A collection of quotes on and about money.


“If you want to know what God thinks about money just look at the people He gives it to.”

Alexander Pope


“There are two ways to get enough. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.”

G.K. Chesterton


"Among the rich you will never find a really generous man even by accident. They may give their money away, but they will never give themselves away."

G.K. Chesterton


"I'm living so far beyond my means that we may almost be said to be living apart."



"There is no road to wealth so easy and respectable as that of matrimony."

Anthony Trollope


"A businessman is the only man who is forever apologizing for his occupation."

G.K. Chesterton


"Credit is a system whereby a person who can not pay gets another person who can not pay to guarantee that he can pay."

Charles Dickens


"Money is our madness, our vast collective madness."

D.H. Lawrence


"Money is in some respects life's fire: it is a very excellent servant, but a terrible master."

Phineas T. Barnum


“Money poisons you when you've got it, and starves you when you haven't.”

D.H. Lawrence


"The thing that differentiates man from animals is money."

Gertrude Stein


“Money speaks sense in a language all nations understand.”

Aphra Behn


"The only way not to think about money is to have a great deal of it."

Edith Wharton


"If you make money your god, it will plague you like the devil."

Henry Fielding


"Money can't buy love, but it improves your bargaining position."

Christopher Marlowe


"Excess of wealth is cause of covetousness."

Christopher Marlowe


“I am content; that is a blessing greater than riches; and he to whom that is given need ask no more.”

Henry Fielding


“Only people who are well off can be - complex.”

H.G. Wells


"The waste of plenty is the resource of scarcity."

Thomas Love Peacock