers
There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no one independence quite so important, as living within your means.” -Calvin Coolidge.
Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it … he who doesn’t … pays it.” -Anonymous
Never spend your money before you have it.” – Thomas Jefferson
More people should learn to tell their dollars where to go instead of asking them where they went.” – Roger Babson
Whether socks or stocks, I like buying quality merchandise when it is marked down.” – Warren Buffett
There are two ways to get rich – make more or desire less.” – Anonymous
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor. – Seneca
It’s good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it’s good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven’t lost the things that money can’t buy.” – George Lorimer
Every time you borrow money, you’re robbing your future self.” — Nathan W. Morris
The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function.” -Albert Bartlett, Physicist
Now I will tell thee an unusual truth about men and sons of men. It is this: That what each of us calls our ‘necessary expenses’ will always grow to equal our incomes unless we protest to the contrary.” – George Samual Clason
Quotes about Financial Freedom:
“The question “how much do you need to retire?” is pretty much standard. Conversely, “how little do you need to retire?” is extremely rare.” – Jacob Lund Fisker
Personally, I consider myself “in the red” because I don’t yet have enough assets to support my current lifestyle without working. I’m living on borrowed time, because my current consumption obligates me to continue working and saving to grow my stash. I won’t think of myself as “out of debt” until I’m financially independent, because until then I’m borrowing from my own future.” – Sol, The Mr. Money Mustache Forums
If you want to be financially-free, you need to become a different person than you are today and let go of whatever has held you back in the past.” – Robert Kiyosaki
Whatever your income, always live below your means.” – Thomas J. Stanley, The Millionaire Next Door
Quotes on Financial Independence:
Debt is normal. Be weird.” -Dave Ramsey
If you live for having it all, what you have is never enough.” -Vicki Robin
If you will make the sacrifices now that most people aren’t willing to make, later on you will be able to live as those folks will never be able to live.” -Dave Ramsey”
My guiding principle and motivation was that I wanted to retire by the time I turned 35…. I was going to bust my ass. And then I was going to retire and travel and party like a rock star by the time I was 35 years old. I did it by 30.” – Mark Cuban
The moment you make passive income and portfolio income a part of your life, your life will change. Those words will become flesh.” – Robert Kiyosaki
Your economic security does not lie in your job; it lies in your own power to produce – to think, to learn, to create, to adapt. That’s true financial independence. It’s not having wealth; it’s having the power to produce wealth. – Stephen Covey
Financial independence is about having more choices.” – Robert Kiyosaki
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Of course, they’re also sprinkled across the hundreds of posts in the blog archives. Cheers!
Do you have a favorite financial freedom quote that I left out? Let me know in the comments!
Bernz JP says
Actually not just Tuesday motivation, more like daily for me.
Love this one! “It’s good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it’s good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven’t lost the things that money can’t buy.” – George Lorimer
Love this list and especially happy that at least one Tolkien quote is included, there is an incredible amount of wisdom in the LOTR books. Also having MMM quotes in the list made me smile. My favorite quote from him is however not money related. It goes like:
“One of the joys and frustrations of being an engineer who is also a hopeless dreamer is that you can see the beauty of what the world could be, while also feeling the burden of every single thing that is in the way of achieving that beauty.”
Facing such situations too much in everyday life.
Also, I would add this quote from the EarlyRetirementDude as one from my top list:
“Your job’s a business transaction. You may want to sell your time to these people and they may want to buy it from you…so when you feel desperate for the door—really desperate—remember: if you want your freedom that badly, the door’s right there. Nobody’s hiding the keys. All else is a matter of compromise.”
Thanks for sharing.
Great quote by Joe Biden VP – “Don’t tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you value.”
Manisham Prabhakar says
Love all quotes but some are the best one in my opinion
Christopher Rice- “Everyday is a bank account, and time is our currency. No one is rich, no one is poor, we’ve got 24 hours each.”
Robert Kiyosaki- “The only difference between a rich person and poor person is how they use their time”
Brian Tracy- “At least eighty percent of millionaires are self-made. That is, they started with nothing but ambition and energy, the same way most of us start.”
Thomas Jefferson- “Never spend your money before you have it.”
Nathan W. Morris- “Every time you borrow money, you’re robbing your future self.”
If we relate these quotes to our life we really do what we want to be.
The philosophy of the rich and the poor is this: the rich invest their money and spend what is left. The poor spend their money and invest what is left.” .i like this quotes very much.
Mohit Sharma says
Loved your Article..
“‘A cage. To stay behind bars until use and old age accept them and all chance of valor has gone beyond recall or desire.” -JRR Tolkien”
Attributing this completely to Tolkien is incorrect. Tolkien’s original words were “doing great deeds.” This was changed to “valor” by the screenwriters of Peter Jackson’s movie.
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Great post!! Very Inspiring Quotes
Sarkari Result says
the rich invest their money and spend what is left. The poor spend their money and invest what is left
Finance trip says
‘Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm’. this is good positive quote.